Flow Arts Discoveries

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

August 17 2015

Tick Check, Hippies!

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

Three words you've hopefully heard at least a few times this festival season, "tick check, hippies!" is a friendly reminder to put down your drinks, and your props, and your drug-fueled orgies, and dedicate some time to making sure you stay tick-free. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe this summer: Prevention [...]

July 22 2015

Fire Safety for Indoor Performances

By | July 22nd, 2015|Fire Safety, Flow Arts Discoveries|

The selection and execution of safe indoor fire performance is an obligation shared between the booking manager, performer(s), the designated safety person and the venue. Each participant of the performance needs to be cognizant of the potential safety hazards and safety adjustments made to accommodate the space’s limitations or performance enhancements. Safety begins before show time. The booking manager [...]

June 24 2015

Video Sharing Culture | Pros & Cons

By | June 24th, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries, NoelTech Says|

The digital age is upon us... Whether we accept it or not, we will be recorded. There is much debate over whether or not to engage in the video sharing culture of YouTube, Facebook and others. This list is an attempt to outline the benefits of posting and following of videos online and also the [...]

Discoveries: The Floasis Community Center NYC

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

If you haven't heard of the Floasis in NYC, then you are in for a fantastic treat. Since 2011, this community center has been providing a legal space for spinners to come together, skill and knowledge share, plus live and work. Tara McManus is a co-founder of this space and currently manages it with Lydia [...]

FAI Exclusive on Momentum w/ Teddy Petrosky

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbZhZW8uVvk Link to the Interview On the last day of Kinetic Fire, I was able to connect with Teddy. Ninja Pyrate had ever so graciously set up a coffee and water tent for public use, so we nestled in there for our interview. Teddy is an 11 year spinning veteran having started with poi, [...]

May 28 2015

School Of Self: The Independent Flow Artist

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

An Introduction to the Other Side

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

I'm Rob, known in a previous life as Bluecat. I live in Scotland and work as a teacher and performer with a company called Circus Alba. I help run Play Festival, one of the OG 'not a juggling convention' festivals over in Europe, and I set up the Uberevents series of masterclass events almost 10 [...]

The History of the Term “Flow Arts”

By | 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. [...]

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