FAI Instructor of the Month: May 2016

  Congratulations to Krisstina Hawks, and Matthew Sosticky for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Krisstina Hawks: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I put one foot in front of the other, working full-time doing menial work since I was 14. I put myself through community college by applying for and receiving grants. I have an associate’s degree in audio …

Tutsday 2/23/2016, Tip Tails by Simon Tortuson

Howdy folks, We are back with another edition of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday!! We were lucky enough to catch up with the Parisian staff superstar, Simon Tortuson, at FireDrums this past year, where he gave us a lesson on Tiptails. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” …

Tutsdays: Morgan Goldberg | Contact Staff | Matrix Body Roll

Hey there folks!  It’s time for another edition of Tutsday, the tutorial series brought to you by the Flow Arts Institute. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] This week, we have one of our November Instructors of the Month – the solo and …

November Instructors of the Month | Morgan Goldberg & Gonzo

Morgan Goldberg & Gonzo [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]   Morgan Goldberg:   Morgan started performing and training circus arts as a child at Wavy Gravy’s circus and performing arts camp, Camp Winnarainbow. Her focus included aerials, acrobatics, theater and dance. Morgan continued her …

Five Tips For Choosing Your First Contact Staff

If you’re reading this it’s safe to assume that you are in the position I once was; looking to buy your first staff and unsure where to begin. Here’s five tips to help you make the right pick: 1. Sizing – “How long should my staff be” is always the first question for any beginner. Fortunately there’s an easy trick …

Tutsdays: Double Staff Pressure Traps & Violining

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Tyler Spades brings us some interested double staff on staff contact moves. Pressure Trap The first move is a pressure trap from Adam Lobo. You use three points of contact between your elbow, your wrist and your …

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Flow Arts Discoveries: What is Contact Staff?

Noel Yee explains the history and uses of contact staff. Contact staff refers to spinning the staff without using the fingers or thumbs to grip the staff. Many of the modern contact staff techniques come from baton twirling community and the Chinese art of Fei-Cha. Contact Staff artists create remarkable visual effects since the staff movement seems so smooth and controlled …