Flow Arts Discoveries

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Each Wednesday, we discuss hot topics and dive deeper into certain aspects of the flow arts.

July 29 2016

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Jeremy Menefee

By | July 29th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries, Humans of Flow Arts|

Jeremy Jeremy Menefee resides in Columbus Ohio, also known as “Flowhio” to many of us. He first started spinning a year and a half two years ago when he first moved to Columbus and saw a group of fire spinners performing at a local bar. He said he wanted to do that, and now that’s [...]

May 12 2016

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Gonzo

By | May 12th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries, Humans of Flow Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EniK9saaBEM We are happy to introduce our new series to you from ColorFLOW, called Humans of Flow Arts. We will be featuring a new flow artist weekly and diving into what drives them as artists. Gonzo Gonzo is known by many throughout the flow arts community as the dragon staffer whose flow is a [...]

April 23 2016

Intellectual Property and the Flow Arts, Part 1

By | April 23rd, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries|

There are five basic types of Intellectual Property (IP). This article will examine the three most widely used: Patent, Copyright, and Trademark (the other two are Trade Secrets and Rights of Publicity). A big thanks to Doodle, who has graciously given me permission to use him as an example to make these concepts more accessible [...]

Ethics of Innovation

By | April 13th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries|

I cannot say what the flow arts/object manipulation scene was like before Ninja Pyrate arrived four short years ago. We were making props before we even thought about going to fire arts retreats. I can say that when we started vending at these events, we were floored by the camaraderie that existed between the vendors. [...]

March 9 2016

Heckling for the Friendly Spinner

By | March 9th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://youtu.be/AJK1q1Ij_zQ (Doing crazy fishtail sequence)   HECKLER: “YOUR TECH SMELLS FISHY!” (ANYONE doing fan-tech really well) “DO SOMETHING DOODLE CANT!” (on point isolations, picks up 3rd hoop) “3 STICKS OF BUTTER?!?! IT’S GONNA BE A BIG CAKE!!” The examples given above are what could be considered a “good” heckle. Heckling has evolved in our [...]

February 28 2016

Fan Grips Breakdown

By | February 28th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Far and away the most commonly asked question among new fan spinners is “What kind of grip should I get?” While fans have been used in dance ceremonies for thousands of years (dating back to at least 3100 B.C. in China, Egypt & Japan), today the prospective fan spinner is positively spoiled regarding grip choice… [...]

5 FANtastic US based Artists

By | February 12th, 2016|Flow Arts Discoveries|

 Brittany Clay |  Fort Wayne, IN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXRiklS7E4  Doodle | Cincinnati, OH https://youtu.be/oDiX5xY5yvQ  Photo of Doodle by Maiki Nope Gray Davidson | Oakland, CA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRb44hQ3QQU  Photo of Gray Davidson taken by Rachel Blue Becca Becker | Temple, GA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FEx0dK_9qk  Seth Hill (FloFox) | Watertown, NY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5OEtb2IBBY&feature=youtu.be 

December 22 2015

Vendor Feature | Spinballs

By | December 22nd, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

You know those LED poi you see all over at loads of festivals and events? Affordable LED’s great for someone just starting out; yea I know there everywhere! They were even featured on the television. Well who are the guys who got it started? What’re they up to? Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and in business [...]

Vendor Feature | DrexFactor

By | December 21st, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

  DrexFactor is an educational resource and supply store for poi, double staff, and fan performers around the world.  The business is run by Ben Drexler, a "world-renowned movement artist, circus performer, and dancer who has spent the past six years teaching and performing the art of poi spinning". He's taught at numerous festivals and [...]

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