“Cirque du Feu”: Redding Fire Festival This Weekend

Burners are scattered all over the country, and all over the world. From the 2012 Census:

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Up north in Redding, veteran Burner and Dancetrohottie Adrionah has become the unofficial go-to person for Burners in the region. She is putting on a “Circus of Fire” this Saturday March 22: a festival featuring fire dancing, acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, bluegrass music, break dancing and belly dancers, and local food and crafts. She says:

adrionah dancetronautsI like that people refer to me so often for Burning Man related stuff in the area. And the festival is really pulling Burners out of the woodwork. Which is perfect! That is exactly what I wanted to do. It seems to be moths to the light:) The more Burners I gather, the more we can collaborate and integrate participatory and counter-culture art. Plus, it is giving me the opportunity to promote the traditional Burner values that were instilled in me a decade ago. Things like giving unconditionally, to think is to create, etc. Hopefully, we will someday be able to have a pre-compression here. I actually have some of BMORG come out for it:)

The festival goes all day and is kid-friendly, come to Redding for a sunny Saturday and help support the spread of Burner culture. Tickets are only $5.


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Redding Fire Festival, Vendors on the Go are proud to present “Cirque du Feu!”

Fill your soul with the harmonic melodies of BLUEGRASS music. Gaze upon awe inspiring ART DISPLAYS. Arouse your senses with both savory and delectable treats from numerous LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS. Peruse the various VENDOR BOOTHS and give a home to the commodity of your choice. Take your chance at being a winner in our fundraising RAFFLE. Participate in the fiery fun with GLOW STICKS and a festive FACE PAINTING. Join the adventure with a HOOP or POI LESSON. Witness the astounding feats of our impressive ACROBATS! Let your mind be twisted while our CONTORTIONIST twists her body in sleek AERIAL SILKS! Fill your heart with the beauty of BELLY DANCING sirens. Let our BREAK DANCERS bend your mind! Then experience the fervor and intensity of flames caressing the night air and allow yourself to be entranced by the performances of our featured FIRE DANCERS!

Seating is not provided. Please bring your own chair.
If it rains, this event will be rescheduled.

This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event!

Adults- $5 Presale
$7 Door
Children- FREE

Location: Lawn @ North Valley Art League’s Cater House Art Gallery, Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, California

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Schedule of Events:
11:00 am-Gates Open
2:00 pm-Drum Circle & Music Jam
3:30 pm-Intermediate/Advanced-Arm Hooping-Meg Amor (See pricing below)
4:00 pm-Band Performance-“Cold Sweat”
4:00 pm-Beginner Poi Lesson-Dallas McKenzie (See pricing below)
4:00 pm-Beginner Staff-Jack Ober (See pricing below)
4:30 pm-Beginner Hoop Lesson-Raquel Monterrey (See pricing below)
4:30 pm-Intermediate/Advanced Poi-Jack Ober (See pricing below)
5:00 pm-Band Performance-“Them Wreckin’ Boys”
6:00 pm-Cirque Performances-Acrobats, Contortion, Aerial Silks, Belly Dancers, Break Dancers
6:30 pm- Fire Safety Demonstration with Pyrate Technics
7:15 pm-Raffle (must be present to win)
7:30 pm-Fire Dancing Performances
8:30 pm-Freestyle Fire Performances

Event Workshops:
Hoop/Arm Hoop Class (Mature Children-Adults)- Beginner Level, Intermediate/Advanced Levels
$10- w/Hoop Rental
$5- Bring Your Own Hoop
(Hoops available at the Mullet’s Metallurgy Merchandise Booth)

Poi Class (Mature Children-Adults)- Beginner Level, Intermediate/Advanced Levels
$10- w/Poi Rental
$5- Bring Your Own Poi
(Poi available at the Mullet’s Metallurgy Merchandise Booth)

Staff Class (Mature Children-Adults)- Beginner Level
$10- w/Staff Rental
$5- Bring Your Own Staff
(Staffs available at the Mullet’s Metallurgy Merchandise Booth)

Available Products:
Hoops- $35-$65
Practice Poi- $10-$40
Staffs- $65+
Fire Products are available as well!

One comment on ““Cirque du Feu”: Redding Fire Festival This Weekend

  1. We are happy to report that the North State Burner scene is growing! Thank you for sharing this article and helping us grow the scene and bring our community to our backyard!
    We have had several Burner parties and have enjoyed our little outlet!
    We are getting closer to our goal of hosting a precompression!
    Here is our next event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589677254591494/

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