Dark Matter & Symbiotic to Host First All-Object Manipulation Contest NEXUS at Paradox in Baltimore
We’ve all seen the amazing lightshows put on by our fellow ravers in the audience at shows and festivals, and now, those flow artists are getting a stage of their own. On June 28th, Paradox in Baltimore will play host to the first ever All-Object Manipulation Styles Competition: NEXUS.
A popular nightclub for over 20 years, Paradox’s 13,000 sq. ft. warehouse is the perfect location for NEXUS. The 40-person contest (which is sadly full, except for alternate spots) is open to anyone who dances with an object such as hula-hoops, pois, hats, etc., pretty much anything except gloves (there’s a separate competition for glovers later this year). The winners will be decided by four judges — Ty Fingers, Goofball, Spooky, and Hoopnosis — and will be eligible to receive cash, PodPoi from FlowToys.com, and other prizes.
Tickets can be purchased online here for $30 through June 27th, or at the door for $40.
Considered one of the top finger-connect-style dancers, Ty has also done his fair share of popping and flexing.
Getting his start with toss juggling in the 1990s, Goofball switched to contact juggling in the early 2000s and is now known for his routines mixing juggling and street style dancing.
The leader of performance group ELECTROCUTE, Amanda “Spooky” Mandalay is known for her lyra, clubs, and fire skills.
Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance, Stephanie, aka Hoopnosis, specializes in (of course) hooping, but has also danced with pois, silk fans, and fire hoops.