Playing With Fire – Baton Rouge Fire Guild
Practice Makes Perfect
Friday nights on the Baton Rouge levee are flaming hot! No, not the temperature (well, yes it can be.) The flames and colors are the Baton Rouge Fire Guild practicing their artistry. The group of young local flow artists meet Wednesday and Friday nights to practice and perform for the public.
They use flaming staffs, lotus fans, fire hoops and LED poi to create magical lighted designs in the air.
Flow artists use dance, yoga and ancient movements as they skillful manipulate a variety of props. As they move they connect with the flow of their mind and body to reach “the zone”. The zone is that place where an individual’s creative expression is focused, energized and fully engaged in the moment and activity.
Using slow shutter speeds to capture their beauty, the flowing patterns come to life. Each person expresses their art and skill level differently. Some are very elaborate and others more conservative in their flow. Watching some of the more experienced artists move with the fire staff like gymnasts is a little nerve-wracking, but they always seem to have control.
There are other Fire Guilds across the country. A Google search may uncover one in your area. If you visit Baton Rouge, take a walk on the riverwalk (levee) and enjoy some fire flow art on Friday night. They gather on the levee at the end of S. Florida St.
Have you ever seen Flow Art before? Are you a Flow Artist?
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