Category Archives: Upcoming Performances

Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

Lighting the night at the Rotunda last year
Lighting up the night at the Rotunda last year

We’ve been putting together a new show for our May 1st gig at the Rotunda- its going to be great! The lineup has a fun mix of fire and non-fire, and showcases some new skills and some new Luxies…. come on by! The Rotunda is a beautiful venue, right in West Philly. It is a FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)! Doors open at 7.

Here’s the line-up:

  • Giovana– Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music
  • Hooping by Sarah– Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop maker
  • Lux Arati– Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts
  • Plum Dragoness– Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts
  • 2nd Opinion– Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circus
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Glow in the Park

Love the Philly parks? Love Lux Arati? Combine the two! We’ve been asked to perform at the Glow-in-the-Park event on Thursday, October 25th. There’ll be a band and some lovely scenery, and we’ll be spinning fire around 7:20 PM. Join us and help support the park! Here’s the write-up:

GLOW-in-the-Park is our new fall event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build our network of park champions.

Enjoy a fun evening with other park lovers over a sampling of Philly mobile food truck fare, cocktails and music by Hazie Blu

FDR Park is a 348-acre park in South Philadelphia, featuring three lakes, a golf course, playing fields, a skate park and other recreational facilities.

The Fairmount Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization that exists to champion the Fairmount Park system.

All guests of GLOW-in-the-Park will receive an annual Membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy at the $50 level.
(at the $50 level)

Come on by our Dress Rehearsal!

The Russian Roulette Variety Show is having our final Philly based dress rehearsal on Saturday, June 23rd. Guess what? You’re all invited! Its going to be a fundraising dress rehearsal, to help pay the cost for fuel and fire insurance and other wonderful but expensive things the whole group needs to make the show go on. The dress rehearsal is being held at the basketball courts at the corner of Tilton St. and E. Sergeant St in Fishtown (map) and is currently scheduled to run from around to start at 8pm (suggested to show up around 7:45pm) Donations welcome and much appreciated!

Dress Rehearsal for PEX performance 2010

Lux Arati will be performing, as will the lovely Penny Treats and always show-stopping Iconic Fire. Plus lots of other acts. Here’s the official write-up:

The Russian Roulette Variety Show will debut once again at PEX Summer Festival 2012! Please join us for our newest tantalizing showcase of the hottest, most enticing performances set to our very own MC of the hour, Mr. Michael Nighttime. This year’s lineup features performers from Philly (Lux Arati, The Penny Treats, Iconic Fire), Baltimore and DC (Electrocute, Drex) all the way to Florida (Miss Egypt) as well as cutting-edge international acts and performers. R.R.V.S. is part of a PEX tradition of stellar performance art, utilizing a traveling sideshow style framework to showcase acts ranging from circus arts, fire performance, burlesque, object manipulation, tribal bellydance, acrobatics and so much more.

Hope to see you there!

Poet-tree En Motion

Did you miss us at Karnival? Or do you prefer your fiery entertainment in a non-party environment? Poet-tree En Motion is just for you! We’ll be performing at the 2012 Annual Spring Fundraiser, on Wednesday, May 16th. The event kicks off at 7 and goes till around 10, and is held at the Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street West Philly, PA 19104).

Here’s the write-up:

Each event of the ongoing Poet-tree En Motion performance series highlights the work of Resident Performance Artist; ”Plum Dragoness” (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) & the acts she features according to theme of the community event. This is the final seasonal event of the 2012 spring series. This season finale is a special annual event & includes a SILENT AUCTION with items ranging from antiques, art, estate/handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, goods & services, etc. In addition to GUEST ARTIST PERFORMANCES & provided REFRESHMENTS… 

Performance Acts:

Plus visual projections to stimulate the retinas by VJ Kevlar, & digable dubstep & jungle beats to move them funky feet w/ DJ SoundJack & DJ Hydrophonic!

*Suggested Donation is PWYC/$5-$20…