VestaFire: Fireworks and Flame Effects Team

Pyrotechnics and Flame Effects are the perfect way to augment and enhance our fire performance shows. They provide a spectacular backdrop for our larger corporate shows, or a well placed ‘punch’ to our smaller events.  Headed by Cam Bremner, the VestaFire pyrotechnic team is a solid crew of experienced technicians, who can design and implement a spectacular fireworks display to WOW your clients. Prices range depending on number of charges, type of effect, and size of show. Contact us now to discuss incorporating pyrotechnics into your festival or corporate event!

CAM

A graduate of BCIT’s Electronics Technologist program, Cam is a certified Display Fireworks Supervisor and Pyrotechnician with more than 5 years experience in pyrotechnics and fireworks, both large and small. He has 10 years experience with Burningman Emergency Services Department, and has been fireworks supervisor, lead and co-lead on many pyro projects for the Victoria KindleArts projects. Cam is also a member of Disaster Area, a Vancouver fire and arts collective. (BCIT 1997)

Terry on the ATV mobile Propane Cannon

Terry on the ATV mobile Propane Cannon

Terry is the visionary responsible for many of Vesta’s large scale flame effects. From propane cannons to CO2 blasters, Terry is always creating unique and fabulous crowd pleasers that add that special punch to any show.  He is also a  Pyrotechnician.

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Spook-Tacular Halloween Party Entertainment

Halloween season is upon us! VestaFire provides spectacular choreographed fire shows for Halloween events! We also can provide non-fire costumed roving entertainment for indoor venues.

Here’s some pictures from last Halloween’s “Stories from the Bone-Fire” at Errington hall- a 20 min theatrical show dramatizing the battle between Darkness and the Sun, to win dominion over the earth on All Hallow’s Eve.

As well, scroll down to see a video of our Banshee Stilt costume- perfect for Halloween trick or treating! Or, book our Illuminated Robot Costumes with CO2 Blaster and Fibreoptic Whips!

Book NOW to ensure our availability for your big event!

Vancouver Island Circus Fun Summer Camps 2013

Run Away and join the circus and still be home for dinner! Vesta Entertainment is excited to offer our Circus Fun Summer Camp program in a few different locations this season! Perfect for active kids ages 8-12, we’ve filled up every year, so don’t delay in registering! Kids will learn to juggle, Contact juggle, spin poi and staff, and hoop it up- as well as costumes, clown games, crafts and basic acrobatics!

Here’s a video of our Circus Workshops!

Come Play With Us!

May 17: CORTES Island, Circus Day Camp

Plus beginner and intermediate workshops, learn to Burn, and Performances!

Mini Mid-May Festival and SeaFest!. 10:00- 3:00 Register HERE via Event Bright

July 29- Aug 1: CEDAR Circus Fun Camp

Cedar, Woodbank Primary School 10 am to 3 pm

Call 250-722-2414 Ext 249 to register!

Aug 6-9: NANAIMO Circus Fun Summer Camp

Nanaimo, Beban Park, 1:00- 4:00 Registration Number 120657

Aug 12-16: BOWSER The “FUN”damentals of Circus!

Bowser Elementary School, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration Number 30030

Aug 12-16: QUALICUM The “FUN”damentals of Circus!

OceanSide Place Pond, 1:30- 4:30 Registration Number 30032

Aug 20th:  ESQUIMALT Circus Skillz (10-14yrs)

Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Registration Number 40824

Mon-Fri Aug 19-23 9:00am-3:00pm This camp is offered by Esquimalt Parks and Rec staff, VestaFire will be attending as guests on Aug 20. “Participants will get to enjoy a circus workshop with one of the best circus and street performers on the island” (That’s Us!) 🙂

San Francisco Bound!

Local Circus Troupe heads to San Francisco!

VestaFire lights the night at Mt.Seymour NYE 2012. Photo by Joy Unaegbu

VestaFire lights the night at Mt.Seymour NYE 2012. Photo by Joy Unaegbu

Lantzville-based contemporary circus and fire dance troupe VestaFire Entertainment has been chosen to perform in San Francisco’s 8th annual Fire Expo on April 27 2013.

The Fire Expo, produced by Temple of Poi, is one of the most renowned festivals in the fire performance community. It started as an illegal renegade show on a street corner in San Francisco in April of 2005. Hundreds showed up to watch that first performance and it has since become the biggest legal fire show in North America, bringing in crowds of over 3000 people. The festival is fully publicly funded by Kickstarter donations.

In December 2012, VestaFire responded to a call for artists, and sent in a video audition. Then, in mid-January they received the news that the troupe was accepted for not one, but two performances in the show. “We are so honoured and incredibly excited to have been chosen to perform at the Fire Expo. Isa ‘GlitterGirl’ Isaacs is one of the icons in our field,” said Karina Strong, troupe co-ordinator. Isaacs is the co-ordinator of the Expo and founder of Temple of Poi. Strong, along with performer Katlan Irvine, will perform a fire hoop and fire staff duet, and Irvine is slated to perform a solo with fire poi. “For Kat to get offered a solo spot on that stage is amazing,” said Strong.

VestaFire began in 2010, and is central Vancouver Island’s only professional circus and fire dance troupe, providing spectacular entertainment for corporate and private parties, costumed stilters for festivals, and teaching circus themed summer camps. They travelled to Thailand in 2012 with Spark! Circus, performing in hospitals, refugee camps and orphanages, and will be performing this July at both Vancouver Island Music Festival, and the International Busking Festival in Victoria.

More information can be found at http://www.Facebook.com/VestaFire or http://www.VestaFireEntertainment.ca

Blaxploitation II Party!

This summer VestaFire was pleased to be invited to co-create a party atmosphere at Nanaimo Centre Stage, for Blaxploitation II! A fun filled evening filled with 70’s funk remixes, crazy costumes, projections of 70’s movies, and and private birthday party downstairs that got just a little bit wild. Check out the three min video just released by Funky Hypothalamus-  and VestaFire was caught on tape with LED poi, Contact Juggling, and Buugeng. We also did giant Bubbles outside, and performed with fibreoptic whip and LED hoops! An awesome time was had by all, we’re so happy to have been invited to perform.

Port Theatre Performance

VestaFire Entertainment and Andre Nobles backstage at "Harmonies Of Faith" Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC. Dec 2012

VestaFire Entertainment and Andre Nobles backstage at “Harmonies Of Faith” Port Theatre, Nanaimo BC. Dec 2012

This solstice, we were privileged to once again partner with Andre Nobels  to present four acts in Central Vancouver Island Multi Cultural Society’s ‘Harmonies of Faith’- a performance bringing together the multi-faith community to express our spirituality through compassion. As prop dance artists, we at VestaFire express our spirituality through movement and music- how we connect with our Divine- our moving meditation.

The performance sold out the city’s largest venue at 850 seats. It was great performing on such a beautiful stage, to such a wonderful audience. We loved co-creating the experience with the diverse faith groups- Christian faiths, Muslim, Sikh, Pagan, Unitarian- all were represented and all came together to express love and compassion. It was a beautiful night.

The performances were wonderfully recorded and edited by Manly Media. Gratitude! And here the videos are, for your pleasure! Please let us know what you think by commenting on Facebook and Twitter, if you have them! 🙂

My multi-hoop act is featured here, on Hooping.org, a major electronic networking hub in the hooping community.

Our Acrobatic Stilt Dance, and Flowwand, folding fan, and stilt dance jam are also here for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

We have a busy few months ahead preparing for next season- costuming and choreography for two new shows. Remember to ‘like’ us and share on Facebook- we’re very active on our FB page, posting pictures, videos and things of interest there first! And then, our spring/summer season for 2013- already booked up with AMAZING performance opportunities! We’re very excited! 🙂 Thanks so much for your continued support!

VestaFire presentation on 2012SparkCircus Tour!

Circus entertainers brighten lives of refugee children

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http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/community/185452771.html

VestaFire Entertainment has been delighting Vancouver Island audiences with striking circus performances since the group formed two years ago.

Brilliant fire displays, beautiful costumes, stilt-walking dancers and feats of juggling with multi-coloured hoops have attracted rave reviews.

But there’s more to VestaFire than just entertainment, as founder Karina Strong showed last year when she spent two months in Thailand as part of Spark Circus.

This international group of circus performers comes together to bring joy to disadvantaged children in refugee camps, migrant schools, hospitals and orphanages along the Burmese border.

What made the trip even more special was that Strong was joined by her husband Kevin, and children Jenna, eight, who also performed, and Caden, three.

On Jan. 13, the Strongs will share their stories of this mission and the impact it had on their family in a multi-media presentation at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo.

The presentation is part of the regular Sunday service beginning at 11 a.m. in the Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Rd. All are welcome.

“It was an amazing trip, full of challenges, but also so incredible, with so many memories,” said Karina. “We had so many touching exchanges with children. Our being there let them know they have worth, and that their happiness is important.”