Flow Arts Discoveries

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

December 19 2015

Vendor Feature | Harmonic Threads

By | December 19th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Harmonic Threads is a well-known clothing company created and managed by Olive Marie.  Based out of Detroit, MI, Olive provides stylish custom clothing for hoopers, fire spinners, and festival goers. These days, it's easy to recognize her unique designs among the crowd at a festival.  We wanted to know more about where it all started and [...]

Vendor Feature l Forged Creations

By | December 17th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Forged Creations, a company known for creating some of the finest USA tech fans on the market, this couple has a real knack for crafting fire tools! Located in Temple,GA, Jay Becker the owner of the company is a skilled metal worker who redirected his passion towards props along with instructing, art pieces and more. [...]

Performers Without Borders Spotlight: Spinning Spades

By | December 16th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://vimeo.com/120624313 Following out spotlight on Aileen, this time we're taking a look at the performance dynamo, (Tyler) Spinning Spades. Photo by Alden Rodgers Spades is a graceful ninja capable of astounding feats of balance. He is based out of Portland, Oregon, but has taught workshops and performed around the world since 2007. [...]

Vendor Feature | Ninja Pyrate

By | December 14th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

We are the Ninja Pyrates. We've been in operation for 4 years now, 3 years in Brooklyn, NY, and this past year in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to make high quality and innovative flow arts equipment available at accessible prices, both online and at festivals nationwide. In doing so, we spread the [...]

Performers Without Borders Spotlight: Aileen Lawlor

By | December 11th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7BNLBFMWJQQ With 2016 rapidly approaching we're all preparing for the next round of festivals and flow retreats, but a small group of seven entertainers are readying themselves for a different adventure in performance and flow--they're gearing up to travel to Nicaragua with Performers Without Borders (PWB). I was fortunate enough to get to chat [...]

Tips on Making a Good Tutorial Great

By | December 3rd, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

  Appeal to All Learning Types Can you Visualize it? Taste it? Hear it? Feel it? Adapting to a wide audience and speaking to the senses can make even the most difficult of moves debunkable. VARK is an acronym that refers to the four types of learning styles: Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing Preference, and Kinesthetic. The [...]

November 11 2015

A peek into this weekend | Flow Show Chicago 2015

By | November 11th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

The Flow Show Chicago is one of three Flow Shows nationwide; it is a celebration of flow arts through object manipulation - think hoops, poi, fans, expressive and impressive dance and motion using props. The Flow Show Chicago celebrates the diverse and wonderful community of performers throughout the midwest, and promotes the artistic and professional [...]

10 Inspirational Mini Hoop Spinners

By | November 6th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Heya! I really enjoy mini hoops and through the time I’ve spent with them i’ve found loads of inspirations, some we all love and some we’ve yet to find. These are some seriously creative and innovative minds that deserve the spotlight on their works! So looking outside of  popularity or technicality I wanted to share [...]

September 17 2015

Marium Akhter : Activist, Mother and Hoop Wonder

By | September 17th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

Marium Akhter started hooping in 2007 and she was passionate from the beginning. This Karachi, Pakistan native was taught by her father, who also trained 4000 girls in all cities of Pakistan. Although Marium lived in a country where girls are not allowed for perform for TV, stage, or even recreation, Marium holds 60 national [...]

Interview | 9 Year Old Prodigy Poi Spinner Hayden | Inspirations, Aspirations & Beyond

By | September 10th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

With over 500 shares on his debut video alone, crushing 3-Poi with Superman combinations akin to a youthful Chris Kelly, Hayden, 9 year old Poi spinning prodigy hailing similarly from the Northwest is taking the Flow Arts community by storm with his skills.  Hayden (with the blessing of his parents) had some time [...]

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