Ignite Your Night!

Events

From fire dance to aerials and acrobatics, these performances can be designed to fascinate and entrance viewers or create decadent ambience. All performances dazzle and excite while maintaining the utmost standards for safety.

While her performances are central to her offering, Tammy Firefly also provides professional guidance and a creative vision that ensures that each occasion is a memorable and positive experience for both hosts and audiences. Whether performing at corporate events, outdoor festivals, or night clubs and concerts, each act can be designed to enhance the theme and character of all venues.

April 2013 – April 2014

Apr 6 Sat
Aerial Fabric Workshop: Act Development @ Voler: Thieves Of Flight
12:30 pm – Sunday @ 3:30 pm
Aerial Fabric Workshop: Act Development @ Voler: Thieves Of Flight

Throughout this two day aerial intensive, we will cover many aspects of Aerial Fabric. Starting with ground moves that will translate into the air, exercises which will focus on body awareness, core strength, flexibility and conditioning. We will also focus on technical transitions and sequences to help expand your aerial repartee’ while touching on act development, providing tips, skills, and techniques to build confidence and grace, on the ground and in the air.

Day 1: ….. 12:30-3:30
Building your aerial repartee and combining Sequences.
We will begin with ground warm ups to prepare our bodies for the air, working on flexibility, conditioning, building body awareness and how to establish your balance from the core. We will cover multiple climbs, transitions, and techniques used from the hip key position (also known as hip lock). Various techniques will be explored and participants will work on building their own sequences.

Prerequisite for Day 1:
Students should be comfortable on the fabric with basic moves (at least one type of climb), hip keys and straddle backs. Participants should be able to maintain positions in the air for at least one minute.

Day 2: ……. 12:30-3:30
Act Development
We will take the sequences learned in Day 1 and begin building them into
an act. The focus of this class is to build student confidence, develop
and incorporate unique character work, and fine-tune their interaction between the silk and the audience. Activities on Day 2 will also cover
music selection, working with form and body lines, using multiple
dimensions within the air for speed, body extension techniques, and
using height and the space around you to enhanced your performance impact.
Prerequisite:
Students should be comfortable with their climbs, know a few small sequences,and be able to remain in the air for at least one minute.

Preparation for the workshops:
Through the next few weeks, please train as much as you can with climbs, straddle ups and your HIP KEY!!! Be inspired and work out hard, preparing your body but do not over-exhausting (training?)!! Also, please prepare an approximate one minute sequence that you can share with the group…It could be anything… This is not about the
moves or the technique you use, but this work will be applied into a fun
collective activity. So please don’t worry to much about it, just through together a few of your favorite sequences.
Things to think about:
We encourage you to enroll in both days of classes, but this is not
mandatory. If you can only come the second day, please prepare a one to
two minute sequence that you can apply to Act Development. Please
prepare your body appropriately through the next few weeks as the
workshop will be rather intense, but very rewarding. We will move rather quickly but listening to our body so we don’t get burned out or injured. This two day workshop will be great for all levels so please don’t get discouraged if you are rather new to Aerials……Just know you will be pushed in a supportive and positive
way through out the days of this event!!
What to bring:
Tights, sticky spray or chalk (this may be supplied by your studio).
Bring healthy light weight snacks such as fruits/veggies, and protein bars.
Please bring something to write on and a STILL CAMERA or VIDEO CAMERA. It is highly recommended that you take notes and film parts of this workshop.
Looking forward to seeing you at this event. Be ready to have fun and learn lots of new things!
March sat 23 and sun 24

$120 both days
$70 for one day
I encourage both days

SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE pre-register!

Apr 7 Sun
Planes, Precision and Twins Hoop Workshop @ West Bottoms Group, LLC Building
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Planes, Precision and Twins Hoop Workshop @ West Bottoms Group, LLC Building

PREREGISTER HERE:

There are two different portions of this workshop. First 1.5hr will be ‘Planes, Precision all off body’ followed by ‘Twins, Flowing with Two’

LOCATION: West Bottoms Group, LLC. Building at 1417 W 11th St. Kansas City, MO 64101 in the Guston-Bacon building.

DIRECTIONS:Across the street from Restaurant Depot in the West Bottoms. Park in the restaurant depot parking lot, in front of the building, or anywhere except for in the lot where the semi-tractor trailers are parked across the street from the entrance, you will get towed. Enter through the front door and take the stairs to the left to the third floor.

WHEN: Mon March 25
Time : 5:30 – 8:30pm
COST: $60
SPACE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 15 PARTICIPANTS SO PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

http://tammyfirefly.com/event/planes-precision-and-twins-hoop-workshop-2/

5:30 – 7:00pm
PLANES AND PRECISION, OFF BODY
This is an off body hoop workshop that will explain the fundamentals of controlling your planes and drawing attention to the outer space around you, while working with illusions, tosses, and body rolls. We will focus on precision, technical shapes and movements to help you find your flow off the body.

PREREQUISITES;
This off body hoop workshop is designed for hoopers who already have a basic understanding of their hoop, and are comfortable with a steady flow. It is recommended but not mandatory that you know a few off body sequences.

7:00 – 8:30pm
TWIN HOOPS – FLOWING WITH TWO
In this workshop we will expand the limitations of a three beat wave, body tracers , threading the needle and we will throw in a few tosses to the mix! We will work on the thumb roll so you can move freely with your turns and twists, while focusing on speed, planes and your hoop’s direction. This workshop is inspired by poi moves, so knowing a little poi is recommended but not mandatory. This section will also help expand your practice within your poi. There will be lots of fun stuff in this workshop!!

PREREQUISITE
Be comfortable with handling two hoops, either on body or off body. Have a basic understanding of planes, direction, and the three beat wave? Your knowing a little poi is a plus but again not mandatory.

WHAT TO BRING
Bring you hoops, comfortable clothes, water and a light healthy snack. It is highly recommended that you take notes and film parts of this workshop, so bring something to write on and a video camera!

I am looking forward to seeing you all at this event. Be ready to have fun and learn lot of new things!!

Apr 12 Fri
Lucidity Festival @ Live Oak Campground
Apr 12 – Monday all-day
Lucidity Festival  @ Live Oak Campground

Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we co-create this festival experience with YOU! We invite you to come play with us, get involved with one of our six themed villages, call together your totem tribe, bring art, lead a workshop, spark a spontaneous flash mob, embody a character from your dreams, be silly and wild and free! We bring together a world class lineup of musical talent and weave them together with the sounds and vibrations of our beloved local stars. Our galleries showcase the sickest fine art the region has to offer, enriching the festival as a visual voyage. Art installations pleasure participants with multi-sensory stimulation while themed environments create intimate settings for personal connections. Lucidity’s environmental commitment is to leave Live Oak better than before.

When we become lucid in our dreams, we realize ourselves as infinite potential, we let go of fear, and we are free to create that which we want to see in the world. Bring those visions, those possibilities, and that delicious conscious energy with you to Lucidity and wake up in the dream.

Apr 21 Sun
Sacred Circularities
Apr 21 – April 28, 2013 all-day
Sacred Circularities

The physical body has a kind of coherence, that is, each cell however different contributes to the experience of our bodies as a unified entity through which we can see, feel, hear, touch and taste. The invisible communication of our cells makes our existence intelligible because it it fully integrated. And since integration can happen within and between systems, we can think of integration as the coherent expression of an individual, a community, a planet or a universe. For the Year of Integration, the fourth year of the Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance retreat in Bali, we’ll use the momentum of movement to help us occupy the space of crystalline clarity. We’ll use our voices, our ability to shape sound to create a sharp arrow of intent for the well-being of ourselves and our neighbors. In the same way that water molecules elegantly organize themselves in response to the energy around it, our words, supported by the dynamics of dance, will resonate with amazing geometric beauty and purpose. That level of integration comes from the total uncompromising love and acceptance of everything we are. Integration is fearlessness. The complete package of You, in it’s stunning countenance must be absorbed and integrated in order for peace to be the standard. The Sacred Circularities community fulfills the desire to be perceived by all of the senses of the other. And, in exchange for the gift of being seen, we reveal a mirrored wisdom; the timeless, boundless, brilliance that each of us possess and embody. Integration is deep knowing. It’s the springboard of confidence and awareness that buoys us while we navigate the great Mysteries of Life.

Retreat registration includes 7 days of immersion into hoop dance and movement meditation including accommodation (double occupancy), breakfast, airport pick-up, excursions (for on-site registrants) and all workshops.

Plus, unlimited access to all the amenities of our amazing retreat center, Ananda Cottages. Take a walk through gorgeous Balinese ricefields every morning, relax at one of the property’s three swimming pools, enjoy the sounds of traditional Balinese music and witness the daily honoring of the Gods of Bali at the retreat center’s many on-property shrines.

May 30 Thu
Fire Drums
May 30 – Sunday all-day

FireDrums is an event that brings together flow artists from around the world with the mission of uniting the cultures of fire dancing, fire performance arts, and flow arts. It strives to achieve this mission by organizing events where participants can creatively explore, share, and teach their art forms in a safe and inspiring environment.

FireDrums XI will be held May 30 – June 2, 2013 in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains east of San Francisco. More information regarding the venue, ticket sales, workshops, vending, and more will be posted prior to the event. You can always get the latest by visiting the FireDrums Facebook page

Jan 17 Fri
Lyra Workshop in San Luis Obispo @ Suspended Motion
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTER HERE:










WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Through out this workshop we will cover many aspects of aerial hoop, also know as lyra or in french Cerceau.

We will begin with ground moves focusing on body awareness, core strength, flexibility, and conditioning.

Moving into transitions and techniques used in the lyra.
We will explore sequences and work towards building an act, while focusing on confidence and incorporating unique character into your performance.

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PREREQUISITE:
All levels welcome

LOCATION:
Suspended Motion
207 Suburban Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA
www.suspendedmotion.net

DATE:
Frieday Jan 17, 2014

TIME:
6:00 – 8:00pm

COST:
$45
Space is limited so Please preregister (but not mandatory)

PREPARATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP:
Through the next few weeks, please train as much as you can! Be inspired, stretch alot and train hard. :)

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your tights, sticky spray or chalk, some healthy light weight snacks such as fruit, veggies, or protein bars. Something to write on and a Video Camera. It is highly recommended that you take notes and film parts of this workshop so you have reference after the course!

Thank you for participating and I look forward to this workshop!

Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Tammy Firefly
Info@TammyFireFly.com

Jan 18 Sat
The Phoenix Benefit Gathering in Big Sur
2:00 pm – Sunday @ 2:00 am

GET TICKETS HERE:





DONATE:





On December 15th, a wildfire rapidly swept through one of Big Sur’s most populated ridges, scorching 917 Acres and destroying 34 homes leaving many family’s homeless and with no personnel belongings. LuvLab is collaborating with Rise Big Sur to provide a benefit gathering to help those people in need.

Join us in Big Sur for an evening of music, flow arts entertainment, performances, family, and friends.

All proceeds will go directly to those who were affected by the Big Sur fire.

Presale tickets are $50.00
$60.00 at the door

All donations are highly appreciated and no donation is to small

Music line up:
Tropo Musik – http://facebook.com/tropo.musik
Kevin Dayspring

Performing arts – Hoop, contortion, aerial, dance, and more…
Tammy Firefly – www.TammyFireFly.com
Adelaide Marcus – www.artbyadelaide.com
Rosalia Webster – www.facebook.com/saliemoon?fref=ts
Lei Lei de Kirby – www.facebook.com/leilei.dekirby?fref=ts
Paige Wyatt – www.facebook.com/paigewyatt?fref=ts

Aerial show from
www.suspendedmotion.net
San Luis Obispo’s leading aerial school

Special Ceremony performance

MORE GOODIES TBA;

Thank you for your love and support.

Jan 20 Mon
Aerial Fabric Workshop in Oakland @ Monster Aerial Studio
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Here:











WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Throughout this workshop we will cover many aspects of Aerial Fabric. Starting with ground moves that will later translate into the air, exercises to focus on body awareness, core strength, flexibility, and conditioning. We will cover multiple climbs, transitions and techniques used from the hip key position (also known as hip lock). Various techniques will be explored and participants will
endeavor towards building a sequence. We will also work on the evolution of your act, while focusing on building confidence and incorporating your unique character into the performance. In this workshop we will also fine-tune your interaction between the silk and your audience.

LOCATION: Monster Aerial Studio
2515 Magnolia st.
Oakland, CA

DATE : Monday Jan 20

TIME: 6:00 – 9:00pm

COST: $65
Limited space available so please pre-register

PREREQUISITE:
You should be comfortable on the fabric and have down some basic moves, at least two types of climbs, hip key’s, and straddles. Participants should be able to maintain positions in the air for at least one minute, with possess that will inspire and build towards their act.

PREPARATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP:
Through the next few weeks, please train as much as you can with climbs, straddle ups, and your HIP KEY! Be inspired and work out hard but DO NOT over do it and become exhausted! Please prepare an approximate one
minute sequence that you can share with the group. It could be anything. Remember this is not about the moves or techniques you use; this routine will be applied in a fun collective activity during the workshop.

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring your tights, sticky spray or chalk, and some healthy light weight snacks such as fruit, veggies, or protein bars. It would also be very smart to bring something to write on and a Video Camera. It is highly recommended that you take notes and film parts of this workshop so you can refresh you memory after the event.

Feb 12 Wed
Bringing Circus Arts To India
Feb 12 – April 1, 2014 all-day
Bringing Circus Arts To India

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The Vision
When I travel the world my goal is to spread joy through movement and circus arts.

Ever since I embarked on my first world tour in 2007, I’ve been inspired to bring flow and circus equipment to kids in need. Last year I visited schools in Bali and this last Christmas I delivered toys to orphanages. This year Im going to study in India and bring toys to gift to children in need.

My vision is to bring flow and circus arts to kids around the world.

I hope to improve the lives of others while working on my own personal growth.

With your help, I will bring the dream of creative physical expression to children on the streets, schools, and orphanages of India while traveling from Goa to Rishikesh studying Yoga and meditation.

Your contribution creates children’s laughter.

You support kids shifting their bodies through space as they learn to express themselves through movement with toys such as Hulu-hoops, poi, juggling equipment and other circus props. Your funds teach children how to interact with the world through joyous physicality, dance, and circus arts.

Together we create something greater than I could alone!

What will the donations be used for?
Your contribution will help fund this trip.

The donations will allow me to bring a larger number of toys to India, allow me to visit more orphanages, off set travel costs, baggage fees, daily expenses, and make it possible for me to dedicate more time in India to work for the betterment of children.

What do you get in return?
Besides the satisfaction of knowing underprivileged children will be getting your gift of flow, you’ll also receive some wonderful gifts of your own!

~ For donations of $50, you’ll receive a hand written thank you post card from India!

~ For donations of $100, you’ll receive a group aerial stretch and strength class for you and two of your friends.

~ For donations of $200 you’ll receive three private flow classes of your choice, either poi, hoop, staff or double staff! (plus you can bring a friend or two, if you want)

~ For donations of $300 you’ll receive three private aerial classes of your choice, on either silks or lyra! (you can also bring a friend or two, if you want)

The Impact

Children are the future.

What they learn now turns into the building blocks of how they will treat themselves and others when they grow up. Children who have physical outlets, toys that allow them to develop a conscious connection to their bodies, are children that will be ready to tackle the problems of the future.

This isn’t the first project I’ve spearheaded to bring laughter to kids.

This one is the next step.

This is bigger.

Please help me make a larger impact on my quest to bring light and laughter to at risk kids around the world.

Other ways you can help!
If you can’t donate money, time helping me craft the equipment, or already made props or toys!

Spread the word to your friends, collect child sized Hulu-hoops, or pass around a donation box for old flow toys.

Every little bit helps and I appreciate you supporting me in this vision.

Apr 11 Fri
Lucidity Festival
4:00 pm – Monday @ 5:00 pm
Lucidity Festival

Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we co-create this festival experience with YOU! We invite you to come play with us, get involved with one of our seven themed villages, call together your star family, bring art, lead a workshop, spark a spontaneous flash mob, embody a character from your dreams, be silly and wild and free! We bring together a world class lineup of musical talent and weave them together with the sounds and vibrations of our beloved local stars. Our galleries showcase the sickest fine art the region has to offer, enriching the festival as a visual voyage. Art installations pleasure participants with multi-sensory stimulation while themed environments create intimate settings for personal connections. Lucidity’s environmental commitment is to leave Live Oak better than before.

When we become lucid in our dreams, we realize ourselves as infinite potential, we let go of fear, and we are free to create that which we want to see in the world. Bring those visions, those possibilities, and that delicious conscious energy with you to Lucidity and wake up in the dream.