|Prince and Bench|
"Them" in this case refers to the High Voltage Poi Spinners Duo, which consists of Benjamin "HunkPoi" Tinao and Prince "Poi" Angeles
So what exactly do they do, you ask?
First, some definitions of what exactly poi is - and for this we trust Wikipedia more than anything else (har har).
Poi refers to both a style of performance art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Poi can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire).Locally, poi started to gain popularity in major beach locations like Boracay some years ago primarily in terms of fire poi - and those who have been there would have witnessed such a show at one point in time or another. Similarly, High Voltage also tested their performance mettle with fire poi at Puerto Galera, where they continue to perform regularly.
|Fire Poi at O Bar Malate|
And yes, tips are welcome.
|Ice and Fire|
Plus the lights are really pretty.
|Hot Hot Summer!|
And it's not just about their skills with manipulating poi that makes their performances so unique. They also bring a certain degree of showmanship that certainly adds color and character to their routines. They take the effort to dress up a bit and play around with their look including Chippendale-style bow ties, hard hats, summer shorts and a bunch of other outfits. Needless to say you can always expect the pair to put on an impressive show while you dance along with the music and have fun with your friends while at the bar.
Outside of O Bar, High Voltage also performs at company events like Christmas parties, out-of-town team-building events and so on and so forth. If there's a need to bring on the FIRE or to FREE THE FLOW, the the High Voltage Poi Spinners Duo are bound to be a great addition to your special event.
For now, you can catch them at O Bar Ortigas from Thursdays to Sundays outside of special events. For more direct contact information, you can check out their Facebook page.