2014 Krampuslauf

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Every year Philadelphia Krampuslauf gets bigger and better! This year was no exception. There’s something about the crowd, the collaboration, the excitement…. everyone is really there to have a great time. The costumes are consistently amazing. I wish that we could march with the parade, but we’re usually setting up for the show. We had our full group this year, which was a ton of fun. Lots of fur (we scrabbled around at local thrift stores to find the real stuff… you want to singe, not melt!) and home made horns- we even got to use the AMAZING headdresses that Xtina made a few years ago. (They’re also going to be displayed at the Krampuslauf exhibit at iMPeRFeCT Gallery in January — “UNVERIFIED PERSONAL GNOSIS: KRAMPUSLAUF PHILADELPHIA, PARADE OF SPIRITS”)

Enough rambling. Photos!!! These photos are all copyright their respective photographers, who we thank profusely for allowing us to share here.

Krampus AND the first Philly Flow Social!

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We are going to be some busy ladies on December 13th! First… Krampuslauf!! Krampuslauf2014PosterOne of our favorite events of the year! We’ve got some fun stuff planned, including a mini kids showcase as an opening act- right after the procession and before we light up the stage. Really can’t wait. Our fingers are crossed that the weather is a bit better than last year… as always, its a free family-friendly event, so bundle up the kidlets and come on by! There’s even going to be a food truck with some special Krampuslauf dishes.

Then, if you’re in Philly anyway, why not come by the first ever Flow Social?? It’s a non-fire event, but that means its in a warm and toasty indoor location, so a perfect place to thaw after Krampuslauf. There’s a great lineup, its definitely worth checking out. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Happy Halloween

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We had a lot of fun this Halloween over at the Twisted Tail for the second year in a row. Whenever we perform in public there are always countless lenses aimed at us… I do the best I can to track down photos that are made public (thank you, geotagged instagram posts!) but occasionally I manage to touch base with some actual photographers on-site. Thank you so much, J. Allen, for following up on the business card quickly forced into your hand by a sweaty and sooty fire dancer! Check out more of his work here.

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Lux Arati Promo by Assembly Pix

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Last summer a few of us got together with the great folks over at Assembly, an awesome production company based in nearby Manayunk, to shoot a quick scene for a project they were working on. The final project hasn’t come out yet, but they recently put together an awesome little promo for us from the footage we got that night. Take a look! (They wrote about the project on their blog over here.)

What a weekend

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Wow. We’re all basking in the glow that was a wonderful PEX Summer Fest. The entire cast of the Russian Roulette Variety show was beyond phenomenal. Our theme camp was well received and well utilized, even hosting as the backdrop for SETU Tribe’s pre-performance prep video footage. Before the effigy burn, past Lux Arati member and good friend Jeximé spun firework poi, and Vinny and Terry (both who have been super supportive with helping us up our game this year) spun laser dragon staffs. Can’t get much better than that!

Photos and footage are still coming in, and I’ll add up a separate page once we have a good number of them, but for now, here’s a photo from Carter Smith of Czartography, and a still from the video footage that I’m still sifting through. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the show, a part of the weekend and who helped capture it all.

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Michelle's amazing fire breath

Michelle’s amazing fire breath

 

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