The 2012 Fire Dancing Expo on April 21, 2012 marks the 7th Anniversary of Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo and this show is once again on the Union Square Live program. Union Square Live is an ongoing series of culturally significant presentations made in San Francisco’s Union Square in an effort to make diverse entertainment available to the public for free.
The creation of this event is a tremendous leap in the efforts to legitimize fire dancing as an art form by taking it out of parking lots and putting it on landmark stages like Union Square. The Expo celebrates safe, legally permitted, public fire dancing performance in honor of National Dance Week, an annual 10-day week of free public dance events in the Bay Area designed to showcase the dynamic diversity and critically acclaimed quality of Bay Area dance.
Temple of Poi supports this vision by creating an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate fire dancing at no cost to the artists or audience. This event is a not for profit event created with the intention of:
- offering more performance opportunities for fire dancers
- giving novice artists who might otherwise not have an opportunity to perform in a public setting an opportunity where they can invite friends and family to see them express their art
- increased exposure to the flow fire art forms by creating a legally permitted public event at a San Francisco landmark location
- raise the awareness of fire dancing as a prestigious dance form by holding this event on the opening night of National Dance Week
This event is being financed by Isa “GlitterGirl” Isaacs, Temple of Poi, Union Square Live and generous donations from the following people:
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the acts that will be appearing in the expo next week.
Cary the Cosmic Cowboy:
David & Sonali:
GlitterGirl & The Amazing Zihni:
Jem Destiny & Sarah Starlight:
Kandice of Holistic Hooping: