Apr 20, 2019
In this episode listen to a conversation with Troy Grisa, a flow arts fanatic currently living in Portland, Oregon. Troy picked up spinning poi in college and has been going ever since, learning one or two new props each year. He took his art-form to a professional level working as a performer for 3 years in Florida at various events ranging from weddings to luaus, to birthdays and community events. Troy was a high school teacher for 4 years during which he incorporated flow arts into his lesson breaks! Now, you can find him working on his flow arts poetry and crafting a new flow arts blog as he serves the community with involvement, passion, and gusto.
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Patrons on Patreon are GREAT! This episode was made possible by the support of Will Kielty. Below is a poem dedicated to him in thanks of his support as an Art-ist level on Patreon. You too could get a poem by becoming a supporter and assisting in the creation of this podcast.
Where There’s a Will There’s a Way . . . to jam out!
I had never been to a firejam
Never done stalls
I had no firefam.
But then I met Will, Will and his balls.
Poi in hand, I ran up to ask for the tricks
He demonstrated twice,
how to do tangles, and antispin shticks.
We exchanged digits, for this wizard was nice
But now I was sad for the rain had come
Ruining our plans to play in the sun
Finding a friend to play with, a fellow poi bum
I couldn’t accept it , no I would not be glum.
Wishing the weather away,
Finally the skies let up
I texted let’s spin today,
No longer a grump.
He asked if I had a duvie,
And was wearing cotton to spin fire
I had no clue and worried he would see through me,
Novice I was but no liar.
No problem he said, okay
LEDs I will provide for this venture drawing near
Clearly where there was Will there was a way
that’s the evening the need to bench my sock poi became clear.
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