In this workshop we will be mixing elements of tribal fusion bellydance into poi flow learning how to combine these two very different styles of movement. We will start with making our own simple pair of practice-pois from a pair of old stockings and two tennis balls - easy but functional. It's also possible to bring your existing pois if you already own some. When we all have a pair of pois Masha will teach you some basic poi spinning tricks and also give tips for practicing important poi skills at home like plain control for example. Then we will proceed to practice some bellydance moves before combining what we have learned and making belly-poi flow combo's. Masha will also give you some tips towards dancing with veil pois at the end of the workshop. This workshop is focussed on poi basics for practical reasons, but if you practice with poi first, veil poi becomes a fun next step to explore. Expect to find your flow, laugh a lot, challenge your sense of coordination in every way and of course an occasional tennisball hitting your face.
Masha has started her journey into movement as a child with Martial Arts training. As a teenager she also began to explore dance: first urban dance styles, later more traditional and folklore styles. Eventually she discovered Tribal Fusion Bellydance which gave her the artistic freedom to combine all of her movement vocabulary with awesome music. In 2014 Masha started teaching classes and performing in Belgium. Looking for an new adveture she moved to Portugal in 2016 and continued teaching herself the flow art of poi and veilpoi.