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.
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.
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
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.
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 🙂