Quintessential Checklist for Flow Performers

Posted on February 6, 2013 by


As technology changes and opportunities for fire dancing performances expand, more flow artists than ever are finding themselves in front of audiences of all kinds. This article offers a must have checklist of items to bring to your gigs and is a great resource for artists new to the performance world.

Poi and Staff Fire Dancing: GlitterGirl and Hunter

For All Gigs:

  • all the tools you will use for the performance, burned a few times and in good working order
  • a sound system you know projects music at a volume loud enough to hear over the sound of the fire
  • music to play on the sound system — be sure to bring the music in a format that is usable on the sound system you will be using, especially if it is someone else’s system
  • a backup copy of the music — which can mean both MP3 as well as CD versions of the music
  • charged batteries for your light up toys and sound system as necessary
  • a cable that will connect from a headphone jack (an 1/8th inch cable) to a mixing board (RCA for left and right channel) which is also known as a “Y Adaptor”
  • power cords and extension cords for your sound system if you will be using an electrical outlet rather than batteries
  • business cards to hand out to the audience
  • your dancing shoes
  • costuming
  • makeup
  • any additional props used during your act

For Fire Gigs:

  • fuel if you are spinning fire
  • duvetyn or wet towel for your safety person
  • a trained person to act as your fire safety personnel
  • a lighter from which to ignite your tools
  • candle or caldron if you use one as part of your show
  • paperwork, as necessary, including fire permits and insurance certificate

Photo Credit: Waldemar Horwat

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