Fahrenheit is a three day camping event where fire performers and flow artists of all types and skill levels come from near and far to share and celebrate their passion for this captivating art form.

Our focus is on learning. Each day is packed with dozens of intensive workshops that cover a wide range of subjects taught by teachers at the top of their craft. All of our teachers donate their time and talents to the event in the hopes that their students will one day also rise to the occasion.

The event is volunteer-run, and all attendees contribute to its success by donating a few hours of their time in the kitchen, around the grounds, at the greeter station, and wherever the event needs help.

Gina McGrath
Joe Graff
Jonah DiGirolamo

Gina McGrath

Gina M.

Taught at: FLAME, Fahrenheit

What’s your secret power?

Bringing others to a (my) state of flow through observation/osmosis. It seems that being near me helps others to get the thing they’re trying to do ūüôā

Empowering others to know they can do what I’m doing with practice

When you aren’t a flow super hero, what is your Clark Kent alias?

Gina M. is a manager of operations for a Mohana Designs, as well as the founder/manager of GoFlow, a youth development through flow arts program, in Asheville, NC.

What are your main classes?

  • Tech Fan Shenanigans- This class is based off of a piece of choreography which includes many of my favorite techniques, as well as movement combinations I use often. The intention with this is to encourage the focus on transition theory.
  • Melty Fans – Moving through snakes and tracers is one of my favorite things to do due to the endless possibilities from it.. In this class we’ll review practice & stretching techniques for snakes and meltdowns. We’re going to discuss fold theory and how it relates to fans, as well as the larger shape we’re creating and how to move through it from snakes flowers via reels.
  • Geometry & Tech Philosophy – In this discussion based workshop, we’ll look at the similarities between the vitruvian man, the platonic solids, and the flower of life. Exploring these relationships has been the key to my understanding of the fundamental shapes I use in ‘tech’ manipulation.

Additional Teaching: PEX Festival, YMCA Enrichment Program of WNC, Francine Delaney Day School for Children

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Joe Graff

Joe Graff

Taught at: Fahrenheit

What’s your secret power?

I can understand why any weird thing is cool to people who like it

When you aren’t a flow super hero, what is your Clark Kent alias?

I am aiming to be a graduate student in clinical psychology in fall 2016. In the meantime I work at a jazz club.

What are your main classes?

  • Poi Tangles – Intermediate/Advanced poi class about all the different ways to tangle 2 poi, and what exercises you can do to develop your understanding of tangles
  • Partner Dragon Staff 101 – Beginner/introductory class on partner dragon staff.
  • Emotional Clarity Practice – No-prop workshop in which participants sit in a circle and play games aimed at a more clear understanding of the physical experience of emotions. “Tech Feelings Affinity Group”

Additional Teaching:¬†While I didn’t receive teaching slots at Flame or Kinetic this past year, I did teach at Flame 2013, and I offered impromptu assistance to classes at Flame 2014 and ’15, and Kinetic 2012, ’14, and ’15.¬†Wildfire Retreat, Return to Roots Gathering

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Jonah DiGirolamo

Jonah DiGirolamo

Taught at: FLAME, Fahrenheit

What’s your secret power?

Bringing other’s latent powers to the surface. I find one of my greatest secret powers is the ability to get others to open up and look inside themselves to see what they might be able to do. My inner superhero activates the inner superhero of those around me!

I’m also always just in time for dinner.

When you aren’t a flow super hero, what is your Clark Kent alias?

Master of nothing.

What are your main classes?

  • Intro to double staff flow – For 4 seasons now I have used this class as a means to help bring flow to a prop I consider to be incredibly tech heavy. A great class for beginners of all kinds.
  • VTG: Speaking in sentences – This is my baby. I love this class. Focused on taking the 4 1:1 vtg patterns and moving them around different planes, modes and more. leaving with over 2000 patterns.
  • Laughter Yoga – Not a traditional flow arts class. An exercise in laughing for no reason. This practice has helped decrease anxiety and increase happiness in countless lives.

Additional Teaching: Renegade Laughter Yoga at Kinetic.Flow Camp, Flow Down, Playthink, UFG, Spin Summit, Flow Motion Symposium , Mo Flow, So Ill Flow

 

Do we get free burritos as a result of this?! I heard there would be burritos.

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