UPROAR:IA Profile — Cory Hanson, Poi Spinner.
Poi spinners — you see them at nearly every electronic music event not only in the Midwest, but all around the world. To get some perspective on poi, the culture that surrounds it, and the work that goes into being a spinner of poi, we sat down with Iowa City spinner Cory Hanson.
Hanson has been spinning for a few years, during that time familiarizing himself with (and overcoming) a phobia of fire. He was kind enough to do a ‘burn’ for us with a mesmerizing fire poi routine, filmed right outside his apartment!