Show description; Join Tjoni and Astrid as they traverse a myriad of eclectic rhythms from Gypsies of times young and old. Weaving fire into magical movement they are inspired from traditional dances around the globe. A flaming parasol, a Bollywood dance, sticks of fire, shimmying hips, fiery fans and blazing poi will immerse your senses in a sumptious brew of beauty, danger and splendor.
For community events and festivals, why not turn the spectators into participants? With circus workshops, choreography sessions and face painting we love involving the community in our performance!
Show details; Duo fire show, 15min. Solo fire show, 12 min
Skills; Fire eating, caterpillar arms, double staves, single staves, flaming parasol, poi, fire fans
Performed by; Tjoni J, Briohny May
Produced by; Tjoni J
Music; Gypsy fusion from around the globe
Spring Fireworks Festival, Bright, Vic
Having Gypsy Dynamite back to perform at our Spring Festival Fireworks Carnival was so exciting. Their fire and dance show has always been a crowd pleaser and this year was no different. The addition of the circus workshops to our carnival was an absolute hit. It was such a draw card for people planning to attend the night and then the participants on the night had such a great
time learning and joining in. Thank you so much for allowing the children to then be a part of your show with what they had just learnt. The buzz they got out of performing with you was amazing. Your show was so professionally run to enable the inclusion of the children and then to still seamlessly perform your fire routine within the same show. Thank you again Eccentrix! -
- Julianne from the Bright Fireworks Carnival
Homehouse, Geelong, August
Tjoni and the girls have performed for us several times and left the public breathless. They have always shown complete professionalism but adapted to our venue and the public perfectly. Their fire show is amazing and we would never grow tired of watching the girls demonstrate their show stopping skills. Well done, can't wait to have you back.
-Kym Robertson, Home House Nightclub, Administration & Promotions Manager
Past Shows; Tjoni and her talented firedancers have performed more than 200 fire shows over the past few years at corporate functions, weddings, parties and festivals including; Nov '07 - '12, Spring Fireworks Festival, Bright; Nov '12, 40th Birthday, Ferntree Gully; August '12, Private function, Brighton; May '12, Gathering of the Goldern Gypsies, Warrandyte; Dec '11, Corporate function, Convention Centre; Dec '11, Mont Albert Festival, Vic; NYE '10, Burnie, TAS. This is our latest creative endeavour which we performed on; Sep '12, (non fire version) Zucchini Clan Cd launch, Northcote Uniting Church; Nov '12, Spring Fireworks Festival, Bright.
Tjoni J; With a background in the performing arts spanning over 30 years, Eccentrix founder, Tjoni Johansen, has had an eclectic journey through show business, and has collected a wealth of experience, talent and inspiration to draw upon, both on and off the stage.
As a performer she has come to the forefront of her field in the past 7 years, focusing on Fire performance, African dance, Tribal bellydance and Physical Theatre. Having worked with a number of companies including Cirque Mystique, FEET theatre, The Magic Theatre and Fireworks Dance Co, Tjoni has also produced many of her own 1-5 person acts for corporate functions, community festivals and other theatrical events around Australia.
Briohny May is a warm and vibrant dance artist whose performances range from inviting and intense to exciting and exuberant. She shares her love of Middle Eastern, African, and other folk and tribal-based dance forms through a variety of platforms. She has been performing regularly in tribal-style belly dance, West African dance and fire for over six years, including at major Australian summer festivals (Rainbow Serpent, PeatsRidge), open days and fundraisers, cabaret nights, private and corporate functions and student haflas.
Through personal exploration of dance, and training with leading teachers of Middle Eastern, ATS, Tribal Fusion and West African dance, Briohny is continuously developing her own personal style. She draws together the tradition, joy and flamboyance of African-based dance styles with the eclectic blend that is Tribal Fusion.
Technical requirements; Cd player and someone to play cd
Lighting; Soft lighting is preferred, blue gels if convenient, no spots
Green room; with mirror and lighting
Spatial requirements; Flat ground to perform on- 6 metreswide x 4 metres deep + no flammables within 2 metres of this space + access to fire and safety equipment area
Insurance;fully insured up to $20 million each