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Old Photos Newly Discovered

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I’ve had a ziplock bag of rolls of film in my fridge for over 6 years. Finally we found time to take them in to be developed and find out what was on them. There are not what I expected and sharing these has lead to reconnecting with some old friends who I didn’t even realize I was missing so much.

These images reminded me of experience almost completely forgotten and forced me to ask myself why I remember the specific things I do, and not others. Memory serves the narrative we like best and I’m grateful to have been reminded of that.

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Update: 2013 Edmonton Medieval Dinner Theatre Show

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Wonderful news! The Celtic Hall has decided to bring back the medieval dinner show for a 2013 run. It really is an amazing show perfect for any family for office party and very reasonably priced for what it included. For more information and to get your tickets check out their website at CelticHall.ca

Original Dec 30, 2012 article reposted bellow
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As usual, Christmas was crazy. For us entertainers, the holidays are never the normal sort of insanity the rest of the world experiences; with all the stress about gifts, family, and turkey dinners, no. Christmas season is about doing as many gigs as possible without losing one’s mind.

This year proved to be a lot more fun than I expected since I was asked to be part of a dinner theatre production in Edmonton, Fridays and Saturdays for 4 weekends in December.

Our cast was a team of brilliant and talented variety arts performers and improvers. I can’t tell you how incredibly fun it was to play together in this show. I already miss my little circus family but there are rumours that the run might continue in 2013. Here’s hoping.

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The Actual Video of My Fire Eating World Record

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where Carisa Hendrix set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Lo Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy AIRED THIS CLIP

For a list of media coverage click here.

Note: Fire torch teething refers to a fire-eating stunt which involves using one’s teeth to grip a flaming torch and holding it upright in the mouth without the use of one’s hands. This stunt is considered both dangerous and incredibly difficult. The intense pain from the fire on one’s mouth and teeth plus the inability to breathe throughout the performance of the stunt make this an impressive feat.

The record stood at an impossible 1 minute 32.75 seconds and was achieved by Wendell Gray in Mumbai, India. In training to break his record, I had to work on the trick every day for over a month before flying to Italy in April of 2012 for the chance of a lifetime.


Featured By Metro News

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At 7pm Metro News reporter and photographer Glenn Kelly shows up at the door to shoot an image (see above) for the article he’s working on about my recent feature in the 2014 Guinness World Record Book.

Turns out Glenn and I have a few mutual friends and he’s a major nerd, long story short we invited him to games night so if this article is unusually complementary, you’ll know why. Click here to read the full interview.


Calgary Fire Performer in the Paper

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The wonderful Malcolm Russell found this in the paper and was nice enough to post it for me. I’m so happy that after 8 years working in entertainment, getting my picture in the news paper still feels exactly as thrilling as the very first time.

Also we put together a new fire video that include footage from the shot where the photo from the news paper was taken.

If you are interested in hiring our fire show here are some details, please feel free to contact me for more information:

Fire Shows incorporate dance, thrilling stunts, music and costumes to create a beautiful performance for your guests. (Hawaiian, Tribal, Belly Dance and other themed performances available) …More info here


Calgary Cowboy Stilt Walker for Stampede

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We had an amazing time this year at Stampede breakfasts all over the city. Whip cracking, hula hooping and doing lasso tricks on stilts for the Calgary Crowds.

Call me at Ballyhoo Entertainment at 587-889-3473 or email to book up to 4 matching cowboy stilt walkers for your next event.

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Fire Performance, Fabulous Editing and a Beautiful Song

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Guinness book world record holder Carisa Hendrix performs to Emily Jill West’s “Tin Can”, in a beautiful juxtaposition of 2 talented and beautiful artists. Directed By Aaron Bernakevitch

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“Tin Can” By Emily Jill West
Performer Carisa Hendrix
Director Aaron Bernakevitch
Gaffer Charles Hamilton
Editor Aaron Bernakevitch
Studio 4K Film Production INC


Vegas Stip Search Episode 1 – Fire Eating 101

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I had an amazing time working on this show!! Jeff and the whole crew were so fun and interesting. When I saw the edit of what we did I was completely blown away, they made me look good. 🙂 Thx guys!

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/vegas-strip-search/video/fire-eating-101


Featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not

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This makes me sooooo happy, grew up loving these books and now I’m part of it.

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Amazing Calgary Magic Show!!!

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This last weekend I had the pleasure of performing as part of a fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Calgary Food Bank and Mothers Opposed to Boredom, the event was a sold out blast.

Show dates:
February 1, 2013 – 7:00 PM
February 2, 2013 – 1:00 PM
February 2, 2013 – 6:00 PM