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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:Hi, all.My troupe was performing (just minor gigs)during the spring and summer as "Cirque du Flambe". I had a hunch this would be a temporary name as it was a pretty obvious play on words so someone else was probably using it. This turned out to be true.Our name now is "The Ash Circle". I'm hoping no one is using this. This has been discussed for stage names, but I couldn't find a string like it for troupe names, so here goes...If you perform as a troupe, what's your name? What would you like it to be? Tell us about yourselves: the number of members, level of professional activity, any gripping soap operas and love triangles in your midst? Do you eat together? pick bugs out of each others' hair? that sort of thing...

-Rick aka Loki
oh, man, a signature?... uuh... this is like coming across wet cement... uuh, shoot, I had something clever I was saving... I hope I don't run out of sp

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SorchaTheFlaming
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Location: Calgary alberta Canada
Member Since: 26th Jun 2001
Total posts: 235
Posted:I think instead of the flaming idiots we could think of something really creativeSpontanious muff combustion strikes me as fitting... *l*:P

Teach tolerance, not competition.
Send food, not bombs.

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Thistle
Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:No sweetie it was not just your imagination. While you are handsome and not so abrupt as some people thought, you are going to have to stop believeing you're still young. After all you will be 28 in 5 weeks!
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Are we nearly there yet?

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jentheroo
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Location: brighton
Member Since: 21st Nov 2001
Total posts: 7
Posted:Hey you twirling guys!We are a troupe of 5 in Brighton and are called CYBERSECTS which is a fab name!!! You can see us at STORM and are more fetish based shows ,at the one and only ORIONSGATEJENTHEROO

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smilee
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Location: San Diego,CA,USA
Member Since: 20th Sep 2001
Total posts: 40
Posted:We've recently started a group here in san diego, we call ourselves "Thermotrance". There are only three members so far. We haven't done any "official" shows yet, but we have been invited to entertain "The International Law Society" in February. We hope to start entertaining for private partys soon, our february show will pobibally help get the word out.

later - Smilee

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tallicaburton
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Location: Troy, NY for school (Austin, T...
Member Since: 23rd Nov 2001
Total posts: 51
Posted:Someone wrote about Flaming Idiots...there is a juggling group in Texas called the Flaming Idiots...yeah...that's about all i have to say about that....Peace-Tallica

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Post deleted by Cantus

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:Woohoo! Old thread to bump!

Anyway, I was thinking about a name for a Fire Performance pair. We're not really a troupe, because there is going to be between 2-5 of us. We could use a name, and for reference, these are off-limits:

The Ash Circle
Cult du feu
Dragonfire
Fire Works Dance Co.
Fireworks
Thermogenesis
Cabiri
PyroSutra
Pyrotica
Pyrotechnique
Cirque Du Flambe
FireFlies
Fireflys
Fuego Boys
Fuego Girls
Fire Fairies
Pheonix Tribe
Pheonix Society
Dragon Tribe
Belly of the Dragon
Circ de Fuego
Pyromorph
Wick Effect
Thermal Echo
Fire at Random
The Flaming Butterflies
Memory and Dreams
Fireweavers
Luna Flare
Earthdream
Anthelion
Centrifugal Burn
Burn!
Firestorm
Flamethrowers
GotFire?
Midnight Sun
Esoterotica
Orbital Bliss
Pyrogeist
Flam Chen
DEATH GUILD
THE FLAMING PUSSIES
The Third Degree
Ignis Devoco
Firetribe
Thermotrance

I was thinking "Promethean Gift" or possibly "Flame Kin". I am completely open to any suggestions for nifty names, and also notice of any more names that are currently in use, and should be avoided. "Solar Fire" was another one...

@Cantus: Do you feel old? wink ubblol


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:There are also The Burn Unit, Pele's Element (no association to me), Farenheight (an aerial fire troupe), Tan Tien, Chi-Burners,
Solare, Solar Flare, Solar Fire, Solar Blast, Fyrae, Pheonix Rising, and there are 3 Flaming Idiot groups now

...at one point there was 1337....for more just look on the listings for the COL vidoes, as I am sure there are tonnes I am missing.


I do not envy anyone trying to find either a stage name or a troupe name not taken. Bleh.


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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_FSA_
_FSA_

now comes with skydiving license
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Austr...
Member Since: 14th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1627
Posted:well this is us, The Suitcase Circus.

3 person circus, all girls, 2 sisters (myself and Ilsanya) and one close friend (Raro) who is practically family as she basically lives at our house smile we do street theatre shows mainly, busking at events or we get hired. brings in the cash though tongue

originally it was just Ilsanya and i, and we were just a fire twirling act. back the we were called Stella Urwa (elvish for Sisters of Fire) but then we became more of a circus doing contortion, acrobalance and other cool stuff and we got our wonderful new member smile so we became The Suitcase Circus. we chose this name mainly becasue all our gear we carry around in suitcases, and at the start of our show Critt (our other member) comes out of the suitcase.

recently we have discovered that there are in fact other Suitcase Circus' and also Circus in a Suitcase. fortunately i dont think they are based in Australia so we are fairly safe...

well i think i stopped making sense a while ago, but i hope you come up with a name. one way we thought of to get a name was to put lots of words that we felt were relevant (or not ubbloco ) and put then in a hat, then drew them out. we came up with some interesting combinations but settled on The Suitcase Circus instead. smile


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Dont forget: Pyroflow, Carpe Ignem, and of course, Flame Oz.

Oh, and United Chains of Fire is taken too wink


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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted:te POOKa biggrin (love triangles : a few. not tricky with over three hundred people performed in last three years)
solar hug
nocturnal sunshine biggrin
carnival of the divine imagination kiss wink


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Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:

PYROTATION

is offically off limits to everyone in the WORLD!!!!

its my group of friends who spin casually every tuesday at parliment house lawns in hobart and do occasional gigs. one of the groups little brothers made it up a year or two ago, and since then we've made some t-shirts wink. there are about 10 of us in the group but its very rare that we're all together for a spin or a show.

so, fear PYROTATION, for tis a wikid name biggrin (we think its the best wink )


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:Alright, so more and more of these names are looking off limits... anyone got good ideas for a name that isn't taken? After an hour of thinking my brain has basically stalled. I can't think of any more ways to fit "Fire" and "Spinning" into a group name! "Fire Good Inc" was another one I had this morning, but I think that isn't really very good...
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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

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Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility

Dont forget: Pyroflow, Carpe Ignem, and of course, Flame Oz.

Oh, and United Chains of Fire is taken too wink



Thats the only one's I could think of from the top of my head ubblol


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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:wave

Ahem.

Me too smile

Ok, so FirePoise seems a bit unimaginative... but, we're dancers (poise etc, le sigh) and noone in this country has seen poi before... so it's good for the clients too.

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:that was tripped, i swear there was a post by lemonkey here a second ago............the ghosts of hop stirke!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Its possibly a good idea to not pay attention to Lemonkey... I did once, and we both got into a lot of trouble for it. wink ubbangel

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Hastings Spin
Whoop!


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Just remembered... Pyraddickted

Booya! biggrin


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Is everyone forgetting Burnt Toast?

I think the idea of having a name in another language is a good one...

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Also sometimes has more of a ring to it, and is a bit more memorable than a play on words that you just made up (kinda like the one above wink )


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Be Water My Friend.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Shaddap. wink

We got us a gig in september, biatch. tongue

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The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:after trading briefly under a few names, ive now settled in with someone i know as 'phoenix entertainment'

there are two of us, though we bring in extras if we need it for the gig.

we do any combination of fire spinning, fire eating, juggling, acro, magic, escapology, statueing and freak stuff and have performed on large stages, on the street, small stages, doing walkaround etc.

cheers, pete hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:I forgot Pyrogasm.

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:*sniggers* pyrogasm, he he he............

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:I think any group or member of the board with the word "pyro" in,

should be branded as having "not much imagination"



wink



"Fire" on the other hand... well, thats different.


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: Sethis
@Cantus: Do you feel old?

Not really cos I'm now 5. Which is lots younger.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:pyrotation has heaps of imagination!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what about a person that always uses the same 4 letters for their name, you do realise there are 22 other letters you could use!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ubbloco


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Thats the whole point!
ubbloco


confused


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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:its a trap!!!!!!! pryo for EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

Does it really matter?

Performance group names aren't for the benefit of other spinners after all - surely they're for random non-spinnery clients?


Getting to the other side smile

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