Summer Heat & Holiday Edition
the Carnvial Chronicles
Thursday, 15 December 2005

Summer time, and things are hotting up in Brisbane! Our city has played host to some amazing storms (and incidentally, some cancelled outdoor fire twirling workshops!) in the past weeks. This photo was captured last week by ABC News and illustrates why the December 8th workshop was postponed:

We cross our fingers and dance for the rain gods that the unseasonably consistent Thursday evening storm activity will ease soon!

Christmas is coming!
This year, our fire twirling gift certificates have been more popular than ever! For the price of a regular workshop, you can give the gift of learning to fire twirl and receive a decorative personalised gift certificate the can be redeemed at any of our scheduled workshops. Contact us soon to get your order in before Christmas.

Earthcore Qld
In the cold and early hours of December 4th, the Carnival, in collaboration with some of the finest fire artists from Brisbane and around the world, unleashed 'Chamar' on the crowds at Earthcore Qld. This all-new choreographed production spanned 3 simultaneous stages and entranced the Earthcore audience in a fiery pre-dawn spectacle.

A special repeat of this performance will be held on January 6th at Sandgate's Music by the Sea Festival.

Events
Woodford Folk Festival 27 Dec - 2 Jan
The Carnival is gearing up for a week of street theatre performances at the Woodford Folk Festival. We will be performing most nights of the event. Check out their online programme for show times and the extraordinary lineup this year. This year, a very special venue will debut at the festival, Circadia! This is a dedicated juggle / twirling / dancing / workshop / playing space. You will find us there teaching workshops during the day and jamming with other circus kids throughout much of this beautiful festival! Important ticketing information: for the first time, you will not be able to buy Woodford tickets at the gate (yes, even for day tickets). You will need to pre-purchase all tickets via their website: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

Music by the Sea Festival 6 January
The Earthcore fire performance collective from will perform a special repeat of the Chamar fire show at this festival in Sandgate. Featuring a tribal narrative, sensational flaming sculptures a cast of some of Brisbane's most talented fire artists, this performance may never be seen again!

SHAFT - Fire Twirling for Teenagers 17 January
The Pine Rivers Shire is hosting SHAFT (or "Super Holiday Activities for Teenagers") again these school holidays. We will again be hosting fire twirling workshops as part of this program from 2-4pm at Leis Park. For bookings call 3480 6543, or check out their other activities on offer.

UberOz 3-5 February
A weekend of intensive playshops in Brisbane especially for keen fire dancers. A variety of workshops are on offer. Earlybird tickets still available. Visit www.uberoz.net for details.

Come and Play!
Dust off your fire toys and join us for a play at any of the following free events:

  • Juggle Jam Monday Nights, Southbank Piazza, 7:30pm+
  • Burleigh Burns Sunday Nights, Burleigh Heads, dusk - 10pm
  • Kangaroo Point Fire Jam Thursday Nights, Bottom of Cliffs, 8pm+
  • Moonfest 16 December, 14 January, Lower Moora Park (Shorncliffe), dusk til late
For details see www.divineimagination.com/info/firedancers.php

Workshops
Fire Twirling Workshops (every Thursday)
We are running weekly (poi + staff) firetwirling workshops at the Kangaroo Point rock climbing cliffs every Thursday evening from 6:30pm. All skill levels welcome. Bookings essential, visit www.divineimagination.com/what/lessons.php for more details.

Please note: no workshop is scheduled for December 29th (we will be playing at Woodford), but they will resume again on January 5th 2006.

Fire Eating Workshops (coming soon)
We plan to host another fire eating workshop very soon (most likely January). The last fire eating workshop at Ahimsa House was a huge success! Congratulations to all our daring fire eaters and body burners who conquered fire eating for the first time! If you are interested in attending the next one, please let us know. When we have enough numbers, we will confirm the date and do it again!

Private Workshops
Are you trying to nut out a particular trick? Or want a kick start in the art of fire dancing? Or can't make it to the regular workshops? Contact us to arrange a private intensive workshop in any or all of the following: single staff, double staves, poi spinning, fire eating, or body burning.

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