February2013

  • Fort McMurray Entertainer at Winterplay

    Winterplay Festival

    Tonight I had an excellent time providing a fire performance at Fort McMurray’s Winterplay Festival. It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a show in Fort Mac and it felt great to share my growth and skills as a fire dancer to my hometown. The event brought hundreds of people down to the Snye river where giant ice skating ranks were set up for guests to skate on while sipping hot chocolate and listening to great music. I provided two fire performances with fire eating, fire poi and fire hula hooping and did my final show just before a massive fireworks display. Other great features of the night included professional figure skaters!!

    I couldn’t help but mention to one of the figure skaters backstage, “OMG! What you do scares me, all the ice, I’d be so scared of hurting myself.” She laughs. “Oh you’re hilarious,” she says and turns to her skating partner, “she just told me she thinks what we do is scary. What about you?” She mentions, “you could burn yourself with all that fire!” We had a good giggle as we stretched and continued to warm up before our sets.

    I’ll try to get some photos and/or videos posted tomorrow after my morning flight back to Calgary. This weekend will be a busy one but looks like it will be another fun-filled weekend!

    Winterplay Festival Fireworks and Fire Show

    The evening included an epic fireworks display!

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  • Hula Hoop Lesson: February 2013

    Keep Both Hands on the Hoop!

    This month’s hula hoop lesson is to challenge yourself to keep BOTH hands on the hoop the ENTIRE time you are hooping! It may sound easy enough but give yourself a minute or two and you’ll discover how difficult it is not to fall into your regular hooping patterns. Check out Safire’s video below for inspiration.

    Also be sure to keep in touch with our Monthly Hoop Challenges on Hoop City to find new ways to challenge and explore your hoop dance practice.

    Hula Hoop Lesson: Challenge yourself to keep BOTH hands on!

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  • Learn fire twirling at Spin Out

    Get yourself ready for another EPIC year! Learn fire twirling at Spin Out 2013!! This event is going to be an absolutely blast. With a new location near Sundre, Alberta. With bigger indoor space to play, fully catered, and with cozy cabins, this event is the place to be for prop manipulators across Alberta!

    Grab your ticket today, while they still last! www.spinoutevents.com

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    Learn fire twirling, run away to the circus and hang out with great people at this year’s Spin Out Fire Festival!

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  • Fire Dancer with Three Fire Hula Hoops

    Safire’s skills as a fire dancer have increased dramatically over the years as she pushes and challenges the limits of contemporary fire dance. At first a single fire hoop seemed impossible, and then perhaps could two fire hoops be possible? Now after years of training, three fire hoops at once is in fact possible!  She finally got the chance to try tipple fire hooping for the first time at Hoop Convergence 2010 using Synnergy Fire Hoops. Check out this video on YouTube to see Safire’s very first time Triple Fire Hooping.

    The video below was capture in the Fall of 2012.

    Safire’s signature Triple Fire Hoop Act

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    Watch the video on YouTube!

     

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