Wow Factor Entertainment: Calgary Fire Dancers

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I’m so excited to announce that the fire dance show is growing and expanding in 2014. Fire, LED Light, Glow and Black Light Performances incorporate dance, thrilling stunts, music and specialty costumes to create a beautiful and unique performance and that wow factor your are looking for at your next event. Show can include but is not limited to: fire eating, fire breathing, fire/LED staff, fire/LED hoop, fire/LED poi, fire fans, silk fans, fire acrobatics and fire magic.

4 Different Stage Show Options Available

The Ignite & Excite Fire Show – High Impact Fire Dance
The Lucky Carnival Fire Circus Show – A Family Comedy Fire Show
The Fire & Ice Show – A High Energy, Fun, Modern Fire and LED Dance
The Tribal-Tron Show – A Playful Dance and LED Light Manipulation Show

Themes available: Fire & Ice, Tribal, Modern Contemporary, Cirque Style, Vintage Carnival, Futuristic, Bollywood, Hawaiian and Vegas.

Printable Detail Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz10ADAyainUZ21CU1hDUF9ER1k/edit?usp=sharing

Troupe Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z0npJt4Tfk
Carisa Hendrix Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS5JpIQ8aP0
Carisa Fire for TV: http://www.travelchannel.com/video/fire-eating-101
LED Light Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO8Kn2vieK8

Fun & Colorful Children's Balloon Decor

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Balloon Decor for Children: An Event in Review

Date: December 30th 2013
Theme: 1 Year Old’s Elmo Themed Birthday
Entertainment Services Provides: Balloon Decor
Location: Calgary, AB

Sometimes balloon decor can be such an incredibly satisfying project, and this one absolutely was. We were brought in to do some decor elements for an Elmo themed birthday party and I fully expect I may never see a 1 year old’s birthday that elaborate ever again. We did gumdrop column (pictured bellow), a rainbow garland, some interesting ballon clusters and this really fun ballon wreath (also pictured bellow).

Great Event Theme Idea – New Years in Vegas

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Event in Review

Date: January 11th 2014
Theme: New Years in Vegas
# of Entertainers: 5
Entertainment Services Provides: LED Stage Show, Roving Showgirls & Close-up Magic
Location: Calgary, AB

Last weekend myself Cassandra Bonham and two lovely ladies from Fable Entertainment (Marissa Puff and Amy Senecal came together to put on an amazingly fun show. LED Hoop, Poi and Staff group acts paired with amazing dance choreography left the crowd with that wow-factor we always strive for.

The event was a staff party themed “New Years in Vegas”. There was a flight attendant at the door to welcome guests to fabulous Las Vegas, there were showgirls (us), casino tables and a countdown to midnight (at 7pm). It was such a blast and a truly original idea for a special event theme.

Thank you so much to Lucky Shot who both connected us with the client but also took these amazing image, he is a very talented photographer we were so glad to have the opportunity to work with.

Old Photos Newly Discovered

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I’ve had a ziplock bag of rolls of film in my fridge for over 6 years. Finally we found time to take them in to be developed and find out what was on them. There are not what I expected and sharing these has lead to reconnecting with some old friends who I didn’t even realize I was missing so much.

These images reminded me of experience almost completely forgotten and forced me to ask myself why I remember the specific things I do, and not others. Memory serves the narrative we like best and I’m grateful to have been reminded of that.

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Update: 2013 Edmonton Medieval Dinner Theatre Show

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Wonderful news! The Celtic Hall has decided to bring back the medieval dinner show for a 2013 run. It really is an amazing show perfect for any family for office party and very reasonably priced for what it included. For more information and to get your tickets check out their website at CelticHall.ca

Original Dec 30, 2012 article reposted bellow
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As usual, Christmas was crazy. For us entertainers, the holidays are never the normal sort of insanity the rest of the world experiences; with all the stress about gifts, family, and turkey dinners, no. Christmas season is about doing as many gigs as possible without losing one’s mind.

This year proved to be a lot more fun than I expected since I was asked to be part of a dinner theatre production in Edmonton, Fridays and Saturdays for 4 weekends in December.

Our cast was a team of brilliant and talented variety arts performers and improvers. I can’t tell you how incredibly fun it was to play together in this show. I already miss my little circus family but there are rumours that the run might continue in 2013. Here’s hoping.

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The Actual Video of My Fire Eating World Record

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where Carisa Hendrix set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Lo Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy AIRED THIS CLIP

For a list of media coverage click here.

Note: Fire torch teething refers to a fire-eating stunt which involves using one’s teeth to grip a flaming torch and holding it upright in the mouth without the use of one’s hands. This stunt is considered both dangerous and incredibly difficult. The intense pain from the fire on one’s mouth and teeth plus the inability to breathe throughout the performance of the stunt make this an impressive feat.

The record stood at an impossible 1 minute 32.75 seconds and was achieved by Wendell Gray in Mumbai, India. In training to break his record, I had to work on the trick every day for over a month before flying to Italy in April of 2012 for the chance of a lifetime.

Featured By Metro News

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At 7pm Metro News reporter and photographer Glenn Kelly shows up at the door to shoot an image (see above) for the article he’s working on about my recent feature in the 2014 Guinness World Record Book.

Turns out Glenn and I have a few mutual friends and he’s a major nerd, long story short we invited him to games night so if this article is unusually complementary, you’ll know why. Click here to read the full interview.

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