February 13 2018

10 Questions with Nick Garcia

By | 2018-03-21T13:49:35+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Festival Spotlight, Interviews|

Have you ever wondered how your favorite FAI event comes together and who exactly makes it all happen? This series aims to answer that and more, 10 questions at a time. This time around, we talk with Nick Garcia, General Manager for FLAME Festival. 1 - What brought you into the flow arts? When I first [...]

September 25 2017

Tutsday – Greg Haskins – Snake Air Wrap

By | 2017-11-07T17:16:22+00:00 September 25th, 2017|FAI Tutsdays|

Happy Tutsday! Ready to learn a swifty poi trick? Greg is here to show us a slick combo called a snake air wrap. The prerequisites to this trick are split time, same direction and snakes. As you snake, one will be going over your shoulder, while one will be going underneath your armpit. As this movement flows, [...]

August 15 2016

A Look at Poi Research: A Spin on Ageing

By | 2017-02-27T17:17:59+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Health, Professional|

    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 [...]

Tutsday – Noel Yee – Poi – Toss Combo

By | 2017-02-27T17:17:59+00:00 August 9th, 2016|FAI Tutsdays|

Hello again. We have returned for another installment of Tutsday, the fantastic tutorial series brought to you by the Flow Arts Institute! This time, we have another from this year’s Kinetic Fire from Mr. VTG-sus himself, Noel Yee. Noel is heavily involved with the Flow Arts Institute and many different events. He is a very [...]

July 26 2016

Tutsday – Stopherson – Poi – Antispin vs Pendulum Hybrid

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:00+00:00 July 26th, 2016|FAI Tutsdays|

Greetings, Flow Artists! Welcome to another exciting edition of Tutsday, the tutorial series brought to you by the Flow Arts Institute. This week’s clip features one of my doppelgangers, my little brother, Chris Von Stickerson, I mean Stopherson, and was shot at Kinetic Fire 2016 by the amazing Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Emily Bradley.  Chris [...]

FAI Instructors of the Month: July 2016

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:00+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Instructor of the Month|

Congratulations to Cassaundra Smyth, and Kevin Axtell for being chosen as FAI’s Instructors of the month! Cassaundra: Tell Us A Little About Yourself. I moved to California when i was 20. Lived in SoCal 5 years and now Oakland for a year. I spend my time trying to push my skill level in the arts that i [...]

March 15 2016

Tutsday – Cassaundra Smyth – Contact Roll to Poi Juggling start

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:06+00:00 March 15th, 2016|FAI Tutsdays|

Greetings, fine people of Flowartia. We are back with another video from the FAI archive for this week’s Tutsday! This week, we have Cassaundra Smyth from Madtech Manipulations. Cassaundra is a phenomenal poi spinner and juggler hailing from Oakland, CA. We were able to catch up with Cassaundra at Pacific Fire Gathering 2015, where she [...]

December 22 2015

Vendor Feature | Spinballs

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:19+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Flow Arts Discoveries|

You know those LED poi you see all over at loads of festivals and events? Affordable LED’s great for someone just starting out; yea I know there everywhere! They were even featured on the television. Well who are the guys who got it started? What’re they up to? Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and in business [...]

Tutsday – Willow Solow – Poi – Clever Toss/Handswitch

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:20+00:00 December 15th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-RQ5gfL0B8 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 Fire 2015 and it was there that he broke it down for us. Let’s get started, shall [...]

November 24 2015

Tutsdays: Brent Helmkamp |Hat Trick with Poi

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:22+00:00 November 24th, 2015|FAI Tutsdays|

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 [...]

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