• Fire Performers at Mercury Opera

    This week we provided fire performers and a stilt walker for the Mercury Opera Alley ‘Oop event. This event was unlike any other I’ve performed for and it was very unique. There were daytime events for the guests all up and down on Stephen Ave in Calgary and then as dusk drew near the always awesome stilt walker Nikolai Smith drew the crowd down the street and into a narrow alley way. Guests saw spectacles along the way as they moved through the alley, a stunning woman in red with a lantern stood mysteriously on a balcony. At the end of the alley was a silent fire show and then the crowd was then drawn into a cove of buildings where several opera singers sung and an orchestra was revealed when the back door of a haul truck was thrust open.

    The sound of the singers radiated through the alley way and the lighting made me wish I’d brought a camera!
    Photo by JT Young.

     

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  • Safire Performing at Calgary’s Sweet City Celebration

    ImageNeed plans for this Friday night in Calgary?
    Calgary 2012 is throwing their Sweet City Celebration at the BMO Event Centre this Friday, May 11th. There will be tons of performers and activities to enjoy.  I’ll be there hooping and welcoming guests to the evenings events.

    “Every momentous movement deserves to be launched in style! Help kick-off a full year of cultural activity with the wildest party of the year. Themes are Looking Back, Calgary Now, Looking Forward – and EVERYONE IS INVITED. Featured guests include The Stampeders performing the Cultural Capital theme song, SWEET CITY WOMAN. And dozens of surprise guests, activities and more: Go-Go Dancers! Superheroes! Bollywood! Luchadors! Food Trucks! Performance Artists! Living Statues! Circus! DJs! Cowboys! Dragons! COME DRESSED TO EXPRESS! 

    Bon, c’est bon!!”

    For more information visit:  http://www.calgary2012.com/

    To grab your ticket visit:  http://sweetcity.eventbrite.ca/?ebtv=C

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  • SaFire’s performing at Calgary’s Premiere of The Hooping Life!

    In February Edmonton got a chance to see the infamous documentary The Hooping Life when Carla Snow of Flowlab and Nina of Infinity Hoop Dance brought the show in town. Now the movie is making it’s way south and showing up in Calgary too! Check out the Facebook event page and save the night of March 22nd to see the screening of this piece of hooping history. In addition to the screening there will be music and performances throughout the evening. Safire will be performing her Multi Hoop Electro Swing act so if you missed it at the Cabin Fever event than now’s your chance!

    Hooping Life: Hula Hoop Movie

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  • 3D Hooping Workshops in Toronto and Ottawa

    Hello Hoopers!

    I’m going to be in in Toronto and Ottawa this April and teaching a 4 hour 3D hooping workshop. This will be my first visit to this area so grab a ticket while you can. In this 4 hour workshop you’ll be introduced to the concept of 3D hooping and explore a series of moves that fit into this category of hoop dance. Flipping the hoop on it’s axis and capturing space using four different techniques include hinges, palm spins, contact flips and arm wraps. The video above has a sample of some of the moves we’ll be covering.

    Registration and additional details can be found here:  Safire 3D Hooping  Workshop

    Much love,
    Safire

     

    Hula Hoop Class and Lessons in Toronto and Ottawa

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  • Photos from Hula Hoop Performance at Cabin Fever!

    Hi Guys!

    The Cabin Fever Electro Swing Event was excellent! A big thanks to James for bringing me in for the show. I did a newer and longer version of my Catgroove routine that now includes some double hoop moves and some more awesome triple hoop moves. Including a double chest roll while knee hooping! That move is by far the hardest one to master but I pulled it off and caught both hoops.  I was a bit worried since I’ve been training at the gym this week and my arms are SO SORE!  Luckily as soon as I get on stage and ready to perform all sense of pain always disappears instantly and rehearsed choreography sets in. I’m looking forward to the next electro swing party and am hoping to put together a new and unique act for that event as well.

    My friend Lucky took some photos of the performance.  Hope you like them!

    Much love,
    Safire


    Safire Hula Hoop Performer Circus Carnival and Children's Entertainment Calgary and Edmonton
    Safire Hula Hoop Performer Circus Carnival and Children's Entertainment Calgary and Edmonton
    Safire Hula Hoop Performer Circus Carnival and Children's Entertainment Calgary and Edmonton
    Safire Hula Hoop Performer Circus Carnival and Children's Entertainment Calgary and Edmonton

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  • Astral Harvest 2012

    The new Astral Harvest website is up!  There will be tons of awesome DJs, performances, workshops and art around the festival. I went last year and had a blast. Not sure if I’ll be able to make it for this year, just got booked in Calgary on the Thursday so it would be a long drive to make up north for this one. We shall see, the party might still call me.  ; )

    Tease yourself with this wicked sampler video from last years festivities.

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  • Performance in Calgary for Electro Swing Night

    Hi guys!

    If you’re in the Calgary area I’ll be doing a performance in Calgary on Saturday night for the Electro Swing: Cabin Fever Event. Check out the Facebook page for more details on the event. I’ll be doing my LED multi hoop act to the oh so excellent Catgroove song by Parov Stelar. It’s an update version of the choreography I did for the Boomfestival in Portugal and will be super fun. Get off the couch and come on down and shake your booty to some excellent tunes.

    Tasty Electro Swing Tunes from These Great DJs:

    Aviax
    vanilladisco
    Come hang out with everyone’s favourite local partymobile, the BassBus!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6478gUBrnUA&w=640&h=360] SaFire’s Facebook Page
    Much love,
    Safire

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  • Hoop Path Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

    Hula Hoop Workshop and ClassesBaxter of the Hoop Path will be doing workshops in Calgary and Edmonton Next Month. If you have never taken a workshop with Baxter I would strongly recommend it. His style of instruction is unlike any other that I have experienced. He truly guides you though a journey over the course of three days and you’ll discover things about your hooping that you may never have encountered on your own. I always walk away from his classes with a renewed perspective on hoop dance and on my personal practice. I’ve decided to give his workshop a try with 2 hoops this time to see if I can break through some barriers and limitations I have with twins. I’ll let you know how things go. Check out the Hoop Path website for tickets, he’ll be in Calgary the weekend of February 24th – 26th and in Edmonton March 2nd – 4th.

    Much love,
    Safire

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