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Ase Anthony
Ase Anthony

It's my burn life and i'll burn if I want to!!
Location: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2007
Total posts: 76
Posted:Kinetic Fire is a 4 day fire performers paradise, designed to provide a fun and open-share communal environment in which spinners from all over the Mid-West and the world can learn, teach, and advance together in the spinning arts. A sister event to FireDrums, Kinetic Fire focuses heavily on a strong participant led workshop program, spread across a diverse range of object manipulation and fire related disciplines. Fire enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in this rare opportunity for growth and development as a fire artist, with other motivated members of the fire family.

Kinetic Fire will host a plethora of regional, national, and international talent, but the most important part of Kinetic Fire is YOU! Have a skill you would like to share?




Kinetic Fire Official Website

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JuggleSean
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Location: EARTH
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2009
Total posts: 116
Posted:Ase,

Thank you very much for posting this. Really awesome instructor lineup! I am sold. I was going to go to Wild Fire Retreat in May, but it is happening three times this year, so I will attend a later date. I am excited to meet you in person. See you on the other side.

Also, I found this on the WildFire Tribe.net page.
Listing of all major USA fire performing events this year.

Sunfire Retreat in Arizona March 25-27 www.elementalartistry.com/ NEW this year

Kinetic Fire in Illinois May 12-15 www.kineticfire.org NEW this year

Fire Drums in California May 19-22 www.firedrums.org

Wildfire in Connecticut May 20-23 www.wildfireretreat.com

Camp Fire in Minnesota June 10-13 www.campfireretreat.com

Wildfire in Connecticut Aug 19-22 www.wildfireretreat.com

Pacific Fire Gathering in Oregon Sept 15-18 www.pacificfiregathering.com

Wildfire in Connecticut Sept 16-19 www.wildfireretreat.com


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The Prodigy

Member Since: 5th Dec 2008
Total posts: 82
Posted:YAY For Awesomeness closer to home! I cant wait to be there!

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Ase Anthony
Ase Anthony

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Location: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2007
Total posts: 76
Posted:Awesome Sean I can't wait to meet ya there buddy!! And thanks for that line up upcoming events very useful!!

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The Prodigy

Member Since: 5th Dec 2008
Total posts: 82
Posted:The workshop submission button works now!

A little birdie told me that PoiBoy is teaching FOUR classes here!


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:Quote:Also, I found this on the WildFire Tribe.net page.
Listing of all major USA fire performing events this year.

Not exactly. Those are a listing of all the events (with the exception of elemental artistry) that are being put on, (although there has been no public confirmation of this) by one group/company/organization. It is not a complete listing, heck one could argue that Burningman is the biggest fire performing event of they year, not to mention all of the regional burns and it/they is/are not in your list.

It seems more like advertising on the wildfire forum than a comprehensive list, just something to keep in mind smile


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JuggleSean
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Location: EARTH
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2009
Total posts: 116
Posted:Originally Posted By: fNi
Those are a listing of all the events (with the exception of elemental artistry) that are being put on, (although there has been no public confirmation of this) by one group/company/organization.

Why do you assume these events are being put on by the same group/company/organization? After reading about each events history, I was under the impression that they were created and maintained by independent volunteers. I don't think these people are advertising, it seems more like sharing. grouphug

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Listing of all major USA fire performing events this year.

I should have been more specific here. These events listed focus primarily on object manipulation. I agree this isn't a comprehensive list of events where fire dancing is performed. These events are 100% about fire performing for fire performers. weavesmiley juggle

Obviously, Burning Man (and regional burns) are working on something bigger than just fire dancing. hug smile


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The Prodigy

Member Since: 5th Dec 2008
Total posts: 82
Posted:Every event on that list is the product of the fire community working together to build and grow itself.

Some of the events you listed have similar organizers, and do overlap in some areas. However they are definitely not put on by one "group" or "company"


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fNi
fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:Originally Posted By: OhioSean
Why do you assume these events are being put on by the same group/company/organization? After reading about each events history, I was under the impression that they were created and maintained by independent volunteers.


The design of the websites are nearly identical (ex - survival guide, layout, class schedule), as are the use of photographs from Wildfire that appear on the KineticFire website. The one privacy policy that you can read is on PacificFire's website and states

Originally Posted By: PacificFire website
Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

www.wildfireretreat.com
21 Conant St. Salem, MA 01970 info@wildfireretreat.com

While I agree that the organizations may not be linked, the WF website was recently changed so that a person that was a member of WF was automatically on the email lists of the other events. I don't know about the other events, but this was the email we got.

Originally Posted By: email
We have just completed a project to combine all of the individual databases in to one master database

Unless they were all part of the same entity this would seem to run afoul of the privacy policy.

The events as far as I know were created by separate people, but I don't know about the maintenance. smile

All this being said, the events still look wicked and I wish I had the free time to go. Props to everyone who helps make these events happen. Hopefully this makes sense hug smile


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Midkiff
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Location: Carmi, Illinois
Member Since: 29th Nov 2009
Total posts: 462
Posted:yes finally something in illinois definately planning on being here!

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The Prodigy

Member Since: 5th Dec 2008
Total posts: 82
Posted:@fNi

To the best of my knowledge there are four groups of people that create the events listed above. Most of them hired the same website host/builder, thus resulting in the similarities of these websites =]


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Ase Anthony
Ase Anthony

It's my burn life and i'll burn if I want to!!
Location: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2007
Total posts: 76
Posted:Its the same web design company (Chad) for them, that doesn't mean they are the same group. But yes they all work together.

The spinning community takes everyone to help build it what it is, none of these events would be anything without us all working together.

I'll be at Kinetic, FireDrums, Campfire, and Pacific fire this season, hope to see ya'll out there.


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G4dget
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Location: Kansas City, KS
Member Since: 5th Aug 2006
Total posts: 110
Posted:WOO to the 00T. Got my ticket. Cant wait to see the awesome teachers that are coming to the midwest for once. Who all else has got their ticket that I can expect to see there?

Happiness runs in a circular motion!!

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Ase Anthony
Ase Anthony

It's my burn life and i'll burn if I want to!!
Location: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2007
Total posts: 76
Posted:I gots mines! smile

G4dget are you in any forums or networks that you can help spread the word? We need to KInnetc everyone in the midwest together so we can grow the spinning love!! smile


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Ase Anthony
Ase Anthony

It's my burn life and i'll burn if I want to!!
Location: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: 8th May 2007
Total posts: 76
Posted:Kinnect your positve energy!!



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The Prodigy

Member Since: 5th Dec 2008
Total posts: 82
Posted:Kinetic Fire Update!
People have been Making videos to tell you about Kinetic Fire.
Check out what some of them have to say


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_Poiboy_
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Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:Yeah! So excited for this smile

Can't wait to see everyone there smile


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