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Intro to Fire Dance, featuring Staff

We will learn to develop beginner staff skills as well as a technical and practical approach to fire safety. We will also discuss our relationship to fire, how...

Intro to Fire Dance, featuring Staff
Chicago, IL, United States
1 h
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We will learn to develop beginner staff skills as well as a technical and practical approach to fire safety. We will also discuss our relationship to fire, how the fire element plays into our inner lives, and learn to express ourselves with fire. Instructor Avi Chertok is a member of Pyrotechniq, a Chicago-based fire troupe with over 30 years of combined performance and teaching experience between its members. The Pyros have worked with a variety of student populations. Avi has taught group and private lessons in Chicago and has recently returned from his 2015 season of teaching with Performers Without Borders in India. He is also an FAI certified fire safety instructor and a certified Firewalking Ceremony Facilitator. Pyrotechniq regularly performs nationally, regionally at the Sukhava Bodhe Festival and locally as sponsors of the Chicago Full Moon Jam held at Foster Street Beach each month. Class tuition is $25, which includes all props and materials. Preregistration and prepayment is required to reserve your space. The class runs from 7:45 - 9pm. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to run. Sign up now to help ensure the class runs and see you there!

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Pyrotechniq provides a well-rounded, fully-immersed instructional experience for every student in the tools we offer. We cover all the various aspects that exist in the art of object manipulation ranging from the technical, to the beautiful, and from the physical to the ethereal. Dance and body awareness is equally as important in fire dance as proper technique. There is also a recognizable difference in the necessary elements of spinning for personal growth and enjoyment, and spinning for an audience. All of these factors will be taken into consideration with every student enrolled. We take into serious account the dangers involved in dealing with the element of fire and the legalities of fire play in various environments. Upon request, we can also build a customized workshop for larger groups fitted to the desired tool, schedules, purpose and interest of the students. Lessons invariably include elements of body movement, technical knowledge, and fire safety.
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