IJA Tricks of the Month by Aileen Lawlor | Contact Staff

My name is Aileen Lawlor, and I live in Oakland, California & Esteli, Nicaragua. I began exploring contact staff in 2006, and my journey with the prop encouraged me to study different forms of movement. I teach contact staff online and in group classes in the Bay Area of California. I have spent the majority of the last 5 years in Nicaragua sharing my experience of fire & flow arts to vulnerable youth and fellow artists.

This video is shot at El Nido de las Artes, a social circus community center in the northern Nicaraguan town of Esteli. This video is a homage to my time there, and to all of the artists that have come through El Nido to share memories, skills, and contributed to making the space a safe & beautiful place for the kids & budding artists of the neighborhood.

Filmed by Adilson Briones of Reflejo Films: https://www.instagram.com/adilsonbriones/
Aileen’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/aileenbean
Aileen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aileen.lawlor/
El Nido Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elnidodelasartes/

Staves used in video:
www.flowtoys.com (promo code AILEEN11)
wizardofflow.com (promo code AILEEN)

The IJA actively searches out the best juggling talent around the world to make awesome videos for your viewing pleasure. Get ready to be inspired.IJA Tricks of the Month are organized by Jorge Vilchis, Erin Stephens and Lucas Adverse.

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