David Beshara

Base

Name

David Beshara

Type of Artist

Spins Flags

Tell us a little about yourself

Started twirling in 1999 and fell in love with it. its a more personal thing for me and would rather be in a lit corner of the dance floor than onstage.

Location

Boston MA

Region

Other

My History

How would you describe yourself as a flagger?

easygoing.  Happy, 

What is it about flagging that you enjoy the most?

That would be something you can ask me if we meet.

How long have you been flagging? How did you get started?

since 1999 as a child seeing my grandfather dancing with swords

What was your first flagging experience?

it wasn’t really flagging but the movements were similar.  I was very young and at a family wedding my grandfather and his friend were dancing with swords.  the movements were similar.

What was one of your best flagging experiences?

learning.  and I am still having those experiences 

Who has inspired or taught you?

everyone who I have flagged with.

What was one of your wildest or craziest flagging experiences?

not sure I have had one yet.

Do you make your own sets? Can you describe what kind you make?

er, rectangular?

Where do you often like to flag?

with people who are fanning or dancing.

What are your favorite types of flags to work with, and why?

a soft nylon fiber lame, nylon pfd in steamy rooms, silk when cool and dry, all three are my favorites. poly almost never unless in a silk essence weave.

I like the feel of the fabric on my skin.  Having a buzz cut well lets say I occasionally wind up with a turban.

What are your favorite flagging quotes?

I unfortunately dont retain great lines.

What advice do you give to beginning flaggers?

patience and understand the mechanics of the movements so they become so second nature that you dont have to think about them anymore, you eventually just move.  Like transcendental meditation.  you start out with a deliberate chat and eventually you get taken somewhere else.

What nice/unusual comment has anyone said to you while flagging?

You look like an Angle.  

a friend who passed several years ago, after telling me that I looked very effeminate flagging, later as I improved, told me I looked like an angel.  

Do you have an ultimate flagging experience that you would like to achieve, but have not yet?

hopefully there will be no ultimate I will continue to have newer and unique experiences each time I flag.

Do you have a wish for what happens to your flags after you leave this world?

Wow I never thought about what to do with them,  what a sobering question.

What are your favorite songs to flag to?

120-128 beat per minute happy pretty vocals.