This Tricks of the Month video features the contact staff skills of Aileen Lawyer from the USA and has been made in collaboration with Flow Arts Institute: https://www.youtube.com/user/FlowArtsInstitute
My name is Aileen Lawlor, and I live in Oakland California & Esteli Nicaragua. I began exploring contact staff in 2006, and my journey with the prop encouraged me to study different forms of movement. I teach contact staff online and in group classes in the Bay Area of California. I have spent the majority of the last 5 years in Nicaragua sharing my experience of fire & flow arts to vulnerable youth and fellow artists.
This video is shot at El Nido de las Artes, a social circus community center in the northern Nicaraguan town of Esteli. This video is an homage to my time there, & to all of the artists that have come through El Nido to share memories, skills, and contributed to making the space a safe & beautiful place for the kids & budding artists of the neighborhood.
Filmed by Adilson Briones of Reflejo Films: https://www.instagram.com/adilsonbriones/
Aileen’s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/aileenbean
Aileen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aileen.lawlor/
El Nido Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elnidodelasartes/
Staves used in video:
www.flowtoys.com (promo code AILEEN11)
wizardofflow.com (promo code AILEEN)
This video has been made possible by the IJA’s eJuggle: https://www.juggle.org/ejuggle
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