September 3, 2012 in Interactive Arts

Drex - Poi

Ben "Drex" Drexler is a native of Boulder, Colorado and began his performance career as a musician before turning to dance and the circus arts. He has a background in poi and hoop fire dancing, performing frequently at various events, festivals, and retreats all over the country. A passionate teacher of movement art, Drex teaches a weekly poi class in the Washington, DC area in addition to hosting a regular video blog featuring his object manipulation-related experiments at drexfactor.com. Recent work includes "Shadow Matter: Exam Log X" as part of the Source Theatre Festival's Artistic Blind Date Program and The Foreways Project, a creative collaboration of national-level fire artists. In addition to his poi and fire dancing work, Drex is in his third season of residency with the Contradiction Dance company based in Washington, DC.