• Calgary Party Entertainment – Sweet City Celebrations

    Last night was the evening filled with Calgary Party Entertainment at the Calgary 2012’s Sweet City Celebrations event. It was a massive party held at the BMO Centre. The party was in celebration of Calgary being named the Cultural Capital of the World for 2012.  I’ve found a few great photo streams from the event on Flickr if you missed the party and what to see what it was all about.  Check out the photos from the Stampede Promotion Committee and Jame’s Set to see how wild this party was! It was packed with Go-Go Dancers, Superheroes, Bollywood, Luchadors, Food Trucks, Living Statues, Circus artists, DJs, Cowboys, Dragons and amazing light and sound equipment.  The event included over 150 performance artists!

    I performed roving entertainment for the line ups, the lobby area and the VIP guests upstairs before the doors opened to the event, welcoming guests to the evening and creating smiles during the wait. Here’s a few photos from the evening.


    Safire Calgary Hula Hooper Sweet City

    Here’s Dan the One Man Band and I livening up the line up for guests!

    Photo by James

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    Calgary Party Entertainment for Sweet City Celebrations

    Photos by Stampede Promotion Committee

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  • Edmonton Entertainment at Taboo

    Hi Guys!

    A few weeks ago I performed at the Edmonton Taboo and I gotta say, it was an absolute blast! Taboo is an event run by CanWest Productions, it brings together retailers for sexy products, workshops on sexuality and provides stage entertainment throughout the night. I performed several roving characters as well as a 20 minute stage act as a Russian Sex Education Teacher. It was a great time! I especially loved when after the show people asked me “How long have you been in Canada?” and “How many languages do you speak?” It took every ounce of strength not to tell them that no, I’m not actually Russian. The attendee who asked how many languages I speak was EXTRA confused when in a thick Russian accent I casually replied, “Only one, is English.”

    Taboo had other fun performers like Joe Francis an amazing comedy hypnotist, Roxy Diva as the Master of Ceremonies for the main stage, and the sweet and talented Lindsay Istace.

    Here’s a few photos from the event taken by Christopher Peel. If you’ve never been to Taboo I suggest you check out the CanWest Productions website, they run it every year all across Western Canada and in Winnipeg.


    Edmonton Entertainment
    Edmonton Entertainment
    Edmonton Entertainment

    Edmonton Entertainment – Stilt walkers, jugglers, hula hoopers and more!

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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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  • 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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  • Prop Rock a Huge Success!

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    Prop Rock brought together spinners and jugglers of all kinds for an evening performance showcase followed by a slammin’ dance party with excellent DJ’s. This event was the first of its kind in the Alberta spinning scene but is sure not to be the last. A big thanks to Carla Snow of Flowlab.ca for hosting this event.

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  • Safire’s Back in Canada with New Acts and Roving Characters

    Hello world!

    It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here, as some of you know I’ve spend most of 2010 and 2011 traveling around the globe teaching and performing hoop dance. Some of my favourite highlights were performing at the open stage at the European Juggling Convention in Munich, Germany, performing for children in schools in Bali, Indonesia and seeing Zaia, a Cirque Du Soleil production in Macao. Overall my favourite part of the journey was getting the opportunity to meet follower circus and fire performers as well as see the shows that they have created. I must say that I have been incredibly inspired! Some of the performances I saw left my jaw completely dropped and honestly left me with the thought of “I need to rehearse more.” That being said, I am excited to be back in Canada and performing again. I’ve moved into a new place with a large living room studio and will be exploring with all this new knowledge and experience to create even cleaner shows than I have before. I’m loving me new home and the space to work creatively to create specialize roving characters and unique costumes for my shows.

    My New Circus Studio in Calgary
    Finally a living room that is hoop friendly! Looking forward to posting some new videos too!

    Much love,
    SaFire

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