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Austin's Flow Arts & Sustainability festival Flowstorm returns for its 3rd year! Held on a permaculture eco village just east of Austin, this magical event melds the joy of fire spinning, flow toys and circus arts with the vision of regenerative living based on permaculture principles, self empowerment, and grassroots community action. Find your flow with world class flow arts instructors and hone your ecological know-how with internationally certified teachers. Weekend camping and day/evening passes available.
More info on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415458418691881/
FRIDAY NIGHT FIRE WALK
Lead by F.I.R.E. Certified facilitator Thom Thumb
MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
Lab 87 Experiment
3rd Coast Visions Art Dome
Arts, Crafts, Props, Food & Drink Vending
Live Visionary Art Painting
Club Manipulation - Marvin Ong
2 to 3 Club manipulation. Ways to manipulate clubs without knowing how to juggle. All Levels. Bring Clubs.
Speed Change For Movement Arts - Nicky Evers
This workshop will focus on establishing a range of speed at which movement can happen, and then collectively exploring that range to create a dynamic and engaging group experience. This simple but powerful technique is applicable to improving numerous elements of performance, group choreography or your own personal practice.
Tai Chi for Flow Artists - Nicky Evers
This workshop will be focusing on some very useful fundamental Tai Chi exercises and principles and how to apply them into spinning for a more relaxed, grounded, mechanically aligned, and fluid style of movement.
Following the Path of Least Poisistance- Nicky Evers
This moderate to advanced poi workshop will explore how by driving the momentum of the poi with the lower body, using a dynamic range of speed, and body tracing, one can dance more freely without the rigid limit of monotonous planes and body tension.
Building a Poi Sequence - Wyatt Davis
This will be a workshop about my thought process when building a sequence of tosses contact rolls negative space etc. and how to use those in choreography.
Contact Club: Beyond the Basics - Wyatt Davis
Last year I taught the basics of contact club at a few festivals. This year I’m moving onto some more advance techniques involving steves, chi rolls, chest rolls, hand rolls,and a few balance points.
Essentials of Contact Juggling - Riel Green
Here we will go over the absolute basics to get you geared up to start learning contact juggling.
Multiball Contact Juggling - Riel Green
In this course, students will get a full breakdown of 2-4 ball multiball, proper speed control, and a whole range of new moves and concepts to work on.
Mini Hoop Isolations - Riel Green
In this course, we will talk about basic isolations and patterns with 2 hoops. A prior understanding of hoop isolations is encouraged for this course.
Contact Double Staff Ideas and Exploration - Kyle Owen
I would like to do a workshop on double staff contact ideas and exploration. The content will be some recent ideas I've been working on since last summer. Combining some wall plane tech with angel roll, halos, and other things of that nature.
Advanced Contact Staff - Kyle Owen
Single staff angel rolls, fishtails, halo 360, Jesus moves.
Advanced Throws and Manipulations with Poi - Brett Gallion
This class will take a look into the process of syncing together multiple driving styles in order to come up with unique sequences. I will explore manipulation ideas to solidify in each hand and basic to advanced tosses to combine with these manipulations. The key to making a creative "trick" is becoming comfortable enough with small yet complicated movements that can be put together to create a larger, macro movement.
Intro to Club Multiplex and Movement - Brett Gallion
This class will explore the glory of multiplex theory in manipulation juggling and small throws inside simple concepts that can allow you to move and express your body outside of the standard "rooted feet" syndrome that befalls many performers. I will teach basic ways to get in and out of different multiplex formations and the theory behind them along with small manipulations for your free hand to combine in time with the actual multiplex throws for a more well rounded sequence. I will also explore small transitional throws that can give the illusion of harder movement skills such as a single pass behind the head to the same hand to allow you to gracefully turn to the right or left in between juggling sequences.
Geometric Bouquet: Flowers with Poi - Jeremy Morton
This beginner workshop will give its attendees an understanding of creating flowers, focusing on the postures and movements required to perform them safely and cleanly. We will begin with an explanation of prospin petal creation, and an introduction to antispins. Then students will drop their poi for a lesson in arm movements and posture, noting timing and direction combinations. Finally, we will combine the two concepts, leading the class into 2-arm simultaneous flowers in the wheel planes.
Wait... What? Beginner Poi Stalls - Jeremy Morton
Some of the most memorable moments in a poi routine are created by stalls. They punctuate the flow while demonstrating a high degree of control over your prop. This class will introduce beginners to that world. We will begin with an explanation of the physics theory behind them, and move into drills that will help a spinner develop precision with different variations. To finish the class, several combos will be illustrated and incorporated into flow with a focus on footwork and body movement.
Intermediate Poi Tosses - Chris Kelly
This class will cover a lot of different toss variations and combos. For all levels! Everybody will learn something :)
Poi Fishtails - Chris Kelly
How to fishtail a poi, I highly recommend using contact poi!
One Hand, Two Poi - Chris Kelly
We we cover weaves, butterflies, supermans, fantastic fours, and a few tosses.
Holy Trinity: Staff - Cranium
This will go over the Halo, Jesus, and Angel Roll separately, then start working on putting them together to complete the Holy Trinity.
Beginner Club Swinging and Manipulation - Taylor Van Valkenburgh
The class will go over basic arm paths, timing/direction theory, and club hybrids.
Dance as a Response to Life - Kaylah Moss
Dance is one of the best ways to transfer inner emotions into the physical world. It can be a healing tool for those who experience trauma, crisis, or loss, or it can be a way for some to capture and harness moments of utter joy, love, and excitement. Whether it is to share an experience with viewers or for your own personal release, the ability to tap into your deepest feelings while moving is an invaluable tool for any mover. We'll do some meditative movement exploration, some intention setting, and use dance therapy techniques to reach within and create with meaning.
The Art of Making Dances - Kaylah Moss
"Life is not a destination, but a journey." When it comes to movement there are no rules. So where does one begin? This workshop will help you build your own toolbox for adding depth and dynamics to your creative process. These ideas will help to set structures for both choreography and improvisational performance. We'll play games, explore ideas, and discuss devices that make the creative approach more interesting, and of course, more fun!
The Elements of Composition and Choreography - Samantha Beasley
This workshop will share the elements of composition to better equip flow artist for integrating composition and choreography into one's practice and performance. Topics covered will include: how more efficient movement is derived from heightened kinesthetic awareness; movement exploration in both self and general space separately and in combination; understanding intentions along the spectrum of first and second function according to F.S.C Northrop; utilizing body shapes and negative space; how to envision and composite a performance as a whole unit using tools such as spacing, repetition, and motifs, along with relationships towards other performers, one's prop, and the audience; plus guiding and structuring improvisation through stochastic processes such as action words, mental imagery, and self generated information design.
Harmonizing You - Kani Watkins
This is an interactive workshop that begins with a brief open discussion to see where we all are energetically as a group. Then the journey begins. I will lay out a basic outline for what everyone will all be creating (a spaceship within ourselves is the idea) by everyone shaping this idea in what they perceive to be the best, the highest light & most preferable for them within their imagination. This meditative visualization technique allows us to play freely with our purest imagination & will play along well with the creative energy that Flowstorm & this amazing community create & present.
Just Let Go: Staff Tosses and Combos - Tara Morton
Remember that staff you’ve been spinning? You can totally throw it, too. In this all-levels workshop, participants will learn how to consistently nail some of the more dramatic staff tosses. Wick covers are recommended; your props will most likely hit the ground a lot during this class – at first ^.^
Nunchuck Skills - Tara Morton
What do Bruce Lee, Michelangelo, and Napoleon Dynamite have in common? Nunchuck skills! This beginner workshop will teach you the basics of freestyle nunchaku, a style more decorative than traditional combat nunchaku. Grasshoppers will leave this class with the foundation to build your repertoire of moves and the speed to play with fire safely when you're ready.
Hoop Theory - Alyssa Stevens
The leading concept being 'proprioception,' or, one's body in relation to space and time. This concept can be expanded to many other aspects and variations of hoop flow, as well as other props. Inner and outer space, timing, and contact discussion would be delved into, and of course played out with our props.
Double Staff Quarter Time Transitions and Hybrids - Michael Cercone
In this workshop we will be exploring the relative transitions that apply to Quarter time drive form, both in Forward Same time and as well as Split Same time.
Off Body Geometry (Mini Hoops) - Evan Davis
Will be an intermediate hooping workshop that will focus on off body pattern building with twin hoops. We'll start the workshop off with a breakdown of anti-spins vs. in-spins as flowers and caps and go through variations and multiple directions. From there we'll go through a brief discussion on the defining aspects of hybrids and talk about what in hybrids we'll be covering in particular; Hand 2 Hand hybrids. The main one we'll start with is the well known Isolation vs. Smear and then go over a bunch of fun variations. The workshop will finish up with 3D Antispins inspired by fan tech and 90 angles and pattern building.
Lucid Dream Transcen-dance - Topher Sipes
We'll learn to use dreams as inspiring tools for waking life empowerment, life style pattern analysis and completely legal hallucinogenic vision questing. Topics include lucid dreaming, dream journaling, personal symbolic mythology, mapping the subconscious realms, using improvisational stochastic processes / divination to unlock hidden potentials and using edge realm focus as a flow art within itself. Attendees encouraged to bring writing or drawing materials. Pillow optional.
Beginner + Unicycle Class - Jeremy Philo
I had a lot of fun teaching the beginner class last year. I have 10 unicycles, which means 20 people can be in the class. Beginners will need at least one partner to help them learn how to ride. This is such a fun challenge, even for the advanced flow artist and the ones with the most balance. I can also teach more advanced people, if there are any.
Growing Microgreens and Sprouting Grains and Legumes - Jeremy Philo
How to start them and what to do at each stage. How to make microgreens sustainable. The benefits of young vegetables and sprouting legumes and grains.
Poi Isolated Pendulum Patterns - Tim Goddard
This workshop covers the isolated pendulum and it’s uses in various hybrids and patterns to create a very different aesthetic than much classical spinning.
Improvisation in Rhythm - Mesmer
This class teaches how to turn mistakes into moves, anticipate the music and to be aware of the terrain, in order to use it to your advantage and better align your flow with your surroundings.
Meditative Interaction with your Prop - Mesmer
Interacting with your tool: this is a lesson in meditation... it teaches the flow artist to tune out what is going on around them to better focus in on their own relationship with the movement of their tool... this allows the spinner to be more relaxed in a public atmosphere and noticeably enriches the spinner's flow.
Breathing Breaks - Jennifer Ong
Breaks is a practice that involves using your breath in connection with your hoops rhythm, particularly with breaks and reversals. There's several breathing patterns and exercises that connect incredibly well with the hoop. We also explore the inside and outside space of the hoop to help gain control and precision with the techniques involved in the practice.
Balance: Self-Body-Life - Jonathan Weaver
Most everything in life follows one simple rule that I call the rule of moderation. I want to touch on a few points of balance including balancing your life around you, your inner thoughts and feelings, and focus heavily on bodily balance. I encourage everyone to bring a personal exercise ball with them though they are not necessary for the class. Also if anyone is able to bring more than one exercise ball to share with others that would be amazing!
Intro to Flow Wand - Katie Drackert
This workshop will include:
- Flow Wand origin and history
- Getting used to your flow wand
- Understanding the illusion hand
- Feel the music for flow
- Recovery from an unbalanced wand
- Behind the back/Under the legs
Long String Flow Wandering - Katie Drackert
This workshop will include:
-Rigging: Different ways to hold your long string flow wand.
-Wraps: How to wrap the long string with the body.
-Changing Direction and Momentum: What to do once you're all wrapped up and how to get out of it.
-8 Counts and Arms: Using 8 counts to structure flow and understand timing to create illusions.
-Spin Spin: How to avoid getting dizzy by focusing on the wand and using spotting.
-Get Funky With It: Fun tricks and understanding hand positions.
Wicking Seed Starting and Propagation Techniques - Chowgene Koay
Learn how to propagate the bounty of nature by using seeds, stem cuttings, and root division. We'll cover basic methods and low maintenance techniques that anybody can do.
Exploring Hand Hoop Manipulation Through Musicality - Nnedi Agbaroji
In this workshop, pupils will be given guidelines and techniques that will inevitably help them transcend the omnipresence of flow through musicality. With a main focus on hand hoop manipulation, pupils will use their bodies to create series of moments while simultaneously using learned hoop techniques to visually connect the worlds of ethereal fantasy and technical hoop skill on a 2D and 3D plane.
Double-staff - Chris Dall
Basics and Beyond! All skill levels welcome.
Conscious Flow - Chris Dall
Learn to fine tune your training time to get the most out of every session.
BUUGENG! - Chris Dall
All skill levels welcome. Very limited extra sets of buugeng available.
How to pronounce my name and why it does not matter - Tricia Belle
A workshop where we can play with some self examination activities, then go forth and be ourselves, to the fullest. Activities may include:
-Finishing the sentence, "I am myself when..."
-Creating a personalized stretch routine.
-Discussion of our reason for being here (At Flowstorm, and beyond)
-Secret and not-so-secret mission creation
-Unrestrained glee sessions
Partner Poi - Marvin and Jennifer Ong
An all inclusive workshop that caters to all levels. We break down basic to advanced partner moves and discuss how we use the various principals to integrate choreography and produce an act.
Partner Club Tossing - Marvin and Jennifer Ong
Partner juggling for all levels. One barely has to be able to carry a cascade and can try partner juggling! For the more advanced we can share tricks in 2, 3, and 4 count patterns and more.
Butterfly Effect - Shade
A single flap of a butterfly wing can leave momentous ripple effect on all of existence. An exploration into some variations of a FUNdamental poi move, the butterfly.
Octahedron Uncovered - Shade
Get your body spinning with this exploration into basic 3rd dimensional patterns utilizing the Octahedron.
Flow Toss Juggling - Yair Horowitz
Toss aside rigidity and learn to integrate free-flowing movement into your ball juggling! This workshop is geared toward beginner and intermediate toss jugglers. The first half of the session will focus on concepts and techniques applicable at both skill levels and the second half will teach specific tricks and patterns at the advanced-beginner and intermediate level.
Food Forests - Samel Da Rua
A basic introduction to Permaculture earthworks and how to establish perennial systems known as food forests that provide a sustainable food, medicine, fuel, and fodder source by utilizing the 7 layers of a climax forest.
Capoeira - Samel Da Rua
Get introduced to the history and basic movements of the Brazilian dance-fight-game. Experienced capoeiristas also welcome!
Juggling Sticks - Daniel Woods
Playing with devil sticks aka flower sticks aka juggling sticks! All skill levels welcome.
Mapping 3D Space for Transitions with Toroids - Nick Pride
Poi Hybrids and Domain Theory - Nick Pride
Breaking down domain theory and how it applies to constructing hybrid moves.
Big Heart Yoga - Andrea Sykes
Includes breath work and a soul and laughing meditation.
Tandem Hooping - Danielle Odette
Grab a friend and get inside a big hoop- it’s tandem hooping time!
Time Tech with Hoops - Danielle Odette
Exploring the dimension of time with hoops.
Games for Awareness - Braden DeLonay
Games for heightened awareness of your surroundings in nature and anywhere!
Intuitive Flow Movement - Braden DeLonay
Based on the work of martial arts champion Scott Sonnon, this class takes elements derived from ancient Russian techniques used by the KGB that focus on healing, maintenance, and sending blood flow to joints rather than muscle groups.
Partner Yoga - Jenna Jasso and Mark Bennett
Get your acro yoga flow on with accomplished practitioners Jenna and Mark. Bring a yoga mat!
Vocal Flow - Jenna Jasso
Intuitive vocal exploration and finding your voice- especially if you haven’t found it before!
Permaculture Flow - Bright Sky
A meta discussion of how Permaculture can flow into every facet of our daily lives.
Cob Building - Bright Sky
Introduction to the amazing natural building material- cob.
Permaculture 101: Perspectives, Culture & Blitzing - Taelor Monroe and Kirby Fry
An introduction to Permaculture and how it is being used for community involvement and earth transformation, by two of the founders of the Austin Permaculture Guild.
Channeling the Power of Community - Thom Thumb & Ashley Wright
Explore the balance between leading and following, and how to heighten the magic of partner dance and partner flow.
Meteor - Chris Rovo
An exploration of the awesome prop known as meteor. All skill levels welcome. Bring a meteor or 2 poi if you have them!
Performance and the Human Connection - Chris Rovo
Exploring the dynamic between the audience and the performer, with veteran tips for how to make a strong connection with your viewers as a performer.
9-Breath Empowerment and Prayer Circle - Matt BrightSide Evans
A powerful Qi Gong breathing technique, used in a group format to ground intentions and manifest great shifts in our lives.
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