Dawn creates interactive atmospheres, Entertaining audiences around the world. Her presence carries mysterious magic with contact juggling or lively jubilance with clowning, hooping or fire. Contact Dawn today for performance and teaching inquiries.

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4 ways learning to drive teaches responsibility

4 ways learning to drive teaches responsibility

When I was 18, I really didn’t care to get a license and drive. To this day, I still walk, bike and take transit almost everywhere. I love it! However, my parents were forceful about me driving. At the time, they told me “woman shouldn’t be walking alone at night.” Seriously, for this strong-headed feminist woman, that wasn’t convincing. Yet, I did pass the exam, and have learned to appreciate having the ability to drive throughout my life. It is clear to me know that learning the skill of driving is one that gives every young person the unique comprehension of being a leader. Although you can acquire these skills in other ways, it is rare when I meet someone who can’t drive who possesses all of them. And, although I feel it’s healthier for an individual, and better for the planet to bike to work, the knowledge that comes with learning to drive is unlike any other task. Decisiveness You have to be decisive when driving. It requires you plan a route in advance, when to get gas, if you will stop for a light when it turns yellow or even make quick decisions to turn around. Making decisions like this are the same kind of decisions we make to become leaders in our community. Responsibility to other people When you are a driver, you have a responsibility to your passengers in the car, as well as to all the pedestrians and other vehicles on the road, including bikes! If you fail to be responsible in a vehicle, you can harm, or fatally kill someone. This is a... read more
Essay Round up!

Essay Round up!

Wow! 24 essays published this year. Check out the 2016 work published on the Flow Arts Institute, the Dawn Dreams blog, and The Busking Project! The Doubts http://flowartsinstitute.com/the-doubts/ Clean Tech Part 1 http://flowartsinstitute.com/clean-tech-1/ Clean Tech part 2 http://flowartsinstitute.com/clean-tech-2/ The Jugglers Curse http://flowartsinstitute.com/the-jugglers-curse/ What is Flow http://www.dawndreams.ca/what-is-flow/ Relearning http://www.dawndreams.ca/re-learning/ Review of 4X4 Ephermeral Architectures http://www.dawndreams.ca/gandinis-4×4-ephemeral-architectures/ Paying Attention http://www.dawndreams.ca/paying-attention/ Being Yourself http://www.dawndreams.ca/being-yourself/ How to make a Human Statue Costume http://busk.co/blog/busking-tips-tricks/make-human-statue-costume/ Aurillac Street Festival in France http://busk.co/blog/busking-in/other-cities/aurillac-street-festival-france/ Busking in Copenhagen http://busk.co/blog/busking-in/other-cities/busking-copenhagen/ Busking in Amsterdam http://busk.co/blog/busking-in/other-cities/busking-in-amsterdam/ La Paz, Boliva – TBP journey post http://busk.co/blog/our-journey/la-paz-artists-boliva-tbp-journey/   Are you subscribed on Youtube? If not – Here’s some highlights of this years online work (don’t forget to hit subscribe) Contact Juggling Collaboration Video!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrRpPCK_XqU All the new juggling work in one video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4NE4RHWt0Q All the new Contact Juggling work in one video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZBczLc18lc The coolest mechanical puppets you’ve ever seen: Les Machines! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lkVWNVwaH8 A Hat a Cane and some crazy legs: Clown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQke_I5XJ4 A New Contact Juggling Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWqEzgXvisw Balles Debloques – Thomas and Dawn’s act... read more
Being Yourself

Being Yourself

Professor Adam Grant wrote this essay “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.” But it seems this professor misrepresents, and misunderstands this advice, taking it in the most literal possible meaning. What the professor doesn’t understand is being authentic doesn’t mean saying every sarcastic feeling, or every detail of one’s thoughts. Being authentic means that you – yourself – are capable of being mindful of all the minutia of your own feelings and thoughts, as well as being mindful of your surroundings, and the interactions between them. Being authentic or “being yourself” is really just another word for being fully present, in both mind and body, of all that is happening in any given moment. The fact is, we are never only feeling, thinking or saying only one thing. This means you have a choice of which feeling, thought or words you choose to say. In fact, some of the most authentic people I know say very little and choose their words wisely and precisely because they are giving careful attention to all the details of the moments. My clown classes were the best training in “being yourself”, as it was a place where I had permission to be in my body and within my full range of emotions. My teacher, David McMurray Smith, taught that every clown has a “ring master”, and that the ring master is always present and in control of all impulses and behaviours. This ring master always ensure that you did not hurt anyone, including yourself, no matter what your clown was doing. If you clown was stomping on the floor, your ring master... read more

What People are Saying About Dawn

Since we met Dawn back in 2011, she has been a fundamental part of our planning and outreach. She is the best kind of advisor – someone who’s not afraid to tell you that you’re doing something terrible, when needed, but also who suggests positive solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had. We’ve spent three years getting better and better, and Dawn has played an important part in that. Nick Broad, founder

The Busking Project

Dawn Marie is an incredible instructor and coach. Her class was pack and she still managed to offer an amazing workshop with lots of personal attention. Her class was one of the highlights of the festival and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great coach. Carisa Hendrix, director of Prop Fest Alberta

Dawn is a professional, expert in her field of expertise who made the 2 hour workshop feel like a walk in the park. At the end, everyone felt that they accomplished what looked impossible at the beginning and felt the time just flew by. Joe Nifco

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