As we continue with our artist profiles for the Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing Expo & 7 Year Anniversary, we spotlight Ima who comes all the way from France with his partners Meast, Maelle and Forka as part of Manda Lights.
Ima started staff spinning in France 8 years ago, discovering the basics on his own before he started traveling and offering fire performances and workshops all around the world. Through his travels, he has met more and more inspiring spinners. Ima is practiced with contact, isolations, juggling, passing, and dancing — he works on every aspect of staff manipulation. Ima is currently a full time professional fire artist.