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!
Vesta Entertainment is so excited to be sponsoring the Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival, Jan 24-26, 2014! The 3 day event is held at Central Middle School, Victoria BC, starting at 4:00 on Friday and running until 5:00 on Sunday! 3 days of prop, dance, and movement workshops, at all levels. Ever wanted to learn juggling? Contact Juggling? Hula Hooping? Staff? Poi? Clown and Character and Performance? We have instructors coming from as far away as San Francisco to teach and perform at our little festival- Beginning level workshops all the way to advanced brain melting movement classes. Dance too!
Speaking of performance- our public Gala Show on Sat eve showcases some of the top Circus talent in the Pacific Northwest- PLUS, our headliner Stefan Sing, a world class performer all the way from Germany! Vesta is proud to be producing and performing in such a high level show!
Did I mention that kids under 12 are FREE? And Big People Tickets (for the Entire Weekend PLUS show!) are ONLY 40$!!
Tickets, and more information can be found at the Festival Website HERE!
Ongoing updates and information is also on the Facebook Event Page HERE!
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!!
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!
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
Cedar, Woodbank Primary School 10 am to 3 pm
Call 250-722-2414 Ext 249 to register!
Nanaimo, Beban Park, 1:00- 4:00 Registration Number 120657
Bowser Elementary School, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration Number 30030
OceanSide Place Pond, 1:30- 4:30 Registration Number 30032
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!) 🙂
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!
Here’s video of our routines!
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.
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.
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!
Lukas of VestaFire Entertainment creating Triquetra pattern with Fire Poi, Photo by Zack Wilson
For Immediate Release
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