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Camp Carnival 2019: May 31-June 3

2019 CAnSpiN Award Winners

Welcome to 2019 CanSpin Awards hosted by Camp Carnival!

Congratulations to all of our winners and a big thank you to all of our nominees and everyone who voted! We have an amazing community thanks to you!

 

2019 Hooper of the Year

 

Maryeve Gaudreau

Maryeve has visual arts degree and trained as a Circus Arts Instructor at the National Circus School of Montreal (Canada). She worked as an instructor of social circus at Cirque du Monde from 2008 to 2015. Now she works on her artistic projects and for the compagny HULA-HOOP QUÉBEC . She won Hooping Idol 3 in 2013.

She teach hula-hoop and perform her act in many international event like Dubaï Street Festival , Festa del fuoco di stromboli, German hoop Convention, Austrian Hoop Convention, Hoopcamps, Festival de circo Mazunte/Oaxaca etc.

 

 

2019 Poi Artist of the Year

 

Nick Woosley

Nick Woolsey has been an influential poi artist since 2002. He has toured all over the world teaching poi and making videos for his popular website: playpoi.com. Nick compares learning poi to learning music. The “Scales of Poi” are to a poi spinner what music scales are to a musician. Mastering these fundamental skills allows a poi artist to play freely, to learn new moves easily, and to develop their own style. When not teaching poi or practicing, Nick designs imaginary spaceships.

 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/H-v3GHT8HHY


 

2019 Staff Spinner of the Year

 

Flowarrior

Power. Passion. Performance.

Fusing his passion for dance, martial arts and music, the FloWarrior has created his own unique brand of martial artistry through 14 years of training and dedication to his craft.

He has experienced first hand the power that art has to transform lives, and is on a mission to share the gift of Flow with the world.

An accomplished performer and instructor, he is an innovator in a number of rare disciplines including Folding Fan jugglingLED sabers / the Force Leash, and Rice Hat manipulation.

website: flowarrior.com

 


2019 Fan Spinner of the Year

 

Denise Danserau

A dancer is an artist who uses the body as the canvas and the music as the colour. Channeling through the lenses of ballet, jazz, tribal fusion and flowarts Denyse interprets the music around her into enchanting freestyle performances and complex choreographies. She is a dancer, insured fire and circus performer, choreographer and fan enthusiast. 
 
Denyse currently is the Artistic Director of Ignisia Circus a fire, glow and dance troupe based out of Cumberland BC while collaborating with other troupes and individual artists on creative projects and also offers flow arts classes while hosting international instructors. You can catch Ignisia Circus performing in the annual fire show this summer at Astral Harvest. Denyse has performed at various festivals including  Atmosphere Gathering, North Country Fair, Astral Harvest, Sweetwater 905, in addition to smaller festivals and events around Northern Alberta and BC both as a solo artist and performing with various troupes in BC and Alberta.
 
Denyse has had the opportunity to teach at workshops at the North Country Fair, Spin Out Festival, Madskillz, and Astral Harvest Music Festival in addition to weekly fire fan classes through Ignisia Circus and private lessons.  Denyse currently resides in beautiful Cumberland British Columbia with her partner and dog and looks forward to growing the North American Tech Fan movement in Canada

link to video: https://youtu.be/E_Rf8TolBtk

 


2019 Contact Juggler of the Year

 

Dawn Dreams

Dawn Dreams is a contemporary circus artist specializing in contact juggling, clown & ground level circus arts.  Performing since 2005, she has traveled through 4 continents as a street and stage performance artist. Her most prominent work is the a 38 minute solo stage show with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra to the classic music of Scheherazade. Her passion for community, feminism, social work and mental health runs through all of her work as an artist.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/TsxBhscDZCM

 


 

2019 Juggler of the Year 

 

Yuki Ueda

Yuki Ueda is a professional circus artist, and an inspiring trainer of the “ground-level” circus art based in Vancouver, Canada. As a performer, Yuki has been invited to multiple circus and juggling festivals around the globe, a winner of East Japan Juggling Jam Session 2013 in Tokyo, Japan and awarded  the CanSpin: Canadian Juggler of the Year Award in 2015. His company, Cause & Effect Circus has produced multiple award winning show ‘The New Conformity’ and continues to work on new ideas for a new production. Locally he is invited to perform in cabarets and community festivals as well as working in the corporate market. In 2016, he was invited to join the panel of judges at Rad Factor Juggling Festival in Japan for the freestyle juggling competition. Alongside his performance, he is currently on the board of International Juggling Association, to promote the art of juggling around the world and the director of Madskillz Vancouver object manipulation festival in its 10th year. Yuki is also the co-head of the juggling arts department at Circuswest, a recreational circus program inspiring the new generation of jugglers in Vancouver. Recently one of his former juggling student has been accepted to Ecole de Nationale de Cirque. Check out his Instagram account: @thefunkyukalator
 
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2019 Rope Dartist of the Year

 

Francis Dube (Dart Vapor)

"Inspired by the Rope Dart in its traditional form, a kung-fu weapon, his movements embody power and control. Years of practice rewarded him with a place in the prestigious Rope Dart Academy, alongside some of the world’s best rope dartists.

The infinite quest to master his art led him to the world of fire and LED performances. He can take over any stage, filling it with an overwhelming passion.

Well known in the flow arts community of Montreal, he taught Rope Dart to more than 300 students over the last year in multiple festivals, events and classes."

 Link to the video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljG_MDvY8I


 


Buugeng Artist of the Year

 


Sarah Velocity

While some kids dream of running away with the circus; the circus dreams of running away with Sarah Velocity. Look into her crystal ball, and see the magic with bubbles, fire, and bubbles on fire. Strange illusions with sticks, hoops and hoop-shaped sticks. You won’t want to miss seeing her manipulate the laws of physics. Its all in her name, Sarah Velocity has speed and direction...

 

 


 


2019 Levi Wand Artist of the Year

 

Susan Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2019 "Other" Prop Artist of the Year

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Noah Weigel (Stykball)

Noah Weigel is a “bigger than life” professional circus arts performer who has devoted his life to the pursuit and perfection of any set of skills that will further his ability to be the center of attention;) Noah has graced stages all over the world and performed with various groups such as The Fire Bugs (New Zealand) Fire FX (Australia) Les Productions Haut Vol (US) and Indigo Circus (Canada). Specializing in almost everything including cyr wheel, dragon staff, contact juggling, stilts and theatrics, he will most certainly grab your attention.


Sarah Velocity (Bubbles)

While some kids dream of running away with the circus; the circus dreams of running away with Sarah Velocity. Look into her crystal ball, and see the magic with bubbles, fire, and bubbles on fire. Strange illusions with sticks, hoops and hoop-shaped sticks. You won’t want to miss seeing her manipulate the laws of physics. Its all in her name, Sarah Velocity has speed and direction...

 


Flowarrior (Rice Hat)

Power. Passion. Performance.

Fusing his passion for dance, martial arts and music, the FloWarrior has created his own unique brand of martial artistry through 14 years of training and dedication to his craft.

He has experienced first hand the power that art has to transform lives, and is on a mission to share the gift of Flow with the world.

An accomplished performer and instructor, he is an innovator in a number of rare disciplines including Folding Fan jugglingLED sabers / the Force Leash, and Rice Hat manipulation.

 


Jennifer Briggs (Lyra)

As she passionately explores her range of talent, Jennifer Briggs is a professional aerial lyra artist, hoop dancer, and yoga instructor from Calgary, AB. She is the founder/owner of Wolf Flow Studios/ @Wolfflowstudios and co-creater at @HoopWest.
 
Inspired by movement- the fusion of flow arts and dance sets her soul on fire. Jennifer has danced on a variety of stages around the world as a competitive dancer and now thrives as a professional freelance performer and performs with Le Cirque De La Nuit.
With unique flexibility and grace, she can spiral, she can turn upside down, & she can transform into anything..
 
 
 
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2019 Multi-Prop Artist of the Year

 

Noah Weigel

Noah Weigel is a “bigger than life” professional circus arts performer who has devoted his life to the pursuit and perfection of any set of skills that will further his ability to be the center of attention;) Noah has graced stages all over the world and performed with various groups such as The Fire Bugs (New Zealand) Fire FX (Australia) Les Productions Haut Vol (US) and Indigo Circus (Canada). Specializing in almost everything including cyr wheel, dragon staff, contact juggling, stilts and theatrics, he will most certainly grab your attention.

 


2019 Most Influential Canadian Flow Artist

 

Mini Azure

Mini Azur is the leader of Flamewater Circus in North America and a world famous fire performer and fire eating instructor. When you want a fire performer for your next event, Mini Azur can provide the most spectacular fire show in town. A fire eating, fire breathing, fire dancing entertainment package in one! Montreal’s Home Grown Fire-Dancing Superstar Mini Azur is a world famous fire eating starlet. Having performed throughout North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America, Mini has dazzled audiences the world over with her signature fire dancing skills.
 
Mini has been a fire performer for nearly a decade. Having helped grow the Montreal fire scene since she began performing, she now tours the world with her fire show and regularly teaches her signature fire tricks.
 
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2019 Fire/Flow Arts Group of the Year

 


PyroLumina

In 2017, five artists from Montreal got together under one banner to offer a unique spectacle mixing fire and lights! PyroLumina is a circus troupe specialized in LED and fire prop manipulation and offers a unique visual experience combining multiple tools and props and amazing costumes.
 
Its members are seasoned performers with unique specialties and outstanding talent. PyroLumina has performed at multiple music festivals in Quebec (namely Eclipse, Illusion, Timeless, Good Vibes) and corporate events. They are among the first to offer complete shows that mix fire and LED in an unforgettable experience.
 
 
 
Dan Solstyx
Dart Vapor
Golem Obsidian
Rockyval Cyberfire
Val Rose
 

Canadian Flow Fest of the Year

 

TriFlow Fest

The first edition of TriFlow Fest took place on June 8-10, 2018, in the enchanted woods of a Scouts Camp in Trois-Rivières (Qc). More than 75 workshops were taught by local and international artists during the day, and at nightfall the bass stage came alive with a delicious line up of DJ / local producers, campfire and epic fire jams of several hours. Eden Creative's immersive Theater premiered Friday night, and Saturday night began with the “TriFlow show”, a production created collectively with inscriptions from the participants.

TriFlow Fest is the result of a wonderful collaboration of the flow arts community and the outcome is a schedule full of workshops for any levels of skills with a wide variety of disciplines (flow arts, aerial arts, performing arts / theatricality, creativity, juggling, acroyoga, hand to hand, fire satefy, ...), a hint of music festival, a low entrance fee so the event is as accessible as can be, and a cozy atmosphere with communal meals and a touch of "weekend at the cottage", connecting with friends and the nature surrounding.

TriFlow Fest is a small non-profit organisation that also organise local flow jams during the year. 

Video link: https://vimeo.com/337169113

 


2019 Canadian Flow Arts Community of the Year

 

Montreal