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!