Fire Dance & Flow Arts
Fire Dance and Flow Arts
Fire juggling, fire manipulation, and fire dancing are some of the most innovative performance arts that have evolved over the last 10 years. Its popularity and development can be tied to the Burning Man Festival, which started to be a larger event in 1997. By around 2005, we started to see large growth in fire performers and many new types of fire props, like contact staffs, dragon staffs, fire darts, fire whips, fire snakes, fire hoops and a variety of other fire performance props.
The advent of “flow arts” is a subsequent offshoot of fire dancing and performances. More isolation and symmetrical manipulation evolved using props like buugeng, contact poi, contact staffs, hoops and 8 rings, where the prop is mostly manipulated, and not thrown, with your hands or on your body. Most of these movements are based on club swinging, (Indian club swinging circa 1800-1900) which have been adapted to other shapes and often combined with isolating a given prop.
Modern hooping is a good example of a flow arts form, that blends traditional hula hooping with club swinging moves, acrobatics, juggling, hoop rolling, isolation and dance.
Renegade offers a full range of fire and flow arts props, with many of our juggling products also crossing over into this category of flow arts.