EMAV 10 Bites: Amir Hamed, POI Artist

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

In every neighborhood, there is someone who makes the Arts a part of their life, and our community. You'd be surprised to discover how many different people use the arts to improve the quality of life in our hometown. EAT MORE ART! VEGAS will feature them regularly in our series "10 Bites."

What kinds of art do you enjoy, create, or perform in?

I enjoy and appreciate all art forms. I partake in what is called flow art. To be more specific I handle POI and firmly have a deep passion for it.

Editor's note: "Poi" refers to a style of performing art originated by the Māori people of New Zealand involving swinging tethered weights through a variety of patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi made from various materials (including fire). The expansion of "POI culture" in many countries has led to an evolution of styles and tools used.

Why do you do it?

I do it because it allows me to create a visual representation that’s beautiful for everyone. Within my own self it creates a place of pure solace.

What’s your favorite production/performance experience so far?

My favorite performance experience is me simply flowing for anyone.