Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This Summer Rocks

Upcoming shows:

September 11th: Harvest Moonacy, Midlothian Ridge
September 24th: CLH Parade of Lights, Midland
September 25th: Cool Haus, Toronto
October 9: A Glitch In The System, The Great Hall, Toronto

Wow so I haven’t updated since Wildfire. A lot has happened in the last 2 months. First off I have a promo video! Check it out on the video page! A longer one will be coming sometime in the fall but, it’s my face on fire, on the internet and what’s not to like about that?

I had some fantastic shows lately too. I did a duo act with Angelina Del Fuego for Woodlands Graduation that was by far the longest show I’ve been a part of and maybe received the warmest reception of any act I’ve been a part of as well. It was one of the first examples of a less technical and more personal style of show that I’ve been creating and the crowd was excellent, supportive and very encouraging so expect to see more of this style of act in the future.

For the last 2 years I’ve been working on making LED spinning toys that would be bright and interesting enough to watch that I would choose them instead of fire even if fire was allowed in the venue. I’ve completed a set of LED poi and a contact staff that accomplish this goal as well.

It is because of these toys I’ve been asked to be part of a robot themed show during a Vibesquad and Mochipet party on October 9th! I will be performing with 4 others in crazy costumes and I’m really looking forward to it. If you can’t make it to the party I’ll post pictures of the spectacle here, but I think that you’ll want to be at the party.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oh Wildfire. You’ve done it again.

It’s taken me so long to post a blog about wildfire because I truly, honestly, do not know what to say besides “Awesome, awesome, awesome…” over and over again.

The workshops that I taught went pretty well I think. The classes I took were exactly what I was hoping to learn. The community was very strong. I was thrilled to be one of the teachers of the performance class on the last night, and grateful for the people who came up to me afterward with kind words and appreciation. Conditions were almost impossible but the audience and I made it into a fun act anyway. The community was the best part, as it always is. The awesome mix good friends who are like family and the exciting and interesting new ones. There were people I didn’t get to spend enough time with, but if I don’t catch up with you when I’m traveling around then I’ll see you in the fall.

Back in Toronto I hit the ground running. I have been hard at work redesigning the new site (check it out!), working on new collaborations as well as doing photo and video shoots. Get ready internet, you’re going to get a whole lot more of me in the coming weeks.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rokbar Hamilton May 23

I’m performing Sunday night this weekend at Rokbar in Hamilton! Come celebrate the long weekend with me! I’ll see you there!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming: New Video and Show

Hello internet. I wanted to let you know that I will be shooting a promo video and performing at a fundraiser on May 7th for Circus Alchemy. The event information is on Facebook. It is going to be a wild night full of amazing performances from the charming and talented Circus Alchemy roster. The piece I'm performing is a brand new duet act. Don't you dare tell me there's something you'd rather be doing on a Friday night!

I am also going to begin shooting for a person promo video starting in May. A finished cut should be ready by late May or early June. Keep your eyes open for this, I'm going to be demoing some new props that have been added to my arsenal since coming to Toronto. You're really going to like what I've been up to in secret all this time. See you on the 7th!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hello internet-land. I hope things have been as awesome for you as they have been for me. I have been absolutely loving the beautiful weather lately! Obviously I’m a huge fan of light and heat; Toronto has been supplying tons of both! Combined with daylight savings time the world has really come alive. I know I’m not the only one feeling it either because the parties and crowds lately have been overwhelmingly positive and energetic. Lots of happy people out there!

The big news for the moment is that the illScarlett video Milkshakes and Razorblades featuring Kardinall Offishall and a small cameo by myself has been released! I’ve added it to the video section of my website so check it out here. Super cool video and it was such a fun shoot. I still feel sorry for the actors who were in the background getting shot with water guns in the middle of January. They looked COLD.

I have been busy the past few weeks performing at Circa and On the Rox. I have also been working hard creating some new equipment and innovating the technology side of the art. I’ll be vague until it is finished, but expect some seriously BRIGHT things in the future.

Upcoming news is that I have a few private shows this weekend and I’ve been invited back to Lunacy Cabaret to perform on Saturday March 27th. Mark this date in your calendar boys and girls because it’s going to be one hell of a show. This date marks the 5th anniversary of Lunacy cabaret and will be the 50th show. They haven’t told me many of the details but I can say that it will be a celebration not to be missed. Lunacy is held at Center of Gravity at 1300 Gerrard St. E, near Greenwood in Toronto. All the info is available on the facebook event here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Here we go 2010

A lot has been going on since my last update. In November I performed in Lunacy Cabaret at Centre of Gravity. Lunacy Cabaret is a benefit show in support of Circus Without Borders. The show was a lot of fun, I made new friends, and reconnected with some others I had not seen in a while and set off the firm alarm halfway through my set. Here is a picture from that show, taken by Paul Fegan.

Hopefully I will have video to share with you soon. The holiday season treated me very as I hope it treated you too. I used the downtime to focus on choreography and building some new props. I did a couple quick sets at winter solstice festival where I tried out a new type of edible torch poi. I'm excited about these toys as they open a new world of hybrid spinning, fleshing, and eating routines.

On New Years Eve I was back at Centre of Gravity doing site animation for their Wig Out! party and last week I was fire breathing for a new illScarlett and Kardinall Offishall video for the song "Milkshakes and Razorblades". It was a really fun time for me but it was outdoors in January and I feel bad for the others who had to pretend they weren't freezing. Especially the people who were having a water gun fight.

I'm working on a few other things too but I can't tell you too much about those yet. Just know that some very interesting things will be coming later this year. The "off season" is being put to very good use and I can't wait to show you what I'm coming up with! For now I'll just leave you with this.