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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2006

Spectators watched as fireplace danced throughout Union square right through a landmark arts adventure that Temple of Poi fire dance faculty released Monday on a ninety-minute DVD. In April 2006, more than 35 dancers participated in the Temple of Poi 2006 fireplace Dancing Expo, the first free and legal, full-length fire dancing efficiency held in the united states.

Temple of Poi introduced Monday their pioneering exhibit is now available to buy on DVD and all income from DVD gross sales would fund future occasions just like the Expo. Temple of Poi created and subsidized the event as part of national Dance Week’s mission to affordably unfold the love and information of dance.

fire dancing is an art kind where artists move fuel soaked instruments and lit on fire round their physique to create flaming trails in the air. Artists use quite a lot of instruments, together with lovers, staves and hoops with flaming wicks, and poi — flaming balls attached to chain. It has exploded in popularity within the final four-5 years, in part fueled with the aid of the 30,000-plus yearly attendees to the annual, week-lengthy Burning Man (burningman.com) competition held in Nevada, in which fire arts and uninhibited creativity are celebrated.

Isa Isaacs started instructing in 2002, founding the 2-time best possible of the Bay-successful most effective poi fire dance school on the planet, Temple of Poi. in line with a rising fireplace arts population and to a pupil base in way over 900 college students, Temple of Poi coordinated this public, and dear, event. fireplace allows alone value $ 520 in San Francisco and renting Union square for the express prices at the least $ 500 extra.

hundreds of spectators witnessed the exhibit whereas five skilled videographers recorded it. “offering this amazing show to the San Francisco public free of charge and creating the opportunity for emerging and centered fireplace dancers to function is a big step in expanding the art type. Releasing this convey on DVD with photos of this caliber is possibly an excellent larger accomplishment,” stated Isaacs, explaining the DVD, just like the convey, is a first of its form.

“Working with fireplace has always been thought to be inherently unstable and is subsequently often repressed. acquiring the enables and tools essential to supply a show of this nature at one of the crucial distinguished venues in our metropolis was once an awfully significant event,” mentioned Sean von Stade, a 9-year fireplace dancing veteran, performer on the experience and founding father of Flowtoys, an organization which manufactures instruments many of the performers use for non-fireplace arts performances.

Says scholar and mN8Fx troupe member Khan Wong, “finding out to spin poi unfolded areas of self-attention for me in truly thrilling methods, not most effective in the case of ingenious expression, but in becoming a performer as smartly.”

“This DVD represents a range of artists from newcomers via full time experts. each instrument, like the artist who wields it, has its own personality,” says Isaacs, also known through her performance title “GlitterGirl.”

in step with Wong, “i think fireplace is what attracts many people to these arts, however after they get began it’s the float of the movements and learning to bop with their tools that takes over their imaginations. the fire simply places it excessive.”

DVDs are on sale as of October 23, 2006 thru http://www.TempleOfPoi.com or the Temple of Poi studios in San Francisco. Contact Isa Isaacs for bulk purchases, resale agreements, additional event bookings or templeofpoi.com/flowology/firedancinglessons.php [information about fire dancing lessons].

About Temple of Poi:

Two time absolute best of the Bay winner, Temple Of Poi is the top-rated poi hearth dance faculty on the earth devoted to aiding a group of people searching for greater understanding of themselves thru motion and go with the flow arts. the school was based in 2002 and commenced by using teaching poi and later, hoop and workforce classes. lately the dance college serves a shopper base approaching 1,000 clients all over the world thru in-particular person and on line training while Temple of Poi continues to create pioneering opportunities in the glide and fire arts communities.

Contact:

Isa “GlitterGirl” Isaacs

Founder, Temple of Poi

953 Mission boulevard, Suite 11

San Francisco, CA 94103

415.543.4911

http://www.templeofpoi.com

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