Well, I have looked up the info regarding fire conclaves on the playa, and it seems as though we must register to be considered by March 1st. So that gives us a good three months to put something together! Here is what we’re looking for… Any fire performers planning on going to Burning Man next year, from the Austin area, who would like to join a fire conclave, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the header Fire Conclave 2010 Please provide the following information: Name, Phone, Email, and a brief Bio of your experiences working with fire. Please list any and all fire tools you perform with, or could perform with. Any videos of your past performances are highly appreciated but not necessary. We also will be needing fire safeties for the performance. Please indicate if you would like to be a safety instead of a performer. All safeties will be taught the proper techniques so prior experience is not required, but again, helpful. As far as who the Gyronauts are and our own experience in fire conclaves, we were a part of the Sparkworks conclave for Burning Man 2008. The conclave was based out of NYC, and consisted of about 12-15 performers. We used poi, hoop, rope dart, staff, and ring. The conclave was featured in a NY Times article that summer before the burn. Keep in mind, if we are chosen to be a part of the ceremonies, the participants must be committed to actually going to Burning Man. Yes, if something important comes up and you can’t make it, then we will understand. But otherwise, only people who are actually planning on going next year should apply. Here is a rough cut of the audition video we submitted in 08 Granted it is rough, but it goes to show that we don’t need a completed project by then, just a skeleton. Also, if you are going to Burning Man, would like to be a part of the conclave, but are saying to yourself, “Gee I don’t spin fire though. Drat!” No worries. There is still plenty of time to learn. Like this weekend at Sphere Camp! Who’s with me! So PLEASE let us know sooner, rather than later, and we will teach you all that we know! -Sean
Much love to anyone who reads this post. Sure the blog is bare. Sure it needs work. Certainly I have no idea how to fix it, but I will try!
In other news, we are still getting the store together at our website. Soon it is going to feature not only hand-made hoops, but also fabulous spandex pants and practice poi of all shapes and sizes. So, New Year’s Resolution: Have the online store up and running. Until then, feel free to contact us (email@example.com) about buying any hoops or practice poi and we’ll see what we can do.
Who’s going to Sphere Camp?!
I KNOW I AM! Dec. 3-6 2009!
Check it out. Alien Jon is going to be teaching poi lessons, as well as Greg Moldanado, and the lovely folks from Flow Temple. Tash and I will also be participating in the festivities. It is going to be one of the finer gatherings of the year. It’s only 45 minutes outside of Austin so for those of you on the fence, get your ass in gear, suck it up, grab your tent, don’t forget your toys, and drive safely (because we wouldn’t want you fuckers blowing yourselves up with all that fuel in the back of your car).
In the world of Burning Man, tickets at the third tier price have just gone on sale (280). The rest will go on sale starting January 13th as always.
And for those of you fellow spinners in the Austin area thinking about heading to BRC next summer, The Gyronauts are considering putting together a fire conclave. We still need to figure out the details as to when we need to apply by/ how many people need to be in a conclave, but there are artist tickets available for those groups that qualify so we might as well give it a shot. Holla at ya boy if your interested in joining the conclave!
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