Nov 3, 2019
Harm reduction workshops are increasing in the festival scene,
as well as in the fire and flow arts, as the value they add to
communities and why they matter becomes recognized.
Listen as we chat with Dresden Blue and discuss one of the challenges facing the flow arts community, unsafe drug use and lack of proper education on commonly used substances, her innovations in rope dart, and how to play well with partners.
Dresden Blue is an artist exploring the expressive potential of combining martial, dance, circus, and fire arts. She began her journey in Portland, Oregon with the Weapons of Mass Distraction fire troupe at Reed College, and since then has relocated to Oakland, California where she lives and trains at the Vulcan. Over the past 10 years, she has taught and performed at more than 30 fire and flow festivals internationally.
Contact Dresden and stay up to date with her flow performances, classes, and photography!
Harm Reduction Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/howtothinkaboutdrugs/
About the Podcast:
The Art of Flow is created by Morgan, a flow fanatic dedicated to sharing information about movement arts and flow arts, the history of fire-dancing and flow, and reflections on the creative process and self-care to the general public. Flow arts are defined as the use of objects/props to explore movement and self via repetitive practice of a series of movements, and are often a practice that assist individuals in accessing a “flow” state. Props often include poi, rope-dart, hoops, fans, puppy-hammer, contact ball, meteor, meteor dart, dragon staff, contact staff, clubs, buggeng, levi-wand, double staff, and anything that can be rolled, spun, and manipulated. This podcast all about fire artists, flow arts, creativity, fostering community, and optimizing learning is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, and at www.ArtOfFlowPodcast.com You can follow The Art of Flow on Facebook or the Art of Flow Podcast on Instagram for sneak peaks on what episodes are coming next, and for insider opportunities such as community events, videos of guests, and more.
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Where else can I listen to the episodes?
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen
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