Fire Bug Podcast 21 | Real Life Flow with Thom Thumb

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Welcome to the first episode of season two of the Fire Bug Podcast. I’ve been traveling western Canada attending prop manipulation festivals and getting a new perspective on our community. In this episode we have an inspiring interview with Thom Thumb, one of the organizers of Play Immersion and an extraordinarily diverse and talented prop manipulator. We talk about his “contingency theory”, the importance of adult play and life lessons we’ve learned from prop manipulation. This interview was recorded at the Spin Out Festival Check out his FlowFesto and my 10 Life Lessons I Learned From Skill Toys Also make sure to check out Fund the flow Arts and thank you for listening. If you have questions or comments for the show why not email me or call the comment line at 269.718.FIRE  
 

Fire Bug Podcast 20 | Fire Myths with Jacob Fortin

Host Carisa Hendrix & Special Guest Jacob Fortin | Fire Myths

How did we understand fire, before we understood fire?

In this very special science episode of the Fire Bug Podcast we discus fire myths. Specifically about the Hawaiian fire goddess Pele and the greek fire god Prometheus. It’s good to have some understanding of these myths as it helps us understand the role fire played in ancient life,. We can also use these myths are narrative elements in our performance. We hope you enjoy this episode, thanks for listening. We also answer one of your questions on the new “Ask Ted” segment. Remember if you have a question, you can always leave it on the comment line 1.269.350.4718 or email it into info@carisahendrix.com. More Jacob Fortin - The Good Atheist  

Fire Bug Podcast 19 | Adult Play effects Dating & Evolution

evolution of play Host Carisa Hendrix & Special Guest Professor Garry Chick | The Power of Adult Play in Dating, Human Evolution and Individual Growth

Why are playful people more attractive??

In this very special science episode of the Fire Bug Podcast we listen to a few clips from Stuart Brown’s lecture from the serious play serise at the Art Center Design Conference in 2008. Brown talks about play deprivation in animals and the correlation with it’s effects in humans and the uniqueness of human play. We interview Garry Chick, anthropologist and professor at pen state university about his interview on adult play for the recent psychology today article. He talks to us about how we got to be so playful, evalutionalaly speaking, and why both playful women and men make the most desireable mates.

Show Notes

Neoteny - also called juvenilization, is the retention, by adults in a species, of traits previously seen only in juveniles. Garry’s email gchick@psu.edu Carisa’s email: info@carisahendrix.com Comment Line 1.269.350.4718 New Syndicated Authors: SaFire, Educator and Innovator Spin Out Events & Hoopcity.ca Dube Juggling Since 1975 Visit Dube at Dube.com Noel Benedetti, Sideshow Nerd Hey Rube Circus Blog Circus Freaks Skill Toy Love Visit them at CircusFreaks.og Hoop Pretty Everything Hoopy Visit them at HoopPretty.com

Fire Bug Podcast 18 | Zan Moore

Host Carisa Hendrix & Special Guest Zan Moore | Building a Great Act

Correction: I said 1500 miles in the intro when the correct figure is 15,000 miles. Zan traveled 15,000 miles each year during his touring. My apologies for the error.

Show Notes:

Zan Moore is an amazing entertainer who has booking tours down to an art. Over the summer he performed 60 show and traveled 1500 miles over 4 months and has achieved that insane feat two years in a row. Zan is also half of the world’s best partner poi pair (and that’s not just my opinion).

On this week’s show we talk about getting into entertainment, how Zan and Aurora developed their partner poi skills and his new endeavors helping organize Fire Drums, Pacific Fire Gathering and Kinetic Fire. Zan’s advice about starting to work on your skills as an entertainer using street and festival shows as well as how we can experiment with style and character while developing an act, is invaluable for anyone seriously considering an career as an entertainer.

Links:

Zan and Aurora’s site Instruments of the Now -InstrumentsoftheNow.com
Fire Bug Episode 14 – How to Apply for Street Performing Festivals
This week’s biggest time waster – The Hype Machine keeps track of what music bloggers write about and let’s you stream the top picks.
Fire Drums - FireDrums.org
Pacific Fire Gathering – PacificFireGathering.com
Kinetic Fire – Facebook Event
Download the theme song- Fire Bug by Ryan Pilling
Poi Spinning: Focus on Transitions DVD – Click Here to buy on Shireen’s Store
Get The Fire Bug Ringtone!! -Click to start the automatic download -Version 1, Version 2

This Week’s Sponsor

This week’s episode kindly sponsored by Bearclaw Fire Tool Manufacturing’s new Ultimate Fire Eating Kit. You get a deluxe fuel station including a steel storage box, two vapor seal fuel cans, a fire blanket, and a Bearclaw oil lighter. You also get the very best tools, a set of Bearclaw’s renown “Perfect Torches”, a set of regular fire eating torches, a burn first aid kit, and the “how to Eat Fire” Instructional DVD. Check it out at BearClawFire.Com.

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Fire Bug Podcast 17 | Tedward


Host Carisa Hendrix & Special Guest Tedward | The Science or Fire

Show Notes:

We review the resources available to fire eaters, and talk about the discrepancy between fuel names in different countries. Ted settles the debate with Isopropyl alcohol and white gas. What kind and size of fire eating torches should you be using and the inside scoop on what’s happening with North American Fire Arts Association.

Links:

Tedward’s Main Site -www.Tedward.org
North American Fire Arts Association (NAFAA) -www.Nafaa.org
NAFAA’s Fire Wiki – nafaa.pbworks.com
NAFFA TV – Subscribe on Youtube
Red Swan Entertainment – www.RedSwanFire.com
Ted’s guinness attempts – Watch on Youtube
This week’s time waster: Angry Birds - On iTunes
Entertainer tip or the week: GV Mobile + – SeanKovacs.com
Download the theme song- Fire Bug by Ryan Pilling
Get The Fire Bug Ringtone!! -Click to start the automatic download -Version 1, Version 2

Related Articles:

Fire Bug Podcast 16 | Shireen Press
What makes Google Voice Perfect for Entertainerss
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Fire Bug Podcast 16 | Shireen Press


Host Carisa Hendrix & Special Guest Shireen Press | Community and the Future of Prop Manipulation

This Week’s Sponsor


This week’s episode kindly sponsored by Bearclaw Fire Tool Manufacturing, innovating high-performance fire equipment for over a decade. Check them out at BearClawFire.Com.

Show Notes:

An organizer of Pacific Fire Gathering, producer of “Poi Spinning Basics with Pele’s Element DVD” instructional DVD and world class performer Shireen Press joins us to discuss a range of topics to our growing community of prop manipulators to the very future of our industry. Shireen has performed at a Private Party with the Beastie Boys, instructed at the Portland Juggling Festival for years and now teaches at her Circus School full time when not organizing festivals.

Links:

Shireen’s Website – Flame-buoyant.com
Pacific Fire Gathering – PacificFireGathering.com
EJC – Fire performance on the rise – www.ejc2010.org
Poi Spinning Basics with Pele’s Element DVD – Click Here to buy on Shireen’s Store
Free Mind – Get it for your PC or Mac
Download the theme song- Fire Bug by Ryan Pilling
Poi Spinning: Focus on Transitions DVD – Click Here to buy on Shireen’s Store
Get The Fire Bug Ringtone!! -Click to start the automatic download -Version 1, Version 2

Related Articles:

Interview with Tedward owner of Bearclaw
How to Become a Sponsor




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Fire Bug 15 | Getting into Show Biz and Fire Arts Innovations with Gora

A programer turned fire performer, Gora went from performing at festivals to doing National television spots and performing at the European Juggling Convention. He tells us to believe in what you do and you’ll succeed, it’s an inspiring story. In his 10 years of entertaining hungary went from one troop, his, to more than 30 amateurs are watering down the industry, but providing cheap low quality entertainment.

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Links Our Sponsor - www.municycle.ca Gora’s Website - www.gora.hu Ballycast Podcast - ballycast.com EJC - Fire performance on the rise - www.ejc2010.org Kiev Fire Festival - eastern bloc - firefest.info/en/main.htm Maverick Awards - www.maverickmovieawards.com Gora’s last show, called Swing Begins - juggling.tv/4656

Fire Bug 14 | How To Apply for Festivals with James Jordan

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This week’s episode kindly sponsored by Bearclaw Fire Tool Manufacturing, innovating high-performance fire equipment for over a decade. Check them out at BearClawFire.Com.

Show Notes:

James Jordan is back on the show in time for festival application season. He’s a veteran street performer and festival organizer so he knows a lot about what it takes to get your self booked.

Terminology: Press kit, press release, flash drive

Creating a promotional video: Keep it short 2-4 minutes, lots of shots of your audience enjoying your show. Prove you can hold a crowd and that your show is unique. Don’t include your hat line.

Testimonials: Ideally use testimonials from other festivals that loved you, include the full letters.

Bio & Description of the show:

Your history, how long you’ve been performing and what makes you unique. Describe your full show including finally.

What to send:

There are a lot of ways to get your information out. What to use? DVD mail outs, digital downloads, a page on your website or flash drives.

Make sure to call rather than just email the festivals you are interested in.

Links

James Jordan - fuzzyhair.net email jimbo@fuzzyhair.net Words free - scrabble with strangers (play james fuzzyhairnet) Marketing over coffee podcast InterPlay Festival (Fort Mcmurry, Alberta, Canada) Edmonton Street Performer Festival (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Winnipeg Fringe Festival (Winnipeg, Canada) Saskatoon Fringe Festival (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)


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Fire Bug Podcast 13 | Listener Questions

In this episode I take some time to answer listener questions. I discuss the entertainer look, character and weight issues. We talk about getting around difficult fire marshals and lightening up all the fire safety gear you’re carrying.

Fire Bug 12 | Fire Hoop & Travel Tips with SaFire

SaFire of HoopCity.ca tells the story of how her and I first meet, talks shop and reveal her best traveling secrets. We discuss the peace and meditation you can find while playing with skill toys, everything you need to know about getting a fire hoop, and how you from a fire arts and prop manipulation community where eve you are or when on the road.

Special Thanks to our Sponsor The Vanishing Rabbit

This episode is FULL of great travel tips, get a pen and paper, you’ll want to write this stuff down.

Warning

I do say $h*t in this podcast

Terminology

Patter, southern lights festival

Show Notes

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