Northwest Flow Fest 2023 - ILLUMINATE

1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle, WA
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Event Information

Join us for a full weekend of Circus Arts, Dance, Yoga & More in Seattle, WA!

Northwest Flow Fest features a full day of Workshops, Performances, Vendors, and more on Saturday, July 1st! We'll kick off the weekend with a Community Fire Jam on Friday, June 30th at Gas Works Park, and will end on Sunday, July 2nd with a full day flow jam. All Northwest Flow Fest events are free to attend, but a workshop pass gets you access to everything we have to offer!

To find full information about each day's events, please visit the Seattle Flow Arts Collective calendar.

Please note that advance registration is required by 6/23/23 for those who wish to spin fire at the Community Fire Jam on 6/30. Everyone who purchases a workshop pass prior to 6/23/23 will automatically be registered. Otherwise, please follow this link to register: <<Link coming soon>>

What are FLOW FESTS?

Flow Fests, presented by Monkey Dust Productions, are free public festivals that also offer master artist workshops for dance participants by day,  parties and performances by night. Workshops in the areas of Prop Manipulation, (hoop dance, juggling, poi and staff spinning), Dance (Swing Dance, Belly Dance, African Dance, Capoeira, Breakdance, etc), and Yoga (and Acro Yoga) will run simultaneously, giving participants as many as 4 different dance and flow arts workshop opportunities at any given time. This allows novice participants the option of sampling different skills sets and styles, and maintains the rigor of depth within each form for expert dancers looking to sharpen their skills.

Northwest Flow Fest represents a special partnership between FLOW FESTS and SEATTLE FLOW ARTS COLLECTIVE, one of the only 501(C)(3) organizations supporting flow arts in the nation. 

What are FLOW ARTS?

Flow arts are forms of movement and dance that utilize props to enter a state of flow, described by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as an exhilarating transcendent way of being in which effortless control and peak skill seem to erase a sense of time. Flow arts props include poi, staff, hoops, and much more; dancers manipulate props to add to the expressive qualities of their dance. The result is an awe-inspiring visual spectacle of improvised movement that inspires an audience to reconsider kinetic possibilities.

How much are workshops?
All workshops are included in the Workshop Pass.  Workshop Passes are $60 at the door, but you can save by booking early!  EARLY BIRD  WORKSHOP PASSES will be available until May 1 for $30.

So it’s FREE to watch??

We aren’t fans of fences; we are working to make flow arts MORE ACCESSIBLE. So please come for FREE, and get excited about what we’re doing. There will be music throughout the day, and lots of dancing. We’re also offering a unique collection of arts and crafts vendors, many selling flow props that are hand-crafted and hard to find. Additionally, free workshops and free performances are scheduled throughout the day and into the evening to support the general public in getting into the flow!

What about COVID???

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

We care about you, we care about the community.  We want all our guests and attendees to feel WELCOME & SAFE, and we are committed to following the city, county, & state guidelines for outdoor events.  To this end- we encourage mask wearing during the event!  We will have bathrooms with running water available on site- plenty of soap and paper towels (just ask us at the registration tent if you notice a space running low!).  

Transfer Deadline: June 25, 2023 11:59 pm CST

Additional Links
Northwest Flow Fest 2023 - ILLUMINATE
1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle, WA