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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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calgary fire performer South Country Fair 2013

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

Stilt Walking Medieval Jester Character

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Performance: Stilt Walking Jester Character
Client: Brooks Medieval Fair
Skills: Stilt Walking & Poi Spinning
Date: July 11 & 12, 2012

A big thank you to the Brooks Medieval Faire for having me out. I had an amazing time, it was a wonderful event.

Excited for the Calgary Opera Grave Gala

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A very fancy Costume Party Supporting Calgary Opera this Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:30pm I will be performing at the Hotel Arts (119 – 12th Avenue SW) in the 10th Anniversary Grave Gala which is 100% sold-out!!!

Viva Verdi! – and all things Italian, including this year’s theme for Calgary’s most outrageous Halloween party. They have me eating fire on a glass podium in the center of a pool, how cool is that?

Here’s what they say about the event:
“Venice is Sinking will transport you into the world of Venetian mystique with moonlit canals, swarthy gondoliers and carnival entertainers. You will no doubt encounter famous Italian artists, composers and explorers – as well as characters from the colourful underbelly of the famous European city.

Voted one of Calgary’s best parties of the year, Grave Gala has once again sold-out.”

One of my childhood friends and I will be there enjoying the night after my performance and I hope to see you there 🙂

New Guinness World Record!! It’s Official!

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where I set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Los Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy FINALLY AIRED.

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.

On April 12th in Rome, Italy in front of a live audience I freaked out when I became a Guinness World Record Holder after successfully holding a flaming torch in my mouth for an incredible 2 minutes and 1 second.

I am super excited to finally be able to share the news with friends after the show aired on Thursday.

Media Coverage

Global TV Calgary with Gil Tucker
Calgary Herald by Bryce Forbes
FFWD Weekly by Drew Anderson
Metro News CalgaryRead it online
Metro News Edmonton
CBC Rabio
QR77 Calgary Morning Show
CBC News Calgary
CTV News Vancouver
PA Now by Sarah Wallace
Prince Albert Herald by Perry Bergson
JackFM Regina
C95 Radio Saskatoon
CTV Morning Live Saskatoon
Travel Channel
YYC Entertainment
Metro News Calgary by Glenn Kelly

Elemental Fire Dance Demo

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Filmed in one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Alberta. For this shoot we trekked out with fire props, camera gear and safety equipment to get some nice shots on the very last day before snowfall.

It may have been chilly and a little scary to spin on the ledge of a cliff, but it was well worth the results. Enjoy the video.

This video was filmed by the brilliantly talented Dallis Joseph Swiatek

Today’s Fire Performance Inspiration

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Flame Oz has always been an incredible inspiration for me. Training hard with fire props today, videos like this keep me going.

Inspiring Hoop Dance Video by Mat Plendl

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This hoop dance video has inspired me time and time again and I wanted to share it with you guys. Mat Plendl is a brilliant performer and watching videos like this drives me to work harder on my own performances and also reminds me to be humble because there are still miles for me to grow. Thx Mat

Moments of Contemplation: Information is not Knowledge

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This morning I stayed up to watch the sunrise. As I stood in the doorway with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, taking in the warm glow and the stillness, I was suddenly stuck by the sight of something unexpected.

I watched as a car drove up the street and stopped in the middle of the road a few houses down. A man stepped out of the vehicle and tossed a rolled newspaper onto the front steps of a house across the street, which was actually quite an impressive feat since the door was a good twenty feet away. Then the man then got back into his car and drove away out of sight.

This seemingly unremarkable moment may have gone unnoticed except that it had roused a curious thought in my mind “wow, newspapers are really dead”. Nothing spelled it out more than realizing paper routes must now be done by vehicle since only one house in three blocks was interested. I used to have a paper route myself and even the worst block would have four to five subscribers.

Our digital age and our digital tastes are changing so many aspects of our everyday lives, even as I write this I’m sitting on the step typing away at my laptop. I hope we take moments to ask questions about the impact of these changes.

Is it better to be served up the news as filtered by one media entity like a newspaper or to have access to all the opinions and information on the Web? I often wonder if the vast abundance of data allows us to pick and choose what we like and create any narrative that suits us.

As Albert Einstein put it “Information is not knowledge.”

Geek Bleep 4 – I’m back and I have news

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A vlog in which I announce a cool new thing and make fun of Mr Jacob Fortin.