Tag Archives: performance
Brett Schmerl totally smashing a dragon staff and doubles contact routine. The delicate technicality of the dragon staff section is my favourite part of this act, but, of course, the doubles is top class as well.
It’s great to see some more high quality contact staff routines appearing. Showcasing contact staff on stage with both a high level of skill but also as a performance with expression, dance or narrative helps to make it an art … Continue reading
I’ve been away for a while and a lot has been going on, it seems, since I last posted. I’m hoping to make this blog and website more active so look out for updates and posts in the next few … Continue reading
We’ve featured Alain on this blog before but this one is pretty new. I’m a big fan of Alain’s style and control and have had the pleasure of training with him briefly. I hope to have the chance again in the … Continue reading
I was recently reminded of this excellent routine from Robert James Webber. This is one of the most professional staff routines I’m aware of. The only people (to my knowledge) who are in the same league in terms of performance … Continue reading
This is all kinds of awesome! The music is great but the dude’s costume is amazing. The staff spinning, with a wee bit of contact, starts at 5:27 but, if you can stomach it, watch the whole thing! Only in … Continue reading
I’m currently in Glasgow, Scotland having been asked to teach acrostaff to members of the Commonwealth Youth Circus. Here is a taster of some of the stuff they are coming up with after one full session! This is Hannah applying … Continue reading
I had the privilege and fortune to attend a workshop by Aileen his summer. It was one of the most inspirational workshops I’ve taken, not least because Aileen approaches contact staff in a way that doesn’t come naturally to me: … Continue reading
Has anyone seen this type of martial arts staff spinning before? There’s a lot I find questionable and even funny about this format (particularly the sound track to this routine – remember the ’90s X-Men cartoon?) but they certainly have … Continue reading
I knew Teddy was an awesome poi spinner but before May this year I had no idea he span contact staff. I’m a big fan of his style as it mixes up technical ability with expression and movement.