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27
Mar

Spin Out Fire Festival 2012

          Spin Out is unlike any other festival in Canada. A weekend get away created specifically for prop manipulators and fire dancers. With over 25 workshops in spinning and circus arts Spin Out is a weekend suitable for all skill levels and a gathering not to be missed. Spin Out provides showers and heated cabins, and delicious vegan, vegetarian and meat-atarian meals so you can relax and focus on learning new skills and making new friends. This multi-prop event includes workshops in poi, staff, hooping, buugeng, yoga, aerial, dancing, fire eating, fire safety, juggling, balloon twisting and more! Other great features include DJs, dance parties, free time to socialize, a fire jam, a marketplace, games and performances.

“It’s like summer camp for grownups!”

Spin Out Fire Festival

27
Mar

Amazing Food Provided!



Spin Out is a unique festival with a retreat like atmosphere as we provide more amenities than most festivals. One service we provide is daily meals catered for all food types. Meal provided with include a range of dishes and will be appropriate for meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-free.  A big thanks to the amazing and talented Lisa Wong for feeding all our hungry bodies!

Meal Schedules

Thursday: Those who participate in early entry much bring snacks and meals to sustain them until Friday evening’s Potluck.

Friday Daytime: Please have eaten a good meal before arriving to the festival and bring snacks to sustain you until the evening Potluck.

Friday Evening: Potluck Dinner, please bring a dish to share. Label your food container and drop-off when you check-in so food can be put in the camp cooler.

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner provided.

Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner provided.

Monday: Breakfast provided.

27
Mar

Cozy Heated Cabins for Festival Comfort!


At Spin Out we provide heated cabins for your comfort. With bunk beds for that summer camp feel you can bunk with friends or challenge yourself to meet new people and bunk with strangers over the weekend. Cabins are not pre-booked, you will have to sign into a cabin upon arriving at the event. If you want to stay with friends then sign yourself and your friends into a cabin. Make sure when you arrive that you check to see if someone else has signed you or your friends in already, if not, sign everyone up, get directions and head to your new home away from home!
27
Mar

Infinity Costumes Accessories



Spoil yourself and find a fun costume piece to remember your Spin Out experience with Infinity Hoop Dance Costumes Accessories. Nina Infinity will be bringing her unique creations of hats, feather accessories, belt and more! Check out her booth in the marketplace and find something pretty.Nina Infinity is a hoop instructor in the Edmonton area. Check out her website at Infinity Hoop Dancefor information on her classes and upcoming events in the Edmonton area.

27
Mar

Flowscience Prop Store

This year we’re bringing in prop and juggling vendor Flowscience will be joining us at Spin Out. Find all your spinning needs here, shop from a local provider and save on shipping! Flowscience holds a range of products from LED, fire and daytime toys. Poi, staff, hula hoops and more! Check out the marketplace and leave the festival with a new and inspiring toy!  

Flowscience is run by Carla Snow of Flowlab. Check out her website for hooping classes in Edmonton as well as cool prop related events and workshops throughout the year.

26
Mar

Raw Art – Koblikov – Juggling

19
Mar

Recircle moin un Jour

18
Mar

Yuta☆へそ★Revolution2012 – LED Poi Performance

9
Mar

Marissa Puff of the Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus Featured on City TV and Canada’s Got Talent!

This week marked the Calgary auditions for Canada’s Got Talent and Edmonton’s Marissa Puff was featured on the show doing fire eating and fire poi dancing. She is a performer with the Vibe Tribe Belly Dance Troupe and even did a great interview with City TV after the airing of the Canada’s Got Talent Calgary auditions. Congratulations Marissa!

If you’d like to learn more about fire dancing in Alberta check out the annual Spin Out Fire Festival, a weekend workshop retreat created by award winning fire performer, Safire.

Marissa Puff Canada's Got Talent Fire Eater Fire Dancer

6
Mar

Improv Games with Safire

Calgary Improv Games

Improv Games  In this workshop we’ll have tons of fun playing group interactive improv games. If you’re naturally shy then this is a GREAT workshop for you. Take this opportunity to make friends at the festival and participate in non-intimidating group games.

Bio: Safire Although mostly known for her skills in hoop dance, Safire went to the University of Lethbridge and completed programs towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor or Education. With plans to become a high school graphic design and art teacher, Safire also covered high school drama classes during her teaching practicums. Now she’ll share some fun interactive improv games to get everyone laughing and smiling.

6
Mar

Aerial Workshop with Spark and Cary

Aerial Circus Calgary

Workshop:

Bio: Spark has been performing

6
Mar

Balloon Twisting with Jamie

Ballon Twisting Calgary
Balloon Twisting:  In this workshop you’ll be introduced to the basic principles of balloon twister. We’ll play with making a few simple creators that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Balloon Twisting with Jamie

Bio: Jamie has been hooping and performing with the Orbital Flame Fire Troupe for several years. She won the Alberta Youth Dance Competition and also makes and sells hoops in Calgary through her site Orbital Hoops.


6
Mar

Poi Spinning: Advanced Poi with Oaken

Edmonton Fire LED Poi Dancer
Advanced Poi: In this multi-level skill workshop we will working on finding our own flow. Not only learning new tricks and concepts but learning how to link familiar tricks in new combinations to create new illusions and possibilities. We will also touch base on some foot work, plain control, outside the box thinking poi, such as plain switching/breaks, stall switches and hybrids and with much more food for thought;)

Props will be provided if necessary, limited amount.

Bio: Oaken has always been inspired and moved by any type of movement from a young age. Studying music, through classes, performances and first hand experience, Oaken has learned a number of instruments over the years, as well as sang in choirs. Although music is one of the major aspects of his life, He has a new attachment that it goes hand in hand with outside of creating the music, but to be entranced by the feeling and emotion of it. To find his flow.

On the continuous journey of mastering fire dancing, Todd “Oaken” Coverdale strives to further the art form of flow through prop manipulation. Whether performing or teaching his specialties of poi and staff, his aim is to inspire. The last two years, Oaken’s talents have exploded him onto the performance scene. He was quickly scooped up by Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus Society as a principal performer. He excelled and quickly became Performance Director. His love for people, community and travel have led him to pursue teaching, with intention to grow internationally as a performer/instructor. Whether it’s through private lessons or workshops, he is gaining a reputation as being an excellent teacher. Performing is a great passion of his, and will forever be a part of his life.

6
Mar

Poi Spinning: Beginner Poi with Safire

Calgary Fire Dancer and Entertainment

Beginner Poi In this workshop you’ll be introduce to the basic of poi spinning. We’ll learn some introductory terminology to help you get started in the art of poi spinning. Basics like Same Time, Split Time, Opposites, Turning, 2 Beat Weaves, Buzzsaw and more.

Bio: Safire Although mostly known for her skills in hoop dance, Safire was first introduces to the world of fire spinning through the art of poi spinning. Since than she has taught poi at several retreats around the globe and offered private lessons within the Alberta area. She trained with Nick Woolsey, a world renowned poi instructor and the PlayPoi team at their 2010 Poi Retreat in Bali.

6
Mar

Poi Spinning: Intermediate Poi with Oaken

Edmonton Fire Dancer
Intermediate Poi: In this multi-level skill workshop we will working on finding our own flow. Not only learning new tricks and concepts but learning how to link familiar tricks in new combinations to create new illusions and possibilities. We will also touch base on some foot work, plain control, outside the box thinking poi, such as plain switching/breaks, stall switches and hybrids and with much more food for thought;)

Props will be provided if necessary, limited amount.

Bio: Oaken has always been inspired and moved by any type of movement from a young age. Studying music, through classes, performances and first hand experience, Oaken has learned a number of instruments over the years, as well as sang in choirs. Although music is one of the major aspects of his life, He has a new attachment that it goes hand in hand with outside of creating the music, but to be entranced by the feeling and emotion of it. To find his flow.

On the continuous journey of mastering fire dancing, Todd “Oaken” Coverdale strives to further the art form of flow through prop manipulation. Whether performing or teaching his specialties of poi and staff, his aim is to inspire. The last two years, Oaken’s talents have exploded him onto the performance scene. He was quickly scooped up by Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus Society as a principal performer. He excelled and quickly became Performance Director. His love for people, community and travel have led him to pursue teaching, with intention to grow internationally as a performer/instructor. Whether it’s through private lessons or workshops, he is gaining a reputation as being an excellent teacher. Performing is a great passion of his, and will forever be a part of his life.

6
Mar

Hooping: Workshop with Steve Bags

Hula Hoop Circus Performer

Workshop : Hooping T.B.A.

Bio:  Steve Bags is a professional teacher and performer from the UK who has been formally trained at Circomedia – Europe’s leading centre for contemporary circus and physical theatre. Bags’ recent achievements include: winning the 2011 Hoopie for Tutorial of the Year (for “Bags of Poop 1.0”); being nominated for Male Hooper of the Year and Instructor of the Year 2012 ; winning two Revolvies; founding the Bristol Hoop Massive; and becoming a teacher on Hooping University. He is an innovative and multi-disciplined performer who has a strong passion for circus in all it’s forms – but just at the moment you’re unlikely to find him anywhere other than inside a hoop!

6
Mar

Hooping: Serious Play with Malcolm Stuart

Malcolm Stuart Hooping

Workshop: Serious Play Over the past few years I’ve been sharing with hoopers how I love to let go of expectations, and practice a freewheeling exploratory approach to moving with hoops, and how this flail technique of serious play carries with it lasting transformation, and growth.  And, of course, along the way I’m learning and continually folding what I learn back into my workshops.

When we are repeating a movement, I like to think of each repetition as a life cycle in that movement’s evolution, just like the evolution that springs from the endlessly repeating life cycles of a species.

So it is with my workshop.  It is the latest incarnation but it carries with it all previous incarnations.

If you’re allergic to “new age woowoo”, do not fret my dears!  I will be teaching specific moves that have served me well over the years, valuable not just in and of themselves, but as catalysts, or gateway moves to a broader range of movement. These moves that I will be teaching will also contain within them general principals that we will cover like, punctuation, full body activation/dance, repetition both as “record skipping”, “bright mistakes”, as well as sequence building, variation, and circuits.

So prepare to get your pink zebra print socks knocked off!

We’re going to be tangling, wrenching, sabotaging, rescuing, jostling, disrupting, corrupting, building, trashing, head scratching, holding, releasing, then holding again, stirring, tossing and turning, and learning!

 

Bio:  Malcolm started hooping in 2002 when he met a group of hoopers at a loft party in Brooklyn, NY.  He had an immediate connection with both the hoop and his new friends, becoming a part of their hoop group, which soon became Groove Hoops.  In 2005 and 2006 he performed and choreographed in Agora 1 and 2, by Noemie Lafrance.  He has had regular appearances at Deitch Projects as well as clubs and variety show venues like Galapagos, Sideshow by the Sea Shore and Astro Land in Coney Island, the Slipper Room, and Amanda Lepore’s Carnival.  In 2009 he performed in the Life Ball in Vienna with the House of Xtravaganzas, choreographed a hoop performance in the opera Il Mondo Della Luna in the Natural History Museums Planetarium in New York, as well as showing in Performa Festival with his performance troop Color Wheel, at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City.



MalcolmStuart.com

6
Mar

Hooping: Beginner Hoop Dance with Safire

Safire Edmonton Calgary Fire Performer

Beginner Hoop Dance:  In this workshop you’ll be introduce to hoop dance and learn several on body moves as well as off body moves. Once we’ve explored both on and off body we’ll also cover several different ways to transition between the two. This fun workshop will leave you feeling inspired and a believer that you to can learn the art of hoop dance!

Bio: Safire begin hooping in the summer of 2006 and has been obsessed ever since. Having come into the fire spinning community as a poi spinner she continues to be interested in multiple props and enjoys spinning hoops, poi, staff and even randomly contact juggling. Over the past 6 years she has toured the world performing and teaching hoop dance at various festivals and retreats. She is the creator of the Spin Out Fire Festival and Spin Out Events and Entertainment. She also created and moderated the HoopCity.ca website, a popular social network for hoopers.


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