The Flow Show Dec 13-15
Posted December 2, 2013
Showcasing some of the country’s most renowned flow artists as well as spotlighting artists-to-watch, the Flow Show NYC returns. This three-night, four-show event features object manipulators from all over the east coast who will present a breathtaking marriage of modern dance and the spinning arts, collectively called the “flow arts.”
Founded in 2008 by Fund the Flow Arts, a nonprofit organization established to promote and present the flow arts globally, the Flow Show is held annually in San Francisco and debuted in New York in December 2012, selling out a month before the show and proving the increasing popularity of this trending art form. The 2012 show was a high point for the east coast flow arts community and immediately set a new standard for inventive and progressive flow art interpretations.
Housed at Triskelion Arts, which continues to gain a reputation for supporting creative new dance works, this year’s Flow Show NYC features not only familiar flow props such as poi, contact staff, hoop, clubs, and fans, but also some more unusual additions such as eight rings, lasso, and Cyr wheel – plus novel inventions such as “super buugeng,” a magnetic set of double s-shaped staves, and the “orbitar,” a set of poi that creates instrumentation as it spins, via wireless data transmission that interprets its trajectory.
The act styles are as diverse as the props and range from shape-building trios to emotive group pieces, intricate partner routines to career-spanning solo acts, Shakespearean interpretations to audience-involvement numbers, live-music collaborations to narrative expositions. The show promises to be a comprehensive introduction to those new to the flow arts as well as an exhilarating display of new technique and artistry for longtime fans.
Friday, December 13: 7pm
Saturday, December 14: 7 & 10pm
Sunday, December 15: 6pm
Triskelion Arts’ Aldous Theater
118 North 11th St, 3rd floor
L train to Bedford. Street parking available.
$25 through theflowshow.org
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