Our first workshop of the Summer Drama Workshops at CGN was held on Wed June 5th 2019. Whilst future workshops will be based round improvisation and developing a drama production, this weeks opener was on Circus Skillsd. It was led by Poppy Avison-Fell, a performer and practitioner which led us to explore using swinging Poi, Juggling Balls, Hula Hooping, diablo, Tossing Flower Sticks, Spinning Plates, and flow ring toroflux
Don’t know what a Poi or a Toroflux is? Me neither. Here are pictures of them
Swinging poi (home made from old socks stuffed with a cloth juggling ball filled with rice) & a toroflux spinner which is like an arm slinky
We all had a great time with varying degrees of success in trying out the various circus aids. Certainly gave us lots of ideas about what to try out with our grandchildren!
Demonstrating the various uses of a hula hoop. Some of us found we remembered how to use one from our childhood and could still do it!
Poppy demonstrating the fans with veils