Flow Arts Life Hacks

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April 2 2015

10 Tips for Flow Festival Success

By | April 2nd, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

Whether it's your first festival, or you're a seasoned fest-head. This list is a good reminder and checklist in order to prepare you and your body for the event. This is not an all inclusive list, but some helpful reminders to ease the entry process. With FLAMEĀ kicking off FAI's season next week, we thought that [...]

March 26 2015

Your Poi and You – Materials and Maintenance

By | March 26th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

Let's talk poi, folks. It seems to be the most popular prop lately, and the flow arts community is starting to grow faster than proper information can spread. In the interest of helping you find your flow and make it last, here is some useful information for picking your first set of poi, and some [...]

Social Media for Flow Artists #1

By | March 12th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

It's really easy to get discouraged or distracted by social media. There are a lot of unsaid rules and a lot to manage. Hopefully this series will help you navigate the swampy lands of social and digital media to help keep you doing what you do best, whether it's keeping up with your practice, teaching, [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Surviving Cabin Fever

By | March 5th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

See a list version Winter is a hard time for people involved with movement, especially those of us who like props that easily break our lamps, ceiling fans, televisions.... The list goes on. When you're short on square footage in your dwelling, having an indoor meetup or classes to attend regularly can be mind saving. [...]

February 26 2015

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Practice & Drills

By | February 26th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

We all are guilty or have been guilty of not properly planning our practice. This weeks Flow Arts Life Hack is dedicated to structuring our practice. It's easy to forget what you want to work on, what you have mastered, etc. Some people don't have exposure to formal training practices. It's good to plan your [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Organizing a Spin Jam

By | February 19th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

Let's face it. Practicing the flow arts is much more fun in a group. Sometimes we have difficulties finding others to spin with or finding active groups. Facebook or Meetup.com is the best way to organize people in our community. Search for surrounding area spin groups on facebook. Look for your local circus centers or [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Checking Your Shapes w/ Luminancer

By | February 12th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

http://instagram.com/p/yNarvKQG6M/ Luminancer was created to help enhance light infused art. However, a great additional use for this app is to enhance the shapes and traces you make with your props. This will work best with fire or LED props. This app perfectly catches the light made from your movementsĀ so that you can see your [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Fire Spinning Tips

By | February 5th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

  Use a smaller paint can for your fuel with a lid for less waste and portability Always wipe your wicks off with a duvetyne for cleanliness and a longer life 50/50 (white gas & kerosene) will give you a brighter burn with less smoke Cut out the toes of long cotton socks for quick/cheap [...]

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