Stay tuned for more information about Symposium 2023!

Bloomington, IN

Dear FlowMotion family,

After much soul-searching, I have decided to cancel FlowMotion Symposium 2022. When I truly considered what it would mean for all of us to hold an indoor masked event for three days, with people visiting from around the country, that was just too much to ask of all of us. 

Each of you has been a stalwart companion to me and the mission over the years, and my heart is full of gratitude while at the same time it is breaking. I’ve considered multiple other alternatives, and none of them are in alignment with my personal mission or what I think would serve our community at this time. There were so many factors involved with this decision; I won’t bore you with the minutiae, but know that I consulted with so many folks in our circle and other local stakeholders who have supported our efforts over the years. They all agreed that the risk — both to the health of our community and to the long-term future of FlowMotion — was just too great to proceed as planned. 

I am dreaming about what’s next, and I sense that all of us as artists are going to have big dreams that we are going to bring into the world when the time is right. Please keep playing, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.  

Always, your Fearless Ringleader and friend,


Join us for a unique experience at FlowMotion Symposium in 2023

Imagine a place where you have the freedom to reinvent your way of learning, an environment that celebrates joyous, intentional play.  A space designed for growth, connection and fellowship. Join us for a weekend retreat where you can meet like-minded people who respect individuality while honoring conscious connection. A retreat; not away from daily life, but towards integration, and wholeness. Whether you come for top notch professional instruction offered by our instructors, or simply to listen to great music and enjoy the spectacle of amazing performers, you belong here.

FlowMotion Symposium “Invention” is a metropolitan cirque and movement arts conference and performance weekend curated for those who seek an educational yet fun-filled learning environment.

This unique retreat provides new and exciting opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels! Come for aerial, acro, circus and juggling curricula, and stay for the performances, group discussions plus exciting live music and fire dancing!

Our event features nightly performances, guaranteed to stun and amaze. Night Owl? Enjoy Glow and Flow Dance parties, jams and special soirees.

A Space for Learning

Our main venue, the Monroe Convention Center, offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of indoor workshop space! Your Full event pass includes all performances, all workshops, and the nightly music & fire circles!

Performances, Art & Talented Instructors​

Our event features vetted instructors that offer class modules curated for all levels of learning. Enjoy beautiful and playful art installations and of course, top notch performers from across the country.

Hotel "flow-tel" Accommodations

Our Hotel this year is the Courtyard Marriott, which is attached to the Monroe Convention Center via a covered breezeway. Enjoy your retreat weekend with all the comforts you have come to expect from a FlowMotion event.


Madame Grey's Cirkus Returns!

Don’t miss our main event Saturday night!

Madame Grey is an old soul who’s young at heart (and she never met a juggler she didn’t like) Equal parts vaudeville and cirkus queen, with a touch of modern sass.

What does the Madame have in store for you? An evening of pure entertainment, featuring the dangerous, the hilarious and the best the cirque community has to offer- with performers both local and far-flung coming together to make this one-of-a-kind high-flying mind-defying skill show!

2023 Dates & Details TBD!

Symposium "Invention" is walking distance to downtown Bloomington, where you can find sweet treats, great eats and shopping while you are staying in Bloomington. The Fire Circle is just steps out side the hotel entrance as well!

Our mission: to connect students to teachers and performers to stages. Whether you want to learn skills, perform your craft or participate as an audience member, Symposium has something for everyone to enjoy.

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