Proud to be having this very passionate lady coming to teach us her incredible hooping skills. Pauline has been practicing and performing the art of hula hoops for 3 years and is pleased to be running some workshops during the course of the festival, so keep your eyes on the workshop boards for this!
Here's some videos to get you in the swing of things...
And Geometric Drawing Workshops
We are excited to announce that super talented Alice Maxwell will be teaching workshops in contact staff and dragon staff, as well as the all-levels workshop in geometric drawing, including mandalas, tessellation/tiling and fractals!!! Alice is a beautiful blend of graceful and techy when she spins, with over 5 years of experience in fire performing at festivals and shows. She is also an amazing artist who can make the seemingly mind-boggling mandala drawing more accessible and fun for you to try.
"Heyy fellow Mixers! I'll be teaching a workshop in Hoop (beginner/intermediate) and Poi (beg/int) at the festival. Check the workshop board for times when you get to the site. Looking forward to sharing and learning mad skillz with you lot very soon! WABALABADUBDUB!! :D"
"Whaazzuuup Mixxxxers!!! There will be a workshop board where anyone can put up a workshop they wanna teach and our spinny fire crew from Dunedin will be spinning lots of fire and probably doing some workshops during the day. If you want to learn some tricks with hoop, poi, staff, whip, rope dart, buugeng, dragon staff, juggling.....you will see us playing around and teaching, come and find us if we don't find you first ;) see you soon!"
- Marusya Nume
We are so happy to have Sugra coming to the MIX
Everyone knows Sugra! He’s been delighting festival folks with his antics and amazing skills for decades now. A South Island Festival would be incomplete without him.
For those new to the festival scene in NZ Sugra is a Circus Performer. He will be teaching Juggling and how to ride a Unicycle throughout the festival. He brings his infinite patience and unique way of teaching.
If you are looking to learn some new skills or improve on what you already know, come to the MIX and learn with one of the greats.