Have I really been so remiss in keeping up that I never posted our performance from Parade Of Spirits? I perhaps was waiting until I had cut the video I (still) have queued up that is more of a highlight of the whole event, rather than a documentation of our show. However… as a freelancer it seems my own projects tend to get back-seated the most, so that one is still in the hopper. So. Here’s our show from Parade of Spirits, that I am much delayed in posting. A Latin invocation! Kids performing with fire! The Krampus Stomp! Oh and a totally amazing stage set made by Michelle and Tim, without whom we’d be a lost bunch of fire performers.
If you’re in Philly and you haven’t heard of the Front Street Cafe in Fishtown yet… this is the event for you. The Cafe is a really great space, owned and operated by some good friends of ours. They’ve been in a soft open for a little bit, but are having a week of festivities for their Grand Opening. We’re excited to be spinning some fire for their Saturday night entertainment. It’s predicted to be pretty cold, but we’re set with layers and hand warmers, and there are windows so all the warm patrons inside can watch the performance in comfort 🙂 We’ll be spinning from 11pm to around 12, for a late-night happy hour. We might even be joined by some other fiery friends, so it’ll totally be worth braving the cold for!
Additional info about the event can be found on their facbeook event page here. The cafe is located at 1253 N. Front St., one block north of Girard station on the El. Some write-ups about the great space can be found here and here. The TL;DR- great space, friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic food with lots of options for omnivores, vegans & gluten-free folk.
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.
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…
We’ll be part of the Red Square Stage entertainment for Bangarang’s Karnival… Keep an eye out for the lovely Penny Treats and inspiring Iconic Fire- a show not to be missed!
“At Karnival, my lovelies, you are in for a treat that can’t be beat! We have searched far and wide for the brilliantly bizarre to delight and entertain you, ladies and gentlemen. This is all for you, ladies and gentlemen. And you are most fortunate, for we did indeed quite succeed in tracking down the not nearly bombastic, but the truely fantastic. So wake up, ladies and genltemen! I am proud to introduce to you, KARNIVAL.”