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Performance Art of the Week: Poi

Poi is a style of performance art that involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.

Performance Art of the Week: Poi

Poi is a style of performance art originating with the Māori people of New Zealand that involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi equipment can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire). Now popular with many Millennials, Poi performances can be viewed at music festivals around the world.

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Written by Howard Kan

Avid photographer and videography, Howard has worked extensively with mural artists Hans Haveron, John Park, and Michael Pukac. He currently lives in Taipei and is working at a local news outlet.

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