FAI Instructor of the Month: June 2016

Congratulations to Wolf Bukiet, and Frank RopeDart Hatsis for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Wolf: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I grew up in New York City. After I graduated college, I spent two years in South America making jewelry and learning to spin fire. I spent the next eight years traveling. Today, I live in Brooklyn where …

HUMANS of Flow Arts | Gonzo

We are happy to introduce our new series to you from ColorFLOW, called Humans of Flow Arts. We will be featuring a new flow artist weekly and diving into what drives them as artists. Gonzo Gonzo is known by many throughout the flow arts community as the dragon staffer whose flow is a fluid and bubbly reflection of the vibes …

Tesla Tutting Tutorial Tutsday

Hello again, fine people of the Flow Arts. We are back with another exciting tutorial from the archive at the Flow Arts Institute! This week we have another FLAME festival feature shot and edited by the amazing Justin Kennedy of Three Eyes Illuminated, this time from Tesla! This 19 year old Confluence Liquid Battle top 16 competitor and winner of …

Harmonic Threads | Vendor Feature | Flow Arts Institute

Vendor Feature | Harmonic Threads

Harmonic Threads is a well-known clothing company created and managed by Olive Marie.  Based out of Detroit, MI, Olive provides stylish custom clothing for hoopers, fire spinners, and festival goers. These days, it’s easy to recognize her unique designs among the crowd at a festival.  We wanted to know more about where it all started and how Olive has brought Harmonic …

Tutsday – Willow Solow – Poi – Clever Toss/Handswitch

[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”] Hey there folks!! We are back with another installment of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday! This week, Willow Solow returns with a tasty poi handswitch/toss combo. We caught up with Spinmorepoi’s founder at Kinetic …

Tutsday – Gina McGrath – Fans – Split/Opp 6 Petal Antispin

[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”] Hey guys! We are back with another installment of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday! This week we have Gina McGrath, returning to show us some more Fan Anti-spin goodness.  Gina is a wonderful performer, …

Tutsdays: Brent Helmkamp |Hat Trick with Poi

Greetings fine people of the flow arts! We are back with another installment of the Flow Arts Institute’s tutorial series, Tutsday! This week, we have Brett Helmkamp with a sweet Hat Trick with Poi.  Brent toured with the Spark! Circus in 2012 and is currently performing with Pyroscope Entertainment.  We caught up with Brent at Kinetic Fire 2015, where he …

A Mindful Cure to the Dark Arts

There is a dark side in Flow Arts. It’s really important to acknowledge, accept, and learn to overcome. In reality, it’s just the dark side of humanity that frequents our cultural niche. Our niche is filled with competition, celebrity worship and an ideal of perfection. Artists can develop a need for attention and a need to be “cool” and accepted …

A peek into this weekend | Flow Show Chicago 2015

The Flow Show Chicago is one of three Flow Shows nationwide; it is a celebration of flow arts through object manipulation – think hoops, poi, fans, expressive and impressive dance and motion using props. The Flow Show Chicago celebrates the diverse and wonderful community of performers throughout the midwest, and promotes the artistic and professional development of flow artists across …