Vesta Fire Entertainment, recently returned from performing at the San Francisco Fire Expo 2013 and booked to perform at The Victoria Busker's Festival this summer, are coming to Cortes Island!
Karina Strong, founder and mom of 2 of the troupe kids is an acclaimed kids and adults circus performer, teaching circus skills camps, classes and workshops at schools, festivals and at recreation centers around Vancouver Island
And now Vesta Fire Entertainment will be performing 2 shows, an LED light show Thursday night (inside and out) and a FIRE SHOW Friday night (OUTSIDE only) as well as leading these workshops throughout the weekend and performing at Seafest on Saturday:
May 16th-17th at the Gorge
Intermediate Teen/Adult Circus Workshop & One on One Tutoring
Thursday May 16th 7 pm – 9 pm at the Gorge Hall (LED show & dance afterwards)
7-9 Join Vesta Entertainment to develop your skills in Hoop dance, contact staff, juggling, poi, and contact juggling. For two full hours, we will be building on the basics and exploring the similarities between props- keeping small class sizes to focus on your level of skill. The next best thing to individual instruction! Cost: 40$ pre registration$ 45 drop in.
Circus Kids Day Camp
Friday May 17 10 am to 3 pm at the Gorge (kids park area)
Join Vesta Entertainment for a fun, frolicking day at the circus! Learn poi, staff, hoop, and juggling, along with come crazy acrobatics and general silliness with real circus performers. This day camp is perfect for kids 7-13 of all levels of experience. Parents are invited to come at 2:30 and watch the show! Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and a lunch! All circus equipment provided. Cost: 35$ pre-registration $40 drop in.
Learn To Burn- Beginner fire dance! 8 pm (FIRE SHOW BY VESTA FIRE & dance afterwards)
Feeling drawn to the flame but unsure of how to proceed safely? Join Vesta Fire to learn the essentials of lighting up safely. Fuel, Dip Kit and snuff procedures, fire safety, first aide, and proper burning technique will be covered. You'll have the opportunity to do your first burn in a safe and supportive environment. You must already be comfortable with basic spinning technique & you must be over 19 yrs old. Bring your own props, or you are welcome to use ours. This class is a pre-requisite to all our volunteer fire safeties- stay for our show on Friday eve! Cost: 25$ Pre Register, 30.00 drop in
Beginner Circus Workshop for Kids and Adults! Saturday, 11 am at Seafest (Oysterfest)
Ever wonder what the buzz is about circus, spinning, and prop manipulation? Come join us at Oyster Fest to learn the basics of circus Prop manipulation! We'll explore hoop, staff, juggling, contact juggling, and poi. All equipment is provided. Remember a hat, water, and sunscreen! Cost: $25 pre register,$ 30 drop in
Want to progress with your practice but not able to make our scheduled workshops? We are available throughout the weekend for private lessons. Hoop dance, Juggling, single or multiball contact juggling, poi, contact staff, double staff, what's your favourite? Cost: 50.00 per hour, pre registration only
Contact us to arrange a time & Pre register HERE via eventbright link http://vestafireoncortez.eventbrite.ca/
Or by calling Lilith -0040 lilthchameleon6gmail.com or registering at the Dream CO table at Friday’s market, pick up forms at the school or the Gorge Store and bring to the workshops completed.
DANCE/EVENTS at the Circus Fest
THURSDAY MAY 16
7 pm - 8:30 pm: Open Decks for DJs:
That's right, show us what you got!
Slot time: 15 minutes- 1/2 an hour, based on audience input.
8:30-9:30 pm: DJ COYOTE: Cortes Community Radio founder
9:30 -10:30 pm: LILITH: Cortes Community Radio, Dream CO founder*LED CIRCUS SHOWS BY VESTA FIRE ENTERTAINMENT*
10:30 -midnight: *SOULFIX*
Music Producer & Founder of Audio Planet Recordings & New World Out of Order, Victoria Night Life Awards (VNLA) winner, Sugar and Temple resident DJ, Michael Soulfix will be coming to show us how it's done.
Midnight - 1 am: GET UP SCARECROW: Cortes Community Radio
FRIDAY MAY 17th
3 pm - 1 am Friday
3 pm - 8 pm: CORTES RADIO DJS, OUT DOOR MARKET, GAMES
8 pm- 9 pm: TALENT SHOW (each contestant has a 5 minute or less
9:00 - 9:30 pm **FIRE SHOW*
9:30 pm - 11pm *BEAM UP/DJ DELAY*https://soundcloud.com/sonical
Music Producer from Berlin, Germany playing Balkan beat, E swing, world beat, ska dub and other eclectic eccentric sonic emissions. Festival DJ, radio DJ, global performer, in the area for a friend's wedding....perfect!
11 pm - midnight: ENTELECHY, Returning Saturn, Victoria
Midnight - 1 am RICHGAUD, Returning Saturn, Victoria
SATURDAY MAY 18th
4 pm - 1 am
OPEN DAY TIME ACOUSTIC JAM
DREAM CO COMMUNITY CIRCUS
LOCALLY CRAFTED MARKET
2 hours of OPEN DECK TIME FOR DJS (half hour slots)
COMMUNITY ART AREA
9 pm Live band DIRTY ANIMAL
11 pm SKIAN**ALL AGES**
with a KID ZONE & KIDS CHILL ZONE with babysitter supervision for resting time
THURSDAY NIGHT: $10
QUESTIONS INFO VOLUNTEER? Lilith 250.935.0040 or email curiouscat6yahoo.com