Client: Brooks Medieval Fair
Skills: Stilt Walking & Poi Spinning
Date: July 11 & 12, 2012
Thank you to the Brooks Medieval Fair for having us!
Thank you to the Brooks Medieval Fair for having us!
It’s been a busy couple months for circus in Calgary. Lots of people looking to bring the thrill of the circus to their events and festivals. I’ve had the chance to perform the following acts:
★ Fire Eating & Fire Manipulation
★ Stilt Walking
★ Kids Circus Workshops
★ Bare Foot Glass Walking
★ Blade Swallowing
★ Block Head
★ Angle Grinder
★ and Fire Dancing
Thank you so much to all the amazing organizers that worked so hard on these events, you guys made my month.
Here are some fun photos that feature my circus costumes. Fancy 🙂
Last week I was invited to come perform for a day camp group. After a fun 20 minute show we did an hour long circus workshop and all the kids were so cute and well behaved I was in shock.
Interested in booking a circus workshop for your event? Check out KidsCircusWorkshops.com for more information on getting us into you school, daycare or festival
I had such a blast, I didn’t even put in the stuff from the strip club.
Ryan Stock’ and AmberLynn Walker are two incredible Edmonton based entertainers. Really knowledgable, pros how put on an amazing show every time. Hanging out with them and a few of the best Calgary entertainers I know was the highlight of my year.
We find this same issue everywhere. From catering to comedy. From marketing to music. From education to entertainment.
Some people are very busy, and others struggle for gigs. What can be really frustrating is that it’s not always the most talented, most experienced or most well connected who are the busiest. So what is it? Lucky? Nepotism? Black Magic?
Well, maybe a little.
But experts will tell you, the people who are busiest in their fields are often the ones who market themselves and promote their personal brand the most effectively. And in our modern world, that means a multi-pronged, multi-media approach to selling yourself as a performer.
Whatever your style of performance, be you Magician, Fire Dancer, Aerialist or whatever, we hope you will find at least some of the points in this 3 part article series helpful. OK, let’s get into it.
The three most important elements that will help you get gigs online.
We’ve all heard that Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and blogs are an effective way to get new eyeballs to your site. However, many of us forget to update or don’t put the time into creating attractive banners and backgrounds.
It’s not enough to just have a social network, you should aim to provide your followers with new content, maintain good web edict and put the time into making them look “real purdy”.
In the age of social media do we need a website at all. YES!
Facebook and Tumblr are becoming an excuse to not spend the time and money on a dedicated performance site. Here’s something to consider:
Yellow pages are on the decline except for use as booster seat. People are going Googling for the things they are want. A well dressed website will set you apart as one of the bigger, better fishes in the Google sea and without the design restrictions of social platforms you can represent your personal brand in the most effective way possible.
Just like in the real world, your online self needs a home to call your own. Not only will a well designed site help establish your professionalism, it can also be optimized to pull in a serious qualified search engine’s traffic.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the buzz of all web marketing circles. The way people talk about it sometimes can feel overwhelming and a bit scam-y, but it is an important part of creating a web presence and drawing in new traffic to your site.
Firstly, a quick definition. SEO is simply the process of making a site more visible or higher ranking on various search engines, Google being the usual focus.
This is important because many people search for entertainers via these engines and most will only click through the first few sites until they find what they are looking for. According to data from the Chitika network, the #1 search result will get twice as many click throughs as the second on average.
So what can you do? Here is a quick and dirty list of effective ways to boost SEO:
Start Tuned for Part 2 “Doing it IRL” coming out next week and feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments below.
This article was created with the help and expertise of marketing experts and very savvy professional entertainers, you know who you are, thank you.
Originally posted at Firepedia
Performed by Alexandra Savina and Directed by Taras Pozdnyakov this video has inspired me over and over since it was shown to me by Julia at Mad skills Vancouver. Beautiful dance movements and a hoop performance with juggling patterns. Brilliant.
There is a very fun event organized by fashion designer Danika Demonika Challand called Demonika’s Symphony of Horrors and I am a huge fan.
I have had the honor of performing at almost every single one of their event and for this particular event I ate fire with a post apocalyptic style.
In the summer of 2009 SaFire and I toured Canada as the Nimble Twins. We had a blast doing street shows, as exhausting as it was, and ended up with some hilarious vlogs to show for it. Here they are for your enjoyment.
#1 “Let’s Go” posted Jul 25, 2009
#2 “Meeka Gets a Bath” posted Jul 26, 2009
#3 “Magic Lemonade” posted Jul 27, 2009
#4 “How we Met” posted Jul 27, 2009
#5 “I’m like a Bug” posted Jul 29, 2009
#6 “No Rules” posted Jul 30, 2009
#7 “3D Tetris” posted Jul 31, 2009
#8 “WTF Juice” posted Aug 1, 2009
#9 “Too Many Pancakes!” posted Aug 2, 2009
Us on SXE Phil time code 0:27
Fan Dance is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, contemporary or classic Cultural Fans.
It can be performed quite safety, with a fire permit and is appropriate for many themes and event styles including circus theme, carnival, medieval, Mardi Gras and Arabian Nights.
It can be performed quite safety indoors with a fire permit and is appropriate for many themes and event styles including circus theme, carnival, medieval, Mardi Gras and Arabian Nights.
Hoop Dance is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, or Contemporary Hoop.
Staff Spinning is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, Contemporary or classic Cultural Staff.
A large variety of characters are available and we are always happy to custom design something for your event. Just ask.