Performing at Cascadia July 13-16

Tickets on sale now at CascadiaNW.com
Performance schedule TBA. Can't wait!! 🤣


We Built Black Rock City out of Dust & Dreams

Flashback to August 2003
location: Black Rock City
population: 4 1/3

Good old nostalgia. I imagine very few people who know me today have any idea that I worked for Burning Man for 6 years as a DPW Project Manager doing the survey, signs, fence, spires, and DPW dispatch. I was also the liaison between DPW and the Artery or art dept. working with Crimson Rose seeing to getting all the major art installation builders their heavy machinery needs plus I did the same for the pyro team the day of the burn as well (The Man.. Saturday starting at 7am). My radio handle was "OutLaw" because Asraiya was too soft sounding to grab my attention especially if I was driving the bobcat which I would do whenever I had nothing else to do because my crew wouldn't need supervision. I was good at finding folk's strengths and utilizing them. So good in fact that I would delegate all my duties and then look for something else new to take on hence the many subtitles and liaison positions and extra skills. I was damn efficient and most of all trust worthy and respectable! We all were. I miss us. RIP Shooter, Jeff Thomas, Stevie.

Asraiya on the playa in 1999
(side profile posing because the other side of my face was burned while fire spinning)


Let my inspiration FLOW!

FLOW is not when you submit to circumstance allowing yourselves to be manipulated by your environment, as in "go with the flow" meaning to float downstream.. the stream leads to the ocean and humans don't have fins, instead they have a calling. What we speak of as FLOW is rather when you resist, like the walls of a canyon, you actively take part in the art of existence.

FLOW Artist ~
Individuals who practice prop manipulation skills such as a hula hoops, poi, batons, ribbons, or contact balls similar to juggling but concentrating causes a meditative state known as "flow" where the tools become extensions of their body demonstrating the golden mean. A human can even BE the object in partner work as in acro-balance, foot juggling, or trampoline. Flow Arts is an ever growing field of possibility, to not lose hope. As above, so below. 


Appearing in the 3rd annual Seattle FLOW Showcase ~

• Chryseph - contact poi
• Lyrik Allure - acro/burlesque
• Grim Nonsense - poi
• Nicole Sanchez - hoops
• Patrick McNiece - contact poi
• Thomas - partner acrobatics
• Stephanie Little - hooper
• Mikal James Kruse - contact staff
• Michelle Senechal - nunchucks
• GemStar & AcroNym - acro balance
• Asraiya On Fire - buugeng, tristaff, & MC

Plus DJ sets by DYR is Colleen Burns!!

21+ June 8th @ Substation - 
645 NW 45th St Seattle, WA 98107 
doors 8:30pm, show 9pm, dance party/flow jam 10:30pm

"Let my inspiration flow, in token rhyme suggesting rhythm
That will not forsake me, till my tale is told and done.  
Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell? I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance." 
~ Robert Hunter