LED Poi is a new form of illuminated flow performance art. Flow arts, in general, combine a variety of different art disciplines including fire spinning, dance, and juggling.
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LED Poi is a new form of illuminated flow performance art. Flow arts, in general, combine a variety
of different art disciplines including fire spinning, dance, and juggling. To understand what LED
Poi is all about, you should first learn about Poi as a performance art. Poi involves the spinning of
tethered weights in various geometric and rhythmical patterns. The art form originated from the
Maori tribes of New Zealand. Since its discovery, it has evolved and expanded all over the world.
Poi can easily be crafted from about any material. This has led to the creation of LED poi, through
which the art form has become even more increasingly popular, particularly in rave communities
and EDM festival cultures. LED poi or glow poi consists of an object that glows or lights up and is
attached to a string, usually one poi in each hand. They can be found in the form of pods, balls,
and even nunchucks. More modern LED poi sets even include space sabers and whips. These flow
toys are extremely beneficial to children in terms of developing their creativity, flexibility, and
Just like any art form, LED poi and flow arts are great for expressing one’s self and having fun
while doing so. One of the best things about poi and flow arts is that they use the movement of
the entire body, making poi spinning an extremely fun and healthy activity. Poi does not only help
exercise the body, but also the mind, as it involves incredible coordination of movements, as you
flow through the surroundings. This mid and body connection makes LED poi spinning very similar
to meditative activities like Tai Chi and Yoga, which can likewise have incredible effects on
Some basic techniques that are used in LED Poi performances include holding or gripping the poi,
spinning, swinging, crossing, turning, and butterfly swinging. Modern glow poi dances borrow
from many physical art forms like juggling, flow arts and other forms of dance. Glow pois contain
LED light sources that are attached to each end of a chain or string. They are often swung and
spun in the dark to achieve maximum lighting effects.