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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.

October 15 2015

Animals that are Secretly Ninjas

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:24+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

It’s true that humans can force animals to do amazing things in the circus and it’s impressive, yet sad. What’s more interesting are the animals that play with objects and other animals of their own accord. It speaks to the natural need to play for a healthy living style in animals and humans alike. Bear [...]

September 2 2015

Arguments Against the word “Flow Arts

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:28+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Calling my best friend up a few months ago, I had an interesting exchange. I excitedly told her “I’m going to be publishing my writing for the Flow Arts Institute!” Her response was not what I expected. “I thought you hated the term Flow Arts”. Oh right, I thought. “I did, I guess.” realizing a [...]

July 29 2015

5 Books Every Performer Should Read

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:31+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

Do you have some rest time between training sessions where your body can’t physically move any longer but you still want to keep practicing? Here are some books every performer should read to deepen the understanding of the psychology of creativity,  skill acquisition, and healthy training mindset. The knowledge these books give will bring new [...]

Building a Fitness Praxis

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:32+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Dawn Dreams Flow Arts|

There is a lot of talk about practice time, discipline, focus and attention to details in the world of juggling and Flow Arts. The combined action of this work is what I call Fitness Praxis. Yet, there are so many areas which we can put our attention to, which ones are the most important? Of [...]

May 28 2015

School Of Self: The Independent Flow Artist

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:39+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Many of us are self-taught or community taught artists. What that means is we haven’t attended an accredited circus school with a specific curriculum, but we practice recreational and professional circus. Often, we are already past the age of attending circus schools. Sometimes we don’t even consider it a possibility because of finances. Yet, the [...]

The Many Terms used in the Flow Arts

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:40+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Photo of Dawn Dreams shot by Creative Mayhem Object Manipulation The term Object Manipulation is the physical movement of non-living objects. The basic idea is fine motor control of a human in relation to inanimate objects. This skill is used in all sportive and artistic activities. Yet, the term is largely used in the juggling [...]

April 29 2015

What’s the Difference between a Juggling Convention and a Flow Festival?

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:41+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Disclaimer: This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the Flow Arts Institute. Photo by Sashi Mee Juggling & Flow Arts: Different Philosophies Vancouver in 2010, some of the jugglers, hoopers and poi spinners got together in a little cafe and started to create Madskillz Vancouver - Flow, Juggle, Spin. The goal [...]

The History of the Term “Flow Arts”

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:43+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

If you ask around in the Flow Arts scene, it seems to come down to a small group of people, pre-youtube, who were trying to figure out what to do with their new prop knowledge and how to put it to good use in the world.  But first, let’s see how that conversation got started. [...]

Definitions of Flow

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:45+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

  When we get into a conversation about the Flow Arts with others, things get muddied up quickly with off shooting conversations about exactly what we mean by the word flow. In the English language, like many words, flow has a many different meanings. So, in order to continue the larger discussion concerning flow and [...]

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