Staff Spinning

Staff spinning is an artform in which a person uses 1 or 2 staffs to spin around their body to induce a state of flow. Contact staff, double staff, and dragon staff are some forms of staff spinning.

Here is an inspirational video of a very skilled ‘contact’ staff (avoiding grip with the thumbs) spinner.

This is a movement and prop dance practice in which people learn a language of different moves or ‘tricks’ which they can stitch together in a state of free expression.

Flow” in the context of flow arts, comes from the definition provided by the research of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.

Today, there is a culture and global community of Flow Artists who meet and share skills at events around the world.

Learn more about flow arts with this small documentary.

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