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Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 1.Staff

In the flow arts, there are a variety of possible staff practices including: single staff, double staff, contact staff and wands.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 2.Poi

A poi performance usually includes singing or dancing and can be done synchronized with a partner or a group. Poi are available in many forms, including sock poi, LED poi and fire poi.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 3.Fans

There are two general types of fans: collapsible, which can open up to 180° and can give the illusion of one wick turning into many, or non-collapsible, which is fixed at 90° and has finger holders at the bottom.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 4.Hoops

Hoops evolved into a great flow art movement.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 5.Devil sticks

The devil sticks consist of three tools, used in unison.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 6.Buugeng staff

The Buugeng or S staff is an interestingly shaped fire staff. It generally consists of a staff, with a grip at the center and either side bent into opposing half circles.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 7.Diabolo

The diabolo also known as the devil on two sticks is an interesting and fun tool and toy. It consists of a spool which is perfectly weighted on either side with a thin contact point in the middle and a rope with a stick attached at either end.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 8.Rope dart

The rope dart or rope javelin is an ancient Chinese weapon that consists of a sharp dart attached to a chain and then to a long rope (2-3 meters).

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 9.Nunchuku

Nunchaku (nunchuks in western world) are actually double short sticks attached by a chain originating from the east.

Top 10 Tools of the Flow Arts 10.Fire clubs or balls for Juggling

Fire juggling balls are made from a round spiral of wire with a wick secured in the center of the ball. Fire clubs are similar to normal juggling clubs but with a wick at one end.

 

 

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