Fire It Up - Fire Performer - Auckland

Type: Circus act

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Talofa Lava. . . Are you looking to liven up a function, conference or special occasion?
Discover the excitement of the Samoan Fire Dance!

The fire knife is a traditional Samoan cultural implement that is used in ceremonial dances. It was originally composed of a machete wrapped in towels on both ends with a portion of the blade exposed in the middle. Tribal performers of fire knife dancing (or Siva Afi as it is called in Samoa) dance while twirling the knife and doing other acrobatic stunts. The towels are set afire during the dances thus explaining the name.

Expert in the art of traditional Samoan “nifo oti” or “siva afi” (the fire- knife dance) and can perform all Pacific Island dance styles (Samoan, Cook Island, Maori… etc).
Languages: Samoan & English
Began training as a fire knife dancer at the age of 8 years.
Winner: World Fire Knife Competition - 2000, Apia Samoa
1st Runner up: World Fire Knife Competition- 2002, Pago Pago American Samoa
*Semi-finalist: World Fire Knife Competition - 2003, Hawaii
(*Ranked 4th best fire dancer in the world).

Entertainment work:Margarita’s Dance Troop: Apia, Samoa 1991 – 2003
Aggie Grey’s Hotel: Apia, Samoa 1996 – 2004
Siva Afi / Ailao Club: Apia, Samoa 2001 – 2004
Pacific Xpressions: Auckland, NZ 2005 – 2006
Selected to represent Samoa as fire dancer at Liu Fu Village theme park, Taiwan – 2001, 2002 and 2003
Selected to represent Samoa and New Zealand as fire dancer for the Dubai Shopping Festival – 2005 and 2006

Pacific Beat "Fire Dance feature" (interviewed) 8th Oct 2005
Opening of AB game 2006Live Performance:
TVNZ Goodmorning Show 2012
NZ got talent 2012

Pasifika Festival (opening night) - Auckland, NZ 2005
Pacific Prosperity Conference - Auckland, NZ 2005
Samoa Sports Awards - Auckland, NZ 2005
Opening of Vector Arena: 2006
Pacific festival: 2007 & 2008
Launch of Pacific Pearl cruise ship: 2010
Premier of 'Spartacus': 2011
Fundraising for animals in the pacific: 2011
International Thai Boxing event: 2012
Lake-house Arts Festival: 2012
Indian Auckland Community gathering: 2012
Pacific Dance School: 2012-present
Deepavali Festival: 2012
Pacific Direct Line: 2012
Tempo Dance Festival: 2012
Glen Innes Carnival : 2012

Ideal for: special Greeting Feature, Cameo spectacular entertainment corporate function, private party, wedding, conference, community event

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