Archive for fire performance

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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Woodstock Festival 2012

Posted in Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by jimmycush

One year ago I found out about the Woodstock Festival. They allowed me to perform there and we had a lot of fun that afternoon. Unfortunately it rained and my show was cut a bit short and with rain on the radar the crowds were not very large. However, I still managed to get some awesome pictures and the guest really seemed to enjoy the show!

This year was another story. I was contacted because my performance last year was a big hit. They asked if I would perform again. I ,of course, said yes! The crowds were bigger and the weather was beautiful. I was able to perform 3 full 15 minute sets! They had me perform like last year in front of Maxwell’s cigar bar and Yoguri. But the funny part is that I was also placed right beside the Woodstock Fire Department! They never were needed of course, and I was told that it was a coincidence but it made the safety speech in my show that much more funny. I think they enjoyed the show as much as everyone else!

Rock the Runway with Fire!

Posted in Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by jimmycush

Rock the Runway is a fashion show that the proceeds go to help She Dances. She Dances is an organization that provides holistic restoration for innocent and forgotten young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. The fashion show took place at the Sloss Furnace in Birmingham Alabama. The show was set to the pace of live music by Fly-By-Radio. The rock and roll theme only got better once the aerial silks were hung and the fire got lit. The night was a great success and everyone had fun!

 

 

Firing it up at Ga Tech

Posted in Pictures, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by jimmycush

Georgia Tech had a Homecoming Festival on Thursday October 20th. Every one was there; The different fraternities and clubs, but most importantly lots and lots of students. I was asked to come by and give them a few shows. The weather was great and they gave me plenty of room right in the middle where everyone could see!

All Boys Love Fire

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by jimmycush

All Boys love fire. Some of us like it a bit more than others. I had the opportunity to perform for some like minded boys. The Boys Scouts are taught to respect fire and to use it in the wild. I myself am an Eagle Scout. I know first hand how much boy scouts like fire. That is why when I was asked to perform for them I knew they would enjoy it. When camping they use Colman fuel to power their stoves. Colman fuel is also what I use to fuel my props. In Boy Scouts you earn a Fireman Chit. This is a piece of paper that allows you to start and use fires. I gave the boys that night a full safety speech and then proceeded to show them 7 ways they could loose it!

As a reminded fire is awesome but please only practice it with the supervision of a professional.

Firing up the Chamber of Horrors

Posted in Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by jimmycush

The Chamber of Horrors located next to the Masquerade in Atlanta is known to be a different kind of haunt. Most haunted houses have people that jump out at you or creepy music. Not Chamber of Horrors… It is true that they have actors and it is creepy, but what it has is pure gore. If you are a haunted house junky then you have to stop by and check this place out! Be warned it is not the average haunted house! It is an Adult only venue so you must be 18 to get in. But that is not what you must be warned about. This haunt veers away from the normal in almost every way. Think of Saw the movie and put it into reality., Then you have a grasp of what Chamber of Horrors is. Check out their website at http://www.chambersofhorroratl.com/

How does that play in to the world of fire and Energemata Poi? Well the Chamber is such a great haunt that the line can get kinda long. That is where we come in. Our Job is to entertain the poor victims that are waiting in line. We performed there twice this season.