2012 Fire Dancing Expo Video Teasers

Posted on April 13, 2012 by


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:

  • Joseph Hart
  • Sandra G Cook
  • Steve Arcangeli
  • M Tamara Lee
  • Sarah
  • Dr. Lise Parenteau
  • Sarah Rachel
  • Julian Reyes
  • Darren Kruger
  • Bob Stine
  • Daniel G. Van Olst
  • Waldemar Horwat
  • Brenda Fagan
  • Lester Borrows
  • Heather Denham
  • Ben Yokoyama
  • Heather Ferrier
  • Renee Taormina
  • Andrew Penn
  • Maury Kendall
  • Antonio
  • Jenni Beevers
  • Nancy Fleischauer
  • Matthew Freedman
  • Aubrey Spath
  • Allan Whysker
  • Marla Kaya
  • Asymmetrical
  • Jim Rudoff
  • Chris Romano
  • Mike Skelly
  • Irma Hrycyk
  • Steven Walker
  • Thad Gann
  • Nicole Aleman
  • Vaughn Hester
  • Candy Young
  • Nicole Puller
  • Terese
  • Rachel
  • Mags Cronin
  • Anna Peralta
  • Frank Vanson
  • Meggie Ghidella
  • Lisamarie Kelly
  • Mari
  • Patrice Pominville
  • Allen Santos
  • Coline Gallard
  • Beau Smith
  • Jennifer
  • Melvin Priester
  • Lizard King
  • Grace TheSpace Fish
  • Greg Schwartz
  • Jaden Rose
  • Michael Mucciolo
  • Jo Tong
  • Holly Gillian Kindel
  • Sarah
  • Jake Loomis
  • Heather Delleney
  • Jeremy Peral
  • Casey Clayton
  • Lauren
  • Naomi Colb
  • Nelene
  • Rhoberta Hirter
  • Karen Tarapa
  • Susan Schmitz
  • Jessica Hickok
  • Robert Mison
  • Jenne Vargas
  • Ty Sid
  • Steven Him
  • Betsy McCall
  • Samantha Chesler
  • Randy Matthews
  • Donna DiMeo
  • Kevin Axtell
  • Michelle Regenbogen
  • Michael Stokes
  • Aubrie Ricketts
  • Marek Belski
  • Tanya Kollar
  • Everywhere
  • Philip Diaz
  • Scott Smith-McCurdy
  • Julia Wave Melen
  • Julia KarmaBjerga BodhiDrum

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the acts that will be appearing in the expo next week.

Cary the Cosmic Cowboy:

Controlled Burn:

David & Sonali:


Heather Denham:

GlitterGirl & The Amazing Zihni:

Jem Destiny & Sarah Starlight:

Kandice of Holistic Hooping:


Memory Elena:


Pierre Baudin:

Seabright Circus: