with Paul Dunkirk-Greenbaum
Freedom of Movement with Fire Fan Tech - Sunday 5pm The Cove
Let's combine the flowy dance style of fire fans with the sharp look of tech performance! There are many ways to manipulate our fans- we can spin them like poi by doing finger spins, pretend our fans are swinging clubs or double staves by creating a fury of hybrid combinations, or we can just wiggle our bodies and look sexy. There are a variety of concepts and moves that we will focus on which will help further your understanding of not only fire fans, but of any object manipulation prop. We will learn in-spin vs anti-spin, isolations, full arm extensions, folding, sliding, angular moves while combining all these movements to give you more freedom of movement in your fan performance. Prepare to take it to the next level!
Paul Dunkirk-Greenbaum is a professional fire performer of 11 years. He owns Burning Passion http://www.burningpassion.com/ providing quality fire performance equipment to the masses. Through Burning Passion, Paul vends at many fire-focused events around the country every summer. Skilled in more than 10 fire props, Paul is an accomplished fire dancer with an outgoing unique style. Paul has worked with several performance groups, founded the Minneapolis Fire Collective (group in the Burning Man Fire Conclave), helped safely bring back fire dancing to 2 festivals where it was banned for over 8 years, and hosted a weekly spin event called Spun Out. With his lover, he has spent hundreds of hours developing a live-in dance studio in downtown Minneapolis, The Stomping Ground, helping promote the performance arts in Minnesota. He has taught numerous workshops and classes around the country from everything to fire safety, a variety of intro classes and much more in depth object manipulation courses catering to many skill levels.