Arguments Against the word “Flow Arts

Calling my best friend up a few months ago, I had an interesting exchange. I excitedly told her “I’m going to be publishing my writing for the Flow Arts Institute!” Her response was not what I expected. “I thought you hated the term Flow Arts”. Oh right, I thought. “I did, I guess.” realizing a change occurred in my internal …

Flow/Circus: A Rebuttal

It was both a pleasure and a sad moment for me to read your article proclaiming yourself as a Flow Artist. The sadness is not for the proclamation – I’m very happy you have found something that defines you, for all I think you have done it for the wrong reasons – but for your misguided view of one of the …

Proclamation: I am a Flow Artist

Well, it’s time to admit something that I once would have scoffed at: I am a flow artist. For many years, I’ve made my skepticism of our appropriation of the word “flow” very vocal for a variety of reasons, but I’ve come to the conclusion at this point that it’s the term that most accurately describes my inspirations, motivations, and …

FAI Exclusive on Momentum w/ Teddy Petrosky

[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”] Link to the Interview On the last day of Kinetic Fire, I was able to connect with Teddy. Ninja Pyrate had ever so graciously set up a coffee and water tent for public use, so we …

What’s the Difference between a Juggling Convention and a Flow Festival?

Disclaimer: This article does not necessarily reflect the views of 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”] Juggling & Flow Arts: Different Philosophies Vancouver in 2010, some of the jugglers, hoopers and poi spinners got together in a little …

An Introduction to the Other Side

I’m Rob, known in a previous life as Bluecat. I live in Scotland and work as a teacher and performer with a company called Circus Alba. I help run Play Festival, one of the OG ‘not a juggling convention’ festivals over in Europe, and I set up the Uberevents series of masterclass events almost 10 years ago that helped rapidly …

The History of the Term “Flow Arts”

If you ask around in the Flow Arts scene, it seems to come down to a small group of people, pre-youtube, who were trying to figure out what to do with their new prop knowledge and how to put it to good use in the world.  But first, let’s see how that conversation got started. “Movements don’t start with a …

Definitions of Flow

  When we get into a conversation about the Flow Arts with others, things get muddied up quickly with off shooting conversations about exactly what we mean by the word flow. In the English language, like many words, flow has a many different meanings. So, in order to continue the larger discussion concerning flow and the Flow Arts, let’s first …

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Practice & Drills

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 practice so you make the …