Ben "Drex" Drexler is one of the most prolific and popular content creators in the flow arts. He is a world-renowned movement artist, dancer, and instructor who has spent the last 12 years teaching and performing the art of poi. His YouTube channel has more than six million views and more than 48,000 subscribers, and he has more than 20,000 followers on Instagram. He has taught at countless events on 3 continents, and his online tutorials have been a gateway for 10’s to 1000’s of people all over the world. He believes in the power of flow arts to improve fitness, build problem solving skills, and as a tool for personal expression and hopes to bring the transformative power of flow to as wide an audience as possible. In the first part of a two part interview, Ben discusses with us what the flow arts are, flow history, and how the community has changed over the years.
DrexFactor Blog- https://drexfactor.com/weirdscience
DrexFactor YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/user/TaoAvatar20
DrexFactor Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drexfactor/
DrexFactor’s favorite technical video project as mentioned in this interview –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3UGRGYfRf8
About the Podcast:
The Art of Flow is created by Morgan, a flow fanatic dedicated to sharing information about movement arts and flow arts, the history of fire-dancing and flow, and reflections on the creative process and self-care to the general public. Flow arts are defined as the use of objects/props to explore movement and self via repetitive practice of a series of movements, and are often a practice that assist individuals in accessing a “flow” state. Props often include poi, rope-dart, hoops, fans, puppy-hammer, contact ball, meteor, meteor dart, dragon staff, contact staff, clubs, buggeng, levi-wand, double staff, and anything that can be rolled, spun, and manipulated. This podcast all about fire artists, flow arts, creativity, fostering community, and optimizing learning is available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, and at www.ArtOfFlowPodcast.com You can follow The Art of Flow on Facebook or the Art of Flow Podcast on Instagram for sneak peaks on what episodes are coming next, and for insider opportunities such as community events, videos of guests, and more.
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