FAI Instructors of the Month: October 2016

Congratulations to Gina McGrath, and Eric “RollCall” Shibuya for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Gina McGrath: What is a short bio on your awesomeness? I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio where I first got into flow arts through going to music festivals and meeting Nocturnal Arts. almost four years ago, I moved to Asheville, North Carolina where my world broke …

The Dark Side of Flow Arts

This article is adapted from Laura Riva’s article “The Dark Side of Dance Addiction” Thanks to April Choi for the adaptation. You can find the original Facebook note here. We love to call ourselves “Flow Artists” and performers that are one with our art. We’re even proud of it. We glorify flying to other continents to pursue our hobby. We see …

Firetoys: Vendor Spotlight

The Flow Arts Institute is interested in supporting businesses who have contributed to the Flow Arts community and offer products which may be of interest to our community. We were able to talk to Chazz Parham who maintains the Firetoys website and works with the mothership operations in the UK. Master Pokes is the manager of the US operations. Master Pokes …

FAI Instructors of the Month: September 2016

Congratulations to Anni Küpper, and Derk Asaurus Archer for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Anni Küpper: Anni is a young performer from Bonn who started juggling at the age of 14. After receiving her diploma from German secondary school she engaged herself in a social project in South America, where she worked as a volunteer – also teaching …

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Eric Shibuya

Eric Shibuya is originally a native of Oahu Hawaii, but calls Fredericksburg Virginia home now. Eric first got involved in the flow arts through juggling when he was 13 years old.  Eric first learned how to juggle to keep his little sister entertained whenever he babysat her. Eric kept up with the art through college where he saw the most …

FAI Instructors of the Month: August 2016

Congratulations to JewelZ, and Mike Hayataka for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! JewelZ: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I am originally from a small town here in Kansas called Stafford. At a place where sports were the main focus, I always felt out of place. After getting out into the world and realizing there are other weirdos …

A Look at Poi Research: A Spin on Ageing

    For many of us in the Flow Arts, we are aware there is a connection between spinning and our personal wellness. Now, we are reaching a place where the effects of these arts can be studied to obtain scientific evidence supporting these longtime held beliefs. One of the people leading the way in this area is Kate Riegle …

Tutsday – Lux Luminous – Leviwand – Vertical Under the Leg Toss Variation

Greetings fine people of the flow arts! We are back again with another exciting and informative entry into the catalog of awesome tutorial magic brought to you by the Flow Arts Institute. This week, we have the incredible Lux Luminous with some awesome Leviwand tech.  Lux is an innovator and a massive influence on the Leviwand scene.  She can be …