Halloween Fire Show in Lantzville- Oct 17th!

Pirate Doublestaff skull

Dare you defy the fiery kiss of DEATH?

Secrets of the BONE-fire!

Join VestaFire in a fiery celebration of eerie myth and magic. The veil between worlds is thin, and Death is drawing near.. who will win in the epic battle between Darkness and Light?


Bundle up the kids and come get into the spooky spirit. As this is at a private residence, please bring chairs, and, if you wish, a carved pumpkin to contribute to our stage ambiance. Baked goods and hot chocolate will be available from the concession.

Date: Friday Oct 17th, start at 7:00.
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for a family. Tickets at the door.
Where: 7026 Arbutus Cres, Lantzville BC
For further information: 250-816-5545

This is the annual Halloween fundraising show for Vesta, Nanaimo’s contemporary circus and fire performance troupe. Funds raised assist with the rental of our winter practice studio.

Vesta is internationally acclaimed, performing internationally with tours of both Asia and the USA. Their spectacular fire shows have been the highlight of many local events such as the VIEX and Winterfest. Vesta also runs summer camps, and teaches ongoing circus lessons for kids and adults at Nanaimo Gymnastics School. They are funded via ArtStarts in Schools as ‘artist in residence’ to teach and perform in schools- this year teaching grade 2’s and 4’s at Coal Tyee Elementary.

Please share this event with your friends, family and networks! Thank you for your support of Arts and Culture in your community!

Spectactular Wedding Entertainment

Celebrate the FIRE of your love with our original and innovative wedding entertainment!

Celebrate…
with a fire show- the perfect wedding reception entertainment choice to guarantee a day to remember.  A beautiful sunset fire performance choreographed to your special song, or a spectacular group fire show, makes a great addition to your special day and will captivate your guests. For extra ‘Wow’ factor, flame effects can be added to our finale to truly impress.

Entrance…

your guests with our roving entertainers; talented contact jugglers who skillfully perform illusions with mesmerizing crystal balls, graceful flow wanderers who mystify the crowd with levitating wands, and interactive magicians who amuse and play with the guests.   Your friends and family join in the fun without having to be ‘on stage’- the perfect way to create interest, ice breaker conversation, and entertainment while guests are waiting for your big entrance.

Relax…

Our shows are the perfect complement to resort and beach weddings, or any venue with an outdoor area. Small flame shows, roving entertainment, and LED stage shows can be performed at most indoor venues too!  Our confident, experienced and easy going wedding entertainers ensure that whilst we concentrate on exciting fire and circus performances to thrill and amaze, you can simply relax, and enjoy.

Pricing…

Our spectacular wedding entertainment packages start at $500.00 for a 15 min two person fire show, plus travel (if you are outside the Central Island area). Contact us NOW to book!

PlayPoi Video Retreat, June 7-16, 2014

Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada: Special Let’s-Make-Some-Great-Videos-Plus-Play-A-Lot-Of-Poi Retreat!

Lasqueti Island, BC June 7-16 2014

The idea: Join Nick Woolsey, Vesta Entertainment, and guest teachers on a beautiful rainforest island to spend 8-days dividing our time between the following activities:

  • Before breakfast: Yoga and other morning exercises
  • After breakfast: Making fun, silly, and super useful videos about learning poi
  • In the afternoon: Diving into more advanced concepts of dance, rhythm, choreography, and moves
  • In the evenings: Spinning poi, enjoying THE BIG SAUNA, and having an awesome time,
  • In between the rest: Being blown away by the beauty of the gulf islands, eating good food, and running around in the rain forest a lot.

Photo by Peter Paul RubensWhere: At the most beautiful dance studio I’ve ever seen: Leviathan Studios on Lasqueti Island!

Dates: June 7 – 16 2014

Cost: $800CAD for the whole retreat, including 8-days of amazing organic food! However, you all need to help make the videos: It’s a collaborative work-exchange retreat! This is for those who really like this idea. Please don’t attend because you want to come to a “cheaper-than-usual” retreat. I’m really expecting you to chip in. Make sense?

Prerequisites: For this retreat it will be best if you’re comfortable with all the poi basics.
Other notes: Yes, bring other toys! (fire-gear, hoops, levi-wands, juggling balls, slack-lines, unicorns, etc.). Also bring rain gear in case we get rain, swim suits, hiking boots, bug spray, and anything else that may help you enjoy 8 days in a temperate coastal rain-forest paradise.

For more information and To Register visit PLAYPOI.COM

Playpoi and VestaFire- COME PLAY WITH US!

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.

Join us for the Carnivale of Lost Souls- Lantzville-Oct 26th 2013

Carnival of Lost Souls- a VestaFire production

It’s Halloween, and this Circus has a Dark Side!

Oct 26th 2013 Gate opens at 7:00, show starts at 7:30

7026 Arbutus Cres, Lantzville BC

Come join VestaFire for a spectacular private show full of Halloween Spookery!  We would like to invite our family, friends, and local fans to a special private 30 min showing of our favorite fire theatrical acts. We will also be selling Hot Chocolate and baked goodies by donation to Kat’s upcoming Spark Circus trip- teaching and performing for the orphans and refugees on the Burma border.

Admission-  only $ 5  per person, and kids under 5 are free!

Bring your own Chairs, Mug, and make sure to Bundle Up! Don’t forget your Camera too- we LOVE to see fan photos!!

If you use Facebook Please RSVP here on the Facebook Event RRSP

Still have questions? Give us a call- 250-816-5545

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!

San Francisco 2013 Fire Expo

Kat and Karina headed south this week to perform at the 8th Annual Fire Expo in San Francisco! We were invited to present two routines (Pendulum Poi Solo, and Cosmic Love Hoop/Staff duet) in the heart of downtown SF: Union Square, in front of 3000 people. We had an amazing time at the event, and spending time and training with the incredible circus community in the Bay area for the entire week. It was so inspiring to be sharing the stage with some of the best Fire Performers in North America.  Here’s some pictures from our routines, and backstage shenanigans! Many thanks to the photographers who captured this special moment, and to the Temple of Poi for hosting the event.

Check out the amazing photos (click to enlarge!), and here’s video of our routines!
Cosmic Love

Pendulum

Here’s video of our routines!
Cosmic Love

Pendulum

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.