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About Dawn Dreams

Dawn Dreams juggled since she was 8 years old, but was always alone when she practiced in her youth. In 2002, when she finally found the community of spinners in Toronto she gained a sense of connection, which driven her to foster community ever since. She moved to Vancouver in 2003 and immediately connected with the fire scene and juggling clubs there, attending her first juggling festival in Victoria 2005 and began busking. The following summer of 2006, she based herself in The Hangar and toured through European juggling festivals for 5 months in the UK, France and finally EJC Ireland. When she returned, she began co-organizing the next Victoria Juggling festival in 2007 & 2008 and then co-founded the Madskillz Vancouver festival. She has been deeply tied to the SPARK! Circus, The Busking Project, Vancouver Busker Festival and the Ministry of Manipulation. Her dedication to documenting the Flow Arts and juggling scenes, and bringing community together has driven her work for over thirteen years. Currently living in France, Dawn continues to work with directors creating new acts, also filming tutorials on her youtube channel, and writing to enhance the wider world of Flow Artists.

February 8 2017

Community Building Basics

By | February 8th, 2017|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Photo taken by Carter Smith of Czartography https://www.facebook.com/Czartography/ and in the photo is the wonderful Monk E Burnswell who built the effigy from Fahrenheit! This essay has been in my mind for a long time after huge amounts of community work over the last 15 years of my life. However, it was clarified and [...]

December 31 2016

The 30 days of Flow Instagram challenge

By | December 31st, 2016|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts, Fun and Games|

The 30 days of Flow Instagram challenge Here is a way to get a head start on your new year - join the community #30daysofflowchallenge! This was a blast last year, and I am so happy to be the online host, encouraging each one of you through your 30-day journey! If you miss the first day, [...]

November 29 2016

February 29 2016

The Break Down – Clean Tech Part 2

By | February 29th, 2016|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Image from Free Design File Breaking down the concepts of clean technique into digestible information is necessary for those of us who haven’t learned how to be graceful yet, and want to learn! To read the first part of this essay read: Considering Clean Technique Part 1 1. Learn to have an eye for clean [...]

Considering Clean Technique Part 1

By | February 24th, 2016|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Clean Technique. What is it and how do we get more of it in our work? Before I became acculturated to classical forms of ballet and dance, I literally could not see the difference between clean work and dirty work. There is a certain level of class or cultural education you need to have before you [...]

20 ways to be Unprofessional

By | February 5th, 2016|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts, Professional|

Do these things to get fewer gigs and/or instructor spots There are a few things that will ruin your professional career as a freelance artist quickly, do a few of these often, and you will run into some hot water. Don’t follow through on your word Cancel events last minute Don’t have a safety when [...]

January 13 2016

December 4 2015

4 Reasons Busking Makes You a Better Performer

By | December 4th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Dawn at Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Photo by Andrew Brown It’s been over a decade since I started street performing and it contributed greatly to my development as an artist. It helped that I joined The Busking Project in 2011. Watching show after show and seeing the full range of street performance gave me [...]

November 16 2015

A Mindful Cure to the Dark Arts

By | November 16th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

There is a dark side in Flow Arts. It’s really important to acknowledge, accept, and learn to overcome. In reality, it’s just the dark side of humanity that frequents our cultural niche. Our niche is filled with competition, celebrity worship and an ideal of perfection. Artists can develop a need for attention and a need [...]

October 30 2015

5 Ways Flow Arts & Juggling Help Us Be Better Humans

By | October 30th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Many people have anecdotes about how Flow Arts have helped their lives in a myriad of ways. It is well known among our community that it helps us grow into being better humans. But how does playing with toys change us in such profound ways? Morgan Goldberg does a handstand with her fire staff [...]

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