10 Books for Performing Artists, or Those Who Are Just as Cool

I could tell you how important it is to read, to purchase books for yourself, to give them as meaningful gifts, to increase your knowledge and better understand your own culture as well as world culture. But I won't. I'll get right to the point. I have hundreds of books on my shelves, with one … Continue reading 10 Books for Performing Artists, or Those Who Are Just as Cool

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Fire Poi Tips: How to Make a Spin-Off Container

If you've bought fire spinning fuel lately, you're well aware that it's not cheap. But saving money is just one reason to catch the excess fuel when you spin off your fire spinning tools before lighting them up. Using a spin-off container is also better for the environment because you're not releasing fuel into the ground soil, and … Continue reading Fire Poi Tips: How to Make a Spin-Off Container

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Feels Like the First Time: Kinetic Fire for Newbs

So it’s your first time attending Kinetic Fire. You’ve bought your ticket, requested off work, and have starting browsing the workshop schedule, eager to see who’s teaching what, when, and where. You’re planning who you’ll camp with and which props you’re going to focus on. You’re almost ready. I say almost because there are only … Continue reading Feels Like the First Time: Kinetic Fire for Newbs

Will She Do It? Inspiration for Dancers (and Muggles, too)

Yesterday I went to the dermatologist, where I left behind a small part of my skin, as is usually the case. Basel cell skin cancer is an acquaintance of mine. It's not life-threatening like my old friend melanoma, but it's an annoyance at best. When my skin is numbed (just a little pinch), I accept … Continue reading Will She Do It? Inspiration for Dancers (and Muggles, too)

Cherie Dawn discussing circus arts with youth

How Do You Join a Circus?

So you want to join a circus. This question recently came up when I was giving a presentation on being a fire eater/performer/writer/reader to a teen group at the Franklin County Library in Brooksville, Indiana. After talking about my experiences and answering questions from a small but engaged audience of tweens, a parent approached me. … Continue reading How Do You Join a Circus?