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Expose this! [The Vilification of a Needed Form of Commerce!]

May 27, 2016 by

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The topic of exposure comes up on a regular basis in the flow arts community which makes sense since much of the community is built on entrepreneurship which requires individual negotiations and non-externally defined rule sets. One of the great things about working for someone else is that you don’t have to do a lot […]

Flowers, Hybrids, Anti-Spin, C-CAPs, Lockouts and more!

November 27, 2015 by

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Want to level up your poi skills with one of the most prolific and never ending opportunities for growth, fun, poi geekery? Looking to expand your skill with flowers? We have just the remedy — this class is loads of fun and is highly recommended for intermediate and advanced students who want to take their […]

Make more Money Selling Shorter Shows

February 4, 2015 by

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Prospects contact us asking for anything from 5 minute to 2 hour shows.  I tend to wonder if they’ve thought it through when asking for 2 hours because that’s longer than most movies these days and probably akin to going to a broadway show. While the extremes happen, one of our most common requests if for for 30 minute shows. […]

Why Gigs Without Pay Will Always Exist

November 25, 2014 by

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As fire and flow dancing performers sort themselves out in the marketplace and better understand the differences between the various types of individuals competing for gigs, different issues are bound to arise. There are several variables in the equation including different motivations to perform and different consequences when pay is limited. This article endeavors to distinguish the various types […]

8 Reasons Every Artist ‘Should’ Work for Free

November 23, 2014 by

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Now that I’ve gotten your attention with what I expect to be a controversial article title, I thought I’d address an issue that’s been widely prevalent since the Oprah/Revolva incident transpired last week. I have seen at least a few dozen times on Facebook individuals (mostly artists I believe) saying various forms of this statement, […]

First 5 Things to Do As a Pro Flow Performer

November 21, 2014 by

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Today’s question: I have recently decided that I am leaving the group I have performed with for 2 years. There are not any other performing flow art groups in the area unfortunately. What advice do you experienced performers have for me? When going pro, the trick is to realize that getting booked has very little to […]

9 Lessons Artist-prenuers Can Learn from Oprah & Revolva

November 19, 2014 by

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If you somehow missed, it, Revolva was recently asked to donate her performance skills to the local stop on Oprah’s new tour, The Life you Want. The irony is palpable. First, I want to say that I consider Revolva an incredible artist and I think her choice to turn down Oprah was not only appropriate […]