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!
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.
This year based on her fire hula hooping skills, Safire brought home the “Fire Hooper of the Year” award from Hooping.org for her skills in the art of fire hoop dance. Most known for her combination of hoop dance and traditional multi hooping, Safire’s triple fire hoop act has been seen across the globe. With an impressive 15 balls of fire whirling around her body at once, Safire has worked hard to achieve this year’s award. Read more about the Hoopies at Hooping.org. In previous years Safire has also won a Hoopie for ‘Hoop Video of the Year’ for her video Love the Process as well as ‘Hoop Instructor of the Year’ for her series of hoop tutorials on YouTube.
If you’re planning an event for this year’s stampede why not bring in some stampede performers. We can book out country and cowboy themed entertainers. Bring in a roving character for your pancake breakfast to liven’ up guests throughout the day! Characters like jugglers, stilt walkers, hula hoopers, contortionists, bands and DJs make a great addition to any event. Organizing events during Stampede week can a taxing, give us a call and we can take care of all your entertainment needs. We can also book out caricature artists, fortune tellers, balloon artists, and many more!
Country Themed Stampede Performers
Entertainment for Family Events and Pancake Breakfasts
Just got home from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Snowflake Gala. The event was amazing! This year’s theme was Circus Carnival and they were keen to have a fire performer for the event. Safire Dance provided roving Fire Eating as well as a stage fire show before the evening’s dinner began. We also brought to the events festivities Juggling, LED Hula Hooping, stilt walking and balloon twisting! I’ll have some pictures and video up from the event in a few days.
One of the evening’s highlights for me was getting to perform inside a circus ring on the main stage! The decor at the Shaw Conference Center was phenomenal!
While attending aerial classes through FireFly Theatre I stayed with some friends in Edmonton. One of those friends is the lovely Amberlynn Walker; a talented freakshow performer from Insane-Entertainment. Amber is quite the creative muse, she’s always full of ideas and will have many projects on the go at once. She has many artistic skills including but not limited to painting, costume design, performance and photography. Here’s a few photos we captured the other day in her studio called The “Where” House. If you’d ever like to learn how to fire eat, her boyfriend Ryan Stock offers professional fire eating courses through their studio. Check out their website at Insane-Entertainment for more information, or watch his Facebook page Stock at Large to keep in touch about when another workshop will happen.
A fun filled Christmas party was celebrate last weekend with Safire’s Family show, a roving stilt walking and two balloon twisters! We snapped some photos during the event including these too shots with Safire. The first Christmas party photobooth image has Safire and one of the guests, the other has Safire and someone else! Can you guess who it is? Where did he go??
What is a photobooth you might ask? It’s an opportunity for your guests to take home memories of your event. Costumes and accessories are provided based on your event theme and guests get the chance to dress up and capture the moment. Check out what kind of photos can be created Funny Photo Booth Photos.
Learning to be an aerialist is proving to be one my hardest challenges to date. For the past few weeks I’ve been up in Edmonton taking training from FireFly Theatre. I took several aerial classes from them years ago in 2008 when they were using space in a gymnastic studio and boy is their new studio space amazing!!
The classes have been a huge challenge for me both mentally and physically but thankfully all the teachers are spectacular and the energy there is really positive and uplifting. If I’m struggling with a move there is undoubtably always someone there to cheer me on. Everyone in each class is so supportive of each other and I’m sad to already be half way through the 6 week courses. I don’t really know what my plans are with aerial or if I’ll ever feel that I’m good enough to perform. I’m trying to live by my own advice and “love the process”; to focus on enjoying the experience of this new challenge without placing expectations on my progress.
If you ever get the desire to tone up and turn upside down, go see FireFly and sign up for some classes!
In October I provided roving and stage trade show entertainment for the Calgary Tattoo Festival. Here’s more photos from my show at this year’s Calgary Tattoo Festival. These images were captured by Elizabeth Joyal. In addition to fires shows I also provided roving stilt walking and roving hula hooping to help entertain guests on the trade show floor. My favorite was definitely the roving hula hooping as I was able to perform for people who were actually getting tattooed. Many of them were very thankful and smiled at the opportunity to enjoy a fun distraction from the physical feeling of being tattooed.
Trade Show Entertainment at the Calgary Tattoo Festival
Had a great time this Saturday providing Halloween party entertainment in Edmonton. The guests were all dressed up and excited to enjoy a night of dancing, music and entertainment. I provided roving stilt walking as guests arrived, a comedy show before dinner and roving contact juggling after dinner. For more information about our Halloween shows and characters be sure to also check out Safire’s performance video from Fright Nights in Vancouver.