Circlesanity | Sasha Savranska

Circlesanity | Sasha Savranska
Pickerington, Ohio


“You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity”

Hi hooper! My name is Sasha, but some of you may know me as Circlesanity 🙂 I’ve been hooping for a little over 3 years! I’ve also dabbled with other props such as silk fans and levitation wands, but hula hoops without a doubt have my heart forever 🙂 I hope to inspire others in the same way that I was inspired, and to spread the joy and love of hooping for as long, and as far as I can. <3

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Flow Journey

When did you begin your journey into the flow arts, and how were you inspired to start?
    One video. Just one video changed my life. While scrolling through Facebook one day, I came across a video of a girl hooping with an led hoop. My jaw dropped as I have never seen anything like it before (in fact I’ve never seen hooping before that in general). Her movements were so graceful, and the pretty lights just made it all so much better! At that moment I knew that it would be something I had to try. I felt such a strong connection and urge to do it, like nothing I’ve ever felt before. And as soon as I had a hoop in my hand, I was addicted! To think that the circumstances of that day would have been different, I might of never seen that video, which means I wouldn’t have found out about hooping ( to me that’s a very scary thought ). It’s crazy how much influence social media has on us. And that’s exactly why I hope to inspire others in the same way 🙂
What do you love about the experience of performing?
    I hope to expand my experience with performing in the near future, since I’ve only done it a few of times. But when I did it was the most exhilarating feeling! I found myself in a different state of flow, and it’s always a nice change. It gives me a different perspective on things and helps me learn and grow from the experience. Also, It’s always really fun to see people who haven’t seen hooping before, because to them it’s like magic! A lot of times people will have so many questions about it, and I always get super excited to answer them! 🙂
How has being a part of the flow community touched your life? How can the flow community make an impact and how do you see yourself being a part of it?
    Being a part of the flow community has touched my life in so many different and positive ways. I’ve made so many wonderful connections and friendships that I cherish with all my heart. I’ve never truly felt the acceptance and love that the flow community has to offer until I became a part of it. There are literally thousands and thousands of flow artists with so many diverse styles, and seeing them all being so welcoming, encouraging and inspiring makes my heart so full! I especially love to watch the progress that a flow artists can make. Even though one persons flow may carry similarities to another persons flow, the individual styles people develop always blow me away. It’s so amazing to be able to share the same passion with so many people while inspiring and learning from each other! No matter who you are or where you’re from, you will always find that bond and connect with others because of flow arts.
What advice would you give to someone just starting their flow journey? Which tutorials or guiding principles helped you along the way?
    Do what feels good! Do what makes you happy! Don’t compare your flow to anyone else’s, just enjoy the ride 🙂 if you start feeling frustrated with a trick, don’t force yourself, and just come back to it later. We all learn at a different pace, and we all always have something to contribute to the community, whether it’s a new trick, or just showing support to your fellow hoopers 🙂 Learn every tricks in both directions! Also when starting out, get more than just one hoop! I always recommend getting at least 2 or 3. Big and small. You never know what kind of style might fit you best. I know hoopers that started with a big hoop for on body only to realize they like small hoops and trick flow better. And vise versa.
Where do you aim to hone your skills in 2017? Have you taken on any new props or specialties recently?
    I recently told myself that I’d like to have more dance in my flow. I love doing tricks, but I’d also love to add more movement to my body 🙂

Background

What are your main props/specialties?
    My two top favorites are definitely hoops and silk veil fans. Hoops will forever be my #1 prop , but I love them both so much for many different reasons.
Is there a particular aspect about the hooping or flow community that you’re passionate about? How do you envision your influence?
    There are so many different aspects in the flow community that I am passionate about ! The feeling of love and acceptance is indescribable. But I especially love being a part of the online flow community. For the longest time I didn't realize just how helpful the online flow community was. When I started hooping I didn't exactly have the proper knowledge of what I needed, that's why I absolutely love to help any hoopers that are trying to find exactly what they need in the beginning of their flow journey. There are so many different people and resources online that can be so helpful, especially for someone who is only starting out.
In a nutshell, how would you describe your unique style of flow? Are there artists or dance styles that you take inspiration from?
    I love trick flow the most. I love making my movements go along with the beat. But my flow also greatly depends on my mood. For example if I'm feeling happy and energetic, ill flow fast and do a lot of tricks. compared to if I'm feeling down or relaxed I'll usually stick to slower flow and on body hooping.
Where do you like to practice the most?
    My deck is my favorite place to practice! I love having a glass door behind me that I can use as a mirror when practicing new tricks. I also love having a flat surface which I can go barefoot on. It makes me feel much more connected to my flow and fuels my inspiration! Of course when it's winter time you can usually find me practicing inside the house. But if there is a warm day I'll usually take advantage of it and practice outside.
Do you have any flow related personal successes that you’d like to share?
    In October of 2016 a couple of my videos went viral on Instagram, collectively gaining over 4 million views after being reposted by various dance/art accounts 🙂

Community Involvement

Are you a part of a troupe or performance group?
    not currently
Do you teach, mentor or create tutorials?
    I love to teach whenever I'm presented with the opportunity to do so!! I also really like to make tutorials and have a few on my Instagram!
Are you a part of a flow community or flow meet-up? Are there any local flow gatherings near you?
    There is a weekly flow jam in my city, but unfortunately my schedule hasn't allowed me to attend in the last few months.
Are you one of the community members that helps to organize any of these events? Do you want to share details of how you take a leading or participatory role?
    I hope to organize more local flow events in the near future.

Find Me

At which festivals/events/retreats can you be found in 2017?
    I do not currently have anything set in stone except for a couple of local music and arts festivals, but to attend electric forest would be an absolute dream come true! I'm hoping to make that dream a reality in 2018.
Are you an active performer?
    I’ve only recently started being interested in performing:) My goal for the next year is to become more comfortable with it and hopefully make it a regular part of my life !

Tutorials

Hook Wedgie Tutorial




Hug Smear Tutorial




Videos

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✨🔥 Happy #flowartsfriday 🔥✨ obsessing over these fans as per usual 💛 Thankful for the flow they bring out of me ✨



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