Modern developments in fire performance
During the period from the mid 1990s to the early 2000s Fire Dancing grew
from a relatively obscure and marginalized native tradition and circus
art to a widespread and almost commonplace occurrence at venues and events
as diverse as raves,
rock concerts, night clubs, beach parties, camping festivals, cabarets and hotel
shows. Many attribute the rapid growth in popularity to the
Burning Man festival, where many thousands were exposed to fire dancing who had
never seen nor heard of it before. Also a powerful force was the rise of
internet chat and bulletin board cultures, which allowed aspiring dancers in
isolated areas to tap into the then limited pool of skilled performers far
outside of their geographic confines.
As the number of fire dancers multiplied exponentially, individual performers
and troupes began to experiment with new equipment concepts [i.e. beyond just
the traditional staff, fireknives and poi], and also with hybrid performance art
concepts. The following is by no means an exclusive list of such show varieties.
The categories are general, and tend to overlap on the fringes, and the quality
of these shows have little to do with the type, but rather is directly related
the skills of the individual performers.
- Traditional Fire Shows -- Traditional shows often incorporate Polynesian
costuming and other cultural elements. Many conform to the guidelines or are
inspired by the annual World Fireknife Competition and Samoa Festival.
- Standard Modern -- These usually include performers in tight and perhaps
even risqué costumes with elaborate face paint, performing with Poi, Staffs
and other standard implements. Such shows often include
fire breathing techniques as well. Most people think of this type of
performance when they think of fire dancing.
- Fire Theatre -- Such shows are theatrical shows which include fire and
fire performance as elements of staged dramatic presentations. Often the fire
performance is a small element of the larger show. These shows tend to use
more elaborate props and costuming and focus less on technical skill.
Our fire show
is based on a combination of tricks, this means that an
individual performs his own difficult tricks.
Synchronization, which is
creating more complex patterns secvičenými dangerous and consists of more
Our reports are dangerous, except in the making of
images in the same rhythm as well as simulation of a battle and the burning of
weapons handling (insulation) which simulates the movement of machinery.
Focus on modern performances of interest to the general public.You can
see elements of martial dance (capoeira), acrobatics and freestyle.
When we use the forceful performances recorded music, or act with a group of
drummers in the African drums in combination with the Australian didgeridoo.
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