I’ve been passed through a really interesting routine, by Cirque de Demain, featuring both a male and female performer on a Chinese Pole, dancing to Tango, and utilising the Chinese Pole at the same time!
Certainly some very high strength moves in there (particularly from the guy).. the woman certainly isn’t weak herself though!
This is a great example of the different style performing on a Chinese Pole can bring to the show.
I’ve just been fortunate to be given a link to a great interview with Dominic Lacasse on the ‘one metal’ website. He’s an incredible male pole performer I’ve listed on here previously, with his Chinese flag routine to a piano, who I now see more recently also holds the World Record incorporating the Chinese flag! http://www.onemetal.com/2010/04/30/dominic-lacasse-talks-to-onemetal/
Certainly an easy to read article, with some interesting insights into Dominic too:
OneMetal: You’re an inspiration to many pole dancers out there, including myself. What advice would you give to those wanting to follow in your footsteps?
DominicFirstly, train a lot and reach a good level. You cannot be doing it just for fun. You have to invest all your life in it and it needs to be top priority. You need knowledge on how to train, including the physical training of conditioning and stretching and how to organise yourself. You need to take dance classes and maybe theater class to improve the way that you act on stage. It’s not just about technique or strength. Pole dancing is really new and I think people need to be be trained by professionnals from other disciplines like circus, physical fitness, gymnastics, dance and choreography.