Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fire and Mud 2012-- a fire performance workshop and show

August 11 at 10:00am until August 12 at 4:00pm
Bechet House, 313 N Church St., Carencro LA 70520

Two days of fire performance workshops presented by JeriKaye "The Fire Maiden from Outer Space," from Lake Charles and Kim "Anastazia la Luminaire," and Jeff "Seaphram"  McMurray of Jebidiah Goodstuff's Pyro-maniacal Olde Thyme Traveling Sideshow out of Baton Rouge.

A public performance ($10 for non-workshop participants) Saturday evening! All-ages show!

Sat Aug 11
10 am-11:30 Fire Eating (extra $5 fuel charge) (bring your own fire wand)
Learn to eat fire, run fire along your skin and execute other advanced tricks with grace and confidence.  Fire safety is emphasized.

12-2 Poi  (bring your own practice poi)
We're nothin' but a bunch of swingers, so come join us for an in-depth review of poi movements, from basic to the creative-beyond. From new weaves and butterflies, to flowers and more, come give it a spin with the Fire Maiden! The Fire Maiden will share the tips and tricks she's learned while carrying the torch on her many trips through space and time!

2-4 Hoop (bring your own hoop)
The class introduces all the hooping basics and teaches hooping on different planes of the body, hoop tricks and hoop expression through flow and imagination. To be in the hoop class you need to be able to hoop successfully around your waist. For those who haven't mastered that yet, we can spend some time on it while the other classes are going on so you will have a shot at getting it down in time for the class.

4-6 Art of Fire Dancing (bring your own fire tool) This innovative class focusing on the 'dancing' aspect of 'fire dancing' will feature two of South Louisiana's pioneering fire dancers, Anastazia la Luminere and the Fire Maiden from Outer Space. It is as if one fire master split herself in two for all of your educational needs. The instructors may teach together, separately, or a little bit of both so that all of the students' interests can be adequately addressed. A central focus will be how to free your body to truly dance while spinning poi at the same time. But no matter what your interest, there will be a topic for you. Each fire tool has its own "personality" -- a unique form and energy which invites a unique style of use. These fire goddesses will have their collective host of fire tools and toys at your service, to demonstrate the skilled craft of dancing with said tools while truly exuding 'grace under fire.' Come prepared to learn about any one or all of the following topics: bellydancing with poi or fire fans, different techniques and styles of fire fan dancing, theatricality/costuming for fire dancing, uses for palm torches/bowls, introduction to collapsible fire fans, test-driving fire fingers, and more . After this class, your body and your tools will work together as one—and you'll know many new tricks. Fire safety will be emphasized. Those taking this class will participate in the evening show.

8 pm Show

Sun Aug 12
noon-1:30 pm Fire Breathing (special class $50 includes fuel) (bring your own fire wand)
in order to attend the firebreathing class, you MUST meet with Seaphram at 11 for a qualification test. If you fail to qualify, you will receive a complete refund.

2-4 Make Your Own Tools

Workshop participants MUST be 18 yrs of age or older!
Pre-Registration is STRONGLY suggested, as class space is limited!

Event Pricing:
$12/ class for all 5 tools classes + $5 fuel = $65
4 classes = $56(+$5 if fire eating)
3 classes = $51 (+ 5 if fire eating)
2 classes = $42 (+ 5 if fire eating)
single class = $26 (+ 5 if fire eating)

$50 single price only for Fire Breathing on Sunday

Class purchase includes show ticket!

Show Ticket (for non-workshop attendees): $10

Mail-in registration:  Indicate which classes you want (read pricing and descriptions CAREFULLY) and make checks to:

Bechet House
313 N Church Street
Carencro, LA  70520

Registration MUST be postmarked by Monday, August 6 to guarantee your spot in a class.

PayPal Registration:  

Choose # of Tools Classes from the dropdown and click the button below:

Click THIS button if you are taking Fire Eating to add fuel charge (required)
Click THIS button for the special Sunday class on Fire Breathing
Any questions? Post 'em below!


Jeff "Seaphram" McMurray


Kim "Anastazia la Luminaire"


JeriKaye "Fire Maiden from Outer Space"