James B

James B

Flow Dance

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always had a fascination with martial arts and dance. They’re both great on their own but become even cooler when put together. A good example of this is Flow Dance. Flow art is the creative expression of a dancer manipulating a prop. There are many different props you can use for flow dancing but my personal favorite is the staff. About a month into the pandemic, I picked up my toy Darth Maul lightsaber for kicks one day and eventually found myself hooked on learning tricks and spins. For the next eight months, I’d spend hours perfecting my new hobby, adding new tricks, experimenting with music and upgrading my staff from a toy lightsaber to a detached broomstick, and finally the homemade light up rod I use today. For the Exhibition, I decided to choreograph my first flow dance routine.