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There’s a little Hawaiian in my Blood

Posted in Chain Poi, Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by jimmycush

Poi is a fire dance art originating from the New Zealand. Today it is used in many Pacific island shows, including Hawaiian. The Sandwich Islands (later Hawaii) became a US territory in 1898 but not a state until 1959! A piece of my family lived on those islands before they even became a territory! You would never know it by looking at me but I am in fact a little Hawaiian! OK, so that is true but I am only 128th Hawaiian. But on April 21st I had to summon all that 128th into a show!

Creekside Pines Senior Community was having a Hawaiian night for the residents. The weather was trying to put a damper on our parade but it held off  until right after the event! They had food, activities (including a pie toss- picture below), Hawaiian dancers and FIRE! They requested that I dress the part so. I took all that 128th and put into play and what a great show! The residents had their family and friends over and everyone enjoyed it.

 

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A Fiery Night at Opera!

Posted in Chain Poi, Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by jimmycush

When you want a party remembered you have to bring something that everyone will talk about and can’t stop talking about!  On April 21st Sorriso Productions put on a Fiery Night at Club Opera in Atlanta. Sorriso Productions specializes in bringing the Brazilian/Latin  party to the next level. That is exactly what they did!! The party was rocking  on the patio and Venetian room to the mix spun by  Dirty South. To  make the night a never forget, they asked me to come out and show the crown how hot it can get!

 

 

Fire and Ice at Berry College

Posted in Chain Poi, Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by jimmycush

A long time ago I attended college at Berry for 1 year, sense then I have been waiting on them to ask me back. On Feb. 17th they finally did… But they didn’t ask me to be a student but rather an entertainer! Berry College was having a Fire and Ice night and I was granted permission to heat things up a bit. The School grounds have changed greatly in the last 8 years but it still felt amazing going there to have some fun. They now have a water fall beside the Krannert center that acted as an amazing back drop for my show!

Here is look at the fun…

 

 

Making a Music Video

Posted in Chain Poi, Fire Breathing, Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by jimmycush

I have always wondered how they make a music video. A few weeks ago I got to find out! Mollie and I were asked to perform in front of a green screen back drop. The music video will be released in a few weeks. Once it has I will have links to it and the artist. Until then take a look at the behind the scenes!

 

Halloween Club Style!- 2

Posted in Chain Poi, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2011 by jimmycush

Here are more pictures from the performing for Club Asylum on October 29th… Enjoy!

Photo taken by Jeremey Dyches

Performer: Jimmy Pyro with Energemata Poi, http://www.Energematapoi.com

A Message with Fire

Posted in Chain Poi, Shows with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by jimmycush

At Roswell United Methodist, the year is just beginning for the children’s choir. What better way to get the year started than to have a message and then a fire show! The choir theme this year is “Light”!

The choir is broken into different age groups. The younger groups got to have a glow day. Cup cakes and glow sticks put everyone in a good mood. The glow only got better once the glow hoop was brought out by Mollie, then I followed with the staff and poi. Finally ending in not glow, but FIRE eating and zip poi!!

The fascination on their faces made the show as entertaining for us as it was for them. One child even said I (Jimmy Pyro) had a face like a dragon… Don’t know if that is good or bad but definitely funny!

The Older choir got a little more fire! We were able to bring the show outside and include a willing volunteer!

Whats in Monroe?

Posted in Chain Poi, Fire Breathing, Pictures, Shows with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by jimmycush

Monroe Ga is a quaint town that looks like you just stepped into an Andy Griffith Show. The square was beautiful and life there seems wonderfully simple. But what does a town like that need? The answer is FIRE! The Monroe County Arts Alliance put on an art party and needed some fire to get it started…