We had a great time performing a 25 min, 6 performer fire show for the Duncan Business Association Dec 21 2015! Here are some of the pictures from the show!
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!
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!
Well, we’re back! 30 shows in 10 days… what an intense, wonderful, exhausting, and exhilarating experience! We brought two shows to the festival- our comedy and acrobatic daytime busking show, and our night time Myth and Mystery theatrical fire show! The 2013 Victoria International Busking Festival was our first busking festival, and I’m so grateful to the organizers for giving us this opportunity, and to the volunteers and our fellow buskers who were so supportive throughout the festival. We were featured on the news a few times, and were sent some amazing fan photos too! Crowds were huge, and our shows (always good!) have become super tight- we are so proud of what we have done. It’s so gratifying to be able to share our art form with so many people, and receive such wonderful feedback and acclaim. Thank you Victoria!!
Lukas of VestaFire Entertainment creating Triquetra pattern with Fire Poi, Photo by Zack Wilson
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Contact: Karina Strong 250-816-5545
FIRE DANCING SAFETY
Fire dancing and performance always adds excitement and the ‘wow’ factor to parties, wedding receptions, corporate events, and festivals. This spectacular form of performing art takes years of practice and safety training, If you’re considering hiring a fire dancer this summer, there are specific things you should consider.
“Performing with fire outside is always safer than inside a venue” says Karina Strong, Troupe Co-ordinator of VestaFire Entertainment, a Nanaimo based circus and fire dancing troupe. Performance indoors involves more risk factors, such as ceiling height, crowd set back, and stage composition.
Fire performers should be trained professionals, with comprehensive written fire safety plans that can be submitted to your insurance provider. Performers should also have a full fire safety kit, with fire extinguishers and first aid. All fire performances should include support crew trained in fire safety and suppression.
“The most risk at a fire performance is to the fire dancers” adds Strong. “Public safety is always our number one priority.”
VestaFire Entertainment provides fire or LED light performance, roving entertainment, and circus lessons. They also facilitate fun active children’s parties and can be reached at http://www.VestaFireEntertainment.ca