Northwest Flow Fest 2024 - SPROUT

1402 E. Galer Street, Seattle, WA
Fri, Jul 5, 2024 - Sun, Jul 7, 2024

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 6th! We'll kick off the weekend with a Community Fire Jam on Friday, July 5th at Volunteer Park, and will end on Sunday, July 7th with a full day flow jam and games. 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 6/28/24 for those who wish to spin fire at the Community Fire Jam on 7/5. Everyone who purchases a workshop pass prior to 6/28/24 will automatically be registered. Otherwise, please follow this link to register: Fire Jam Sign Up



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 many 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 experts 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 $70 at the door, but you can save by booking early!  Tier 1 workshop passes will be available for $40 through May 31, and Tier 2 workshop passes will be available for $55 from June 1 through July 4th.


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!

We'll be sharing updates about workshops and other event details on our social media! Follow @seattle.flow.arts and @flowfests on Instagram and Facebook to stay hip to what's going down!


Interested in teaching or performing? Apply here!

Transfer Deadline: July 4, 2024 11:59 pm CST

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Northwest Flow Fest 2024 - SPROUT
1402 E. Galer Street, Seattle, WA