We provided a fun and upbeat fire show for Enmax’s annual stampede entertainment party. the event brings together staff for a night of fun filled activities. The event also included fortune tellers, caricature artists, tasty snacks and a live band. Andrew Bolton captured some great photos of the event and even captured a few shots of the fire show. Here are my favourite photos that he captured! Yes… I know, I look like I’m about to take off in the Triple Fire Hooping photo. ; )
Howdy Cow poke! The Calgary Stampede has officially started up and we’re all revved up for the party! Cowgirl themed Clowns, Hula Hoopers, Stilt Walkers, Southern Bells and more! Bring in some variety artists for your Pancake Breakfast Entertainment!
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.”
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.
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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Need 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/
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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!
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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.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrNk6p6zK5Y&version=3&hl=en_US] Read More »