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Fire Eating at the Distillery in Calgary

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Performance: Fire Eating Performance
Client: Danika Demonika Challand
Skills: Fire Eating, Dance
Date: March 30, 2012

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.

Nimble Twins, Blast from the Past

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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

Glossary of Skills & Acts

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[staff name=”Angle Grinder” position=”Fire Arts & Sideshow Stunt ” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/imgres-150×150.jpeg”] The spinning blade of a power tool comes dangerously close to vital parts as the dancer grinds metal plates on the body producing an incredible spray of bright sparks.

    • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]3-5 minute Act[/div]
    • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Act to Music[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Balloon Artist” position=”Roving Style Act” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ballons-150×150.jpg”] A Balloon artist can add wonderful fun to any event. Children have the opportunity of asking for a customized toy made specially for them in front right before their very eyes. There is magic in the act of watching a balloon take shape and life.

      • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]Rates are hourly[/div]
      • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Themed balloon sets including zoo, space, princess & fairy, dinosaurs, super heros and medieval. [/div]
      • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]Adult themed ballons are available upon request[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Blade Swallowing” position=”Magic Trick & Sideshow Stunt ” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/blade-150×150.jpg”] Imagine a girl on stage with an unopened pack of sharp razor blades. An audience member inspects the blades carefully before the entertainer proceeds to swallow each blade. It is a thrilling and amazing act.

        • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]10-15 minute Act[/div]
        • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Block Head” position=”Sideshow Stunt ” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/33523_415579116435_525940_n-150×150.jpeg”] Block head is a dangerous and classic act of the old circus sideshow where nails, pins or spicks are forcibly shoved into the skull via the nasal cavity. It is a challenge to watch but once you do you can’t look away. It’s weird, gross and some have said entrancing act.

          • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]10-15 minute Act[/div]
          • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Fan Dance” position=”With Fire, Glow, Cultural or Contemporary” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/fire-fan-150×150.jpg”] A fan dance is a dance performed with one or more fans. This form has been adapted in various countries. The Korean fan dance, for example, evolved from Joseon Dynasty court dances and remains a popular form of traditional Korean dance. The Spanish or Portuguese flamenco makes dramatic use of fans.

Fan Dance is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, contemporary or classic Cultural Fans.

            • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
            • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Solo or Duo Acts[/div]
            • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Suggested theme pairing: Tribal, Cultural Events, Burlesque or Vegas. [/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Fire Breathing” position=”Sideshow Stunt & Fire Dance” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/dsc_0680-150×150.jpeg”] Fire breathing is an excellent finally to any show.

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.

              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act or to Music[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Fire Eating & Fire Manipulation” position=”Sideshow Stunt & Fire Dance” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/428802_10151870171680316_876951551_n-150×150.jpeg”] Fire eating and other contact fire tricks, such as lighting one’s forearm or tongue, are all part of the realm of fire manipulation. This is a beautiful and dangerous style of performing as old as theater itself.

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.

              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act or to Music[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Glass Walking” position=”Sideshow Stunt ” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/glass-feet2-150×150.jpg”] Glass walking is a dangerous and classic act of the old circus sideshow. Bare feet in real shards of broken glass, she walks, she jumps, she dances across the shards. An act not to be missed!

              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]10-15 minute Act[/div]
              • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act or to Music[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Hoop Dance” position=”With Fire, Glow or Contemporary” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/hoop-150×150.jpg”] Hoop Dance is a high impact, high energy performance dance style that is wonderful to watch. In contrast to the classic toy hula hoop, modern hoopers frequently rotate the hoop around parts of the body other than the waist, including the hips, chest, neck, shoulders, thighs, knees, arms, hands, thumbs, feet and toes and create complicated trick combinations that are incredibly engaging to an audience.

Hoop Dance is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, or Contemporary Hoop.

                • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
                • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As a Comedy Act or to Music [/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Kid’s Circus Play-Shop” position=”Children’s Entertainment” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Circus_workshop-150×150.jpg”] Children wander into a colourful display of interesting circus props. They are free to play with things they may otherwise never have have the opportunity to see and there is always a coach on hand to show them a few tricks and tips.

                  • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists have experience working with children and background checks[/div]
                  • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: As casual circus station or a full class [/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Poi Spinning” position=”With Fire, Glow, Cultural or Contemporary” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Fire_show-colog-150×150.jpg”] Poi Spinning is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, contemporary or classic Cultural Poi. Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today and involved the spinning of balls on the end of rope of chain in rhythmic dance.

                    • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
                    • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Solo or Duo Acts[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Staff Spinning” position=”With Fire, Glow, Cultural or Contemporary” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/staff-150×150.png”] Staff spinning is an art form native to a few cultures, most commonly known from the Polynesian Fire dancers. Also known as deeblesticks, it involved a great deal of the techniques derived from martial art forms such as bo and jo stick, eskrima and aikido.

Staff Spinning is a highly varied art form; Glow Poi, Fire Poi, Contemporary or classic Cultural Staff.

                      • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]All artists are insured for Fire Performance[/div]
                      • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Solo or Duo Acts[/div]
[/staff] [spacer size=”25″] [staff name=”Stilt Walking” position=”Roving Act” img=”http://www.carisahendrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/stilt-150×150.jpg”] A stilt walker can add to the atmosphere and sense of occasion at an event. It also provides guests with a wonderful photo opportunity.

A large variety of characters are available and we are always happy to custom design something for your event. Just ask.

                        • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”]Rates are hourly[/div]
                        • [div style=”font-size:10px; color: #666;”] Available: Up to 5 Rovers[/div]
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