Todd Aldrich

I am fire performer of Poi and Double Staff. Since my introduction into the world of flow I have found that poi has brought me a sense of balance and joy, which I hope to have the opportunity to share with others. Apart from fire performance I am a full time environmental studies student at Ithaca College. I have a particular interest in mycology as well as beekeeping. I have also spent 10 years as a competitive water-skier. In addition to performing at this year’s festival I will be teaching a workshop on Poi spinning.

Poi Basics:
A complete beginners introduction to poi spinning: I will cover timing, direction changes and break down simple patterns and tricks. In addition I will cover simple transitions between patterns and their variations.

Advanced Poi:
This workshop will cover more advanced patterns and transitions (pendulums, stalls, wraps, 1.5’s hybrids). I will cover the timing and direction involved in these patterns, explore variations and how to transitions freely between simple and advanced techniques.