Posts Tagged “UV/LED Tools”

Blacklight Veils

Veils are beautifully-draped, flexible coverings that flow to the desires of the wearer, whether wrapped like silk or projected high in the air. They are UV-Reactive and thus create a lovely ethereal glow, as well as having colorful patterns. Thank you to Andrea Mattson-McGaffey for creating these veils.

Multiple UV flag dancers in action on stage. orange blue and yellow flags

Blacklight Flagging

The art of flagging dance, often called flag spinning, flag dancing, or rag spinning, but more commonly referred to as flagging, is the undulation, spinning and waving of flags in a rhythmic fashion to music. Practitioners of this form of performance art and dance are usually referred to as “flaggers” and “flag dancers” The added […]

goofy old time circus performer with buugeng


Buugeng can be translated as martial arts illusion, and were created by Dai Zaobab who owns the trademark. He created this name from three Japanese words. The “buu” comes from bujyutsu (martial arts), referring to the similarities between martial arts and the curves and circular nature of the Buugeng itself as well as the movements […]

Iso / Mini Hoops

Isolation Hoops are close in kin to the hula hoop. These are smaller hoops which usually come in pairs. The smaller diameter of these hoops has many manipulation and visual advantages. The pioneer of isolation hooping is an American-born, world-famous juggler by the name of Michael Moschen (Recognized by the McCarthur Foundation with the prestigious […]


The hoop gained international popularity in the late 1950s when a plastic version was successfully marketed by California’s Wham-O toy company. In 1957, Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin, starting with the idea of Australian bamboo “exercise hoops”, manufactured 1.06 metre (42 in) hoops with Marlex plastic. During this period, the hula hoop craze swept […]


Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand where it is still practiced today. Poi has also gained a following in many other countries. The expansion of poi culture has led to a significant evolution of the styles practiced, the tools used, the definition of the word “poi” and an involved global community. The Internet […]

Clubs & Swing Torches

The swinging torch or swinging club is in a similar fashion to poi spinning, only the chain is a solid shaft. This tool differs from a juggling torch only slightly in shape and weight. Swinging torches as one swings poi gives the torches a slightly different effect seeming a bit more rigid in motion and […]

Juggling Torches

Juggling torches are perhaps the most recognized of the fire performance props when used for juggling. Everyone has seen them, perhaps at the circus, the county fair or amusement park. Torches have been for many their very first glimpse of the fire arts as they are a staple of basic circus repertoire. A fire torch […]