Welcome to Spades’ Spinspirations!
This page will be home to videos, articles, pictures, music, and anything else I come across on the interweb that inspires me and helps me get into my flow zone. Check out some of the links and get INSPIRED!
Tons of contact moves in this one with some great style!
Some fantastic ideas in here including LOTS of transition ideas when not toss-juggling!
And then this can just be filed away under WTF
Just discovered ToadFace on Soundcloud… super tasty! Especially this one:
Some amazing music to get you in the groove by Shakey Graves
Great song to help you get your spin on!
The new group PEGA5U5 released their first album for “name your price”. It has pretty much been on repeat in my house since they started releasing a few songs at a time on Soundcloud. The electronic instrumental stylings of Mr. Rogers combined with the Hip-Hop vocals of Pharroh (formerly known as Agustus thElefant). So much complexity of good stuff in here!
Flipping bottles around has become my new hobby! Flair Bartending is not only entertaining, but you get to make your friends fancy cocktails. Check out this video for a bit of inspiration!
A video of my friends Zan and Aurora doing some fairly simple yet extremely effective and beautiful choreography with double fire staffs! This one’s several years old, but still powerful!
And this one from the same show is of Zan’s brother Noah with one of my all-time heroes Annetta Lucero spinning single short staffs
Some AMAZING club juggling to get you flowing!
This is a GREAT performance by Brett Star with some dragon staff and exceptional double contact staff. I really appreciate his calm demeanor throughout the piece.
mmmm Yummy slow grooves
I’ve been eating alot more healthy the last few weeks and plan to stay as healthy as possible for at least the next month. This video may not have much to do with flow arts, but your body is your temple and it encouraged me to keep on keeping on!
This entire album by Tokimonsta is amazing! I’ve listened to her for years and this is the best work I’ve seen her produce yet! I’m thinking of choreographing a duet to the song “Realla”.
You can stream the entire album and download it for cheap here: (link)
out of Portland, OR for the Saturday night Fire Gala Show at Pacific Fire Gathering 2014. I had the honor of playing a small roll in this piece and choreographing a mini duet with Erika.