Pyrometheus mixes elements of Circus, Burlesque, Goth and Fetish, while creating a sensual, somber and ethereal atmosphere that culminates in an epic manifestation of blazing flames. - Patricia Chica Filmmaker
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I have a deep respect for all of these performers, they each bring a different aspect to burlesque some very traditional some fusion and some down right messy. They each have their specialty and all of them are as awesome off the stage as they are on it.
This year I get to judge. Already I can see several competitors are from Ontario and from other regions of Eastern Canada. Both year previously I competed and now I get to watch. Im not sure how I feel being at a competition and merely making small ticks on a score sheet!Wed, February 27, 2013 - 11:32 PM permalink - 1 comment
Im proud to be a part of this huge competition with over 70 competitors. A part of me wants that spot light again, but I have learned humility on my way to being a great performer. I wish all of the competitors luck.
another busker arrested because the city of monteal declares new rulesThu, July 5, 2012 - 3:46 PM permalink - 1 comment
so today I went to the city for the updated busking laws, basically if i don't upgrade they take my permit away, if I perform in a spot i didn't call at 9am for they take away my permit if i perform after 11pm on weekdays they take away my permit, if I sign up for a spot and then don't show or even call to cancel I loose my permit.Tue, June 19, 2012 - 9:15 AM permalink - 1 comment
The lady then told me If i dont like it not to busk or to move away from montreal. They spoke about the buskers interest but if everyone looses their permit who... read more
Just before I stepped on stage I realized there was a few performers who were a threat to the defense of my title. When I was on stage I felt the rush of being alive that drugs and regular life just cant provide. There I became blue fire phoenix and let compassion rule my performance, whereas, last year I was red phoenix and won with brute force and fury. When I exited the stage I felt disappointed because I delivered less than perfect results ( I dropped once during the routine) I paced and... read moreMon, April 2, 2012 - 12:49 PM permalink - 2 comments
This year (in April) is the 30th birthday of the charter of rights and freedoms, so to celebrate the charter being 5months older than me I am going to busk without a permit because of section 2 of the charter which statesSat, March 31, 2012 - 11:41 AM permalink - 1 comment
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
... read more
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another burlesque performance (without fire) in Montreal. Velma Candyass was hosting a vaudeville/st patties day show. Club Cleopatra is known for its obscure burlesque, why not add another obscure number. Juggling clubs and knives over an audience participant while stripping. here's a shot of the partyMon, March 26, 2012 - 6:39 PM permalink - 1 comment
buskers unite on facebook to band against the corporate money grab known as the busking permit system, lets change they system or defy the system with legal actionWed, March 14, 2012 - 11:08 PM permalink - 1 comment
Fight the permit system as it is before we loose all rights of self expression. City permits that disallow performers from out of country/city/state from performing is against freedom of expression. Permits that charge unreasonable amounts and prevent non-permit holders access are infringing freedom of speech, lets change this togetherWed, March 14, 2012 - 11:05 PM permalink - 1 comment
defending the title is a big challenge. Montreal will be hosting Maitres du feu 3, fire performers from all over Quebec will be competing in an attempt to dethrone last years champ. Doing my best this year isn't going o be good enough, to defend Ill have to do something I have never done before. Last year I went to war against 30 of the best with handcuffed fire staff and emerged victorious. Armed with massive poi and brutal double fire staff Im going to attempt to keep the title as "the mast... read moreTue, March 13, 2012 - 12:57 AM permalink - 0 comments
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This permit was never negotiable, before the permit we organized ourselves> If your going pay enforcement make them performers at least. You spen 20000 a year on byward market bylaw busking enforcement and then try to milk 200 a year from people who make their living on the street. We never agreed to pay 200 a year that was imposed upon us taking away our freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.Ottawa you were the last city to fall beneath the dark rain cloud of greed. Alas another city tha... read moreSat, November 12, 2011 - 11:31 AM permalink - 0 comments
this is in response to part three where panhandlers were compared to buskers (3 min mark) we dont take out the bills or the bigger coins because were proud to have those because were providing a service and not just asking for money. We even make a joke about:" Ladies and gentlemen over the past 20 min I risked my life for your mere entertainment, ask yourself this question, would you risk your life for less than a 20, I sure wouldn't, if you don't have one there's an atm over there" ( and po... read moreSat, September 10, 2011 - 10:59 AM permalink - 0 comments
when tuckers market first became "a busking spot" I was in support for the large circle shows, but opposed to paying a huge ransom for it. Traditionally the busking spot was at the grande by alde dubliner and now were told that spot inst a busking spot. Their response was anytime after 8 we don't care mentality. Buskers should be running the busking program and not the city the byward market permit is just another epic fail attempt at forcing money from peoples pockets into the city. No wonde... read moreWed, September 7, 2011 - 4:48 PM permalink - 0 comments
in response to mr cressTue, September 6, 2011 - 7:04 PM permalink - 0 comments
dear Robert Cress
did you know that street performing is actually good for tourism. cirque du soleil began as a street performance and is now multinational. Busking is one of the last freedoms without this outlet amazing performers have no way of expressing themselves to be discovered by the public. I have attempted to obtain permits to perform in Calgary but I always got the same run around. Insurance, fire permit, pyrotechnic licence and a city permit just to ma... read more
this is the second year for this wonderful festival, not only will pyrometheus be performing, but fire phoenix will be in charge of safety for all the fire performers at the fastival, first year was a weekend, this year its a full week, dont miss the amazing fire talent frm all across the east coastThu, July 21, 2011 - 1:57 PM permalink - 0 comments
another freakishly delightful psytrance event featuring some major headliners from the scene and pyrometheus as the fire performance troupeThu, June 30, 2011 - 8:54 AM permalink - 0 comments
www.naturafestival.org/natura...al.htmlWed, June 29, 2011 - 8:12 PM permalink - 0 comments
this is a premium psytrance event with amazing djs and the fire performance will feature pyrometheus. Dont miss this amazing once in a life time oppertunity.
Greetings fellow fire lovers Pyrometheus will be performing at the Stitsville Canada day ceremony.Wed, June 29, 2011 - 8:03 PM permalink - 1 comment
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also after the fireworks we will be renegading the byward market after dark come on out and thee the fire fun and drunken mayham afterwards.
who wants a box of chocolates, who wants flowers, why not instead send them a pyro gram, a pyrogram is a short show 5-10 min, just to tell some one you care or to utterly embarrass themFri, June 17, 2011 - 11:32 AM permalink - 0 comments
Finally I have my permit after jumping through hoops red tape, fire marshals and coordinators...ladies and gentlemen welcome to the show, fire phoenix is fully operational combustible, no mirrors or strings only smoke and fire.Mon, June 6, 2011 - 12:11 PM permalink - 0 comments
just before the blood ballet grad, the performers decided to perform a freshman finally, featuring all of our hot dancers. Summoning spirits and addressing all the issues of that freshmen face, clichés such as nerds, crushes, and a little weird science, teachers and students unite for one final bloody feature.Mon, June 6, 2011 - 12:05 PM permalink - 2 comments
this show is going to be wicked if you know anything about wicked wanda's events their a sight to see especially when shes throwing an even with meWed, May 11, 2011 - 8:34 AM permalink - 0 comments
May 1st was a great show for pyrometheus, we were thrown in on the fly with the director of the show with no previous rehearsal and still the audience loved every second of it. I wore a tribal cloth and chased her around the stage with fire eating torches, then when I lit my mask and tied up the host my partner lady torch lit her fire fingers and began the flame touch torture, fortunately the host got away before we got too crazyMon, May 2, 2011 - 11:22 AM permalink - 0 comments
I witnessed a strange series of events in the old port the other night, I was busking with my partner when e ere approached by one of the business owners, at first we pretended to be from out of town but then when the guy opened up to us and said I would like to have you guys perform in front of my restaurant we changed our toon a little bit. I still dont understand hat the purpose of the 150 permit is for its not for the safety of the performers because they are self regulating with a draw a... read moreMon, May 2, 2011 - 11:15 AM permalink - 0 comments
greetings fire cats fire phoenix will be competing on April 16 in Montreal matched against the top talent from all over Quebec. Fire breathers, poi , single chain and contact staff all competing for a cash prize.Tue, April 5, 2011 - 12:15 PM permalink - 3 comments
Im gona be doing a notorious handcuffed staff routine.
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let me get this straight, we have to pay for a permit to perform downtown, and were asked to perform for tips at a festival. Somethings not right here...Its a well proven fact that Canadians don't tip well. For example have you ever noticed that most Canadian bands travel to the states to become famous, its because the average Canadian citizen has been brought up to believe that buskers are the pan handlers of our time. I think it would be fair to offer a small wager on top of being "pe... read more
www.youtube.com/watchFri, March 11, 2011 - 10:53 PM permalink - 0 comments
first short teaser
hay there psy cats and dogs there's a party in montreal held by one of my favorite promoters Adam from trance plants will be hosting Jungle mind march 5th. contact me for more details if you attending.Mon, February 28, 2011 - 10:54 AM permalink - 1 comment
here is one of the videos via cell phone ( my video guy was sick) but thanks Giovanni for taking the time to take this video yaaa.
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Another amazing performance in Ottawa as a guest performer along with several other special guests and the crew of So you think you can dance. The fire show will be mostly outside with a small amount inside ( probably just fire eating) So if your in Ottawa and you read my blog come on out.
fire phoenix and lady torch will be combining with 2 comedians for a half time show at Lion D'or. Were gonna be kicking off the new year with some fire fingers, some laughs, a man lighting himself on fire, an anglo exterminator piece and a bit with a chainsaw. were hoping for some pics and maybe some video.Fri, December 31, 2010 - 12:44 PM permalink - 0 comments
around 11 pm
Im a busker, and in the last 5 years I have watched the noose get tighter around the necks of street performers. Cities raising permit costs to performers from100-450 a year and all the good busking locations that were free are now forcing to permit. I thought placing a permit on free speech was illegal? I have 16 years (with insurance)...in this time I have watched great performance locations like Venice Beach California and The Byward Market in Ottawa enforcing bully tactics. I mean we perf... read moreThu, December 23, 2010 - 11:42 AM permalink - 0 comments
the best vampyre party in the village right here in Montreal's heart and soul, or blood and guts in this case. I got to be a featured dancer, as sexy as sexy can beThu, November 11, 2010 - 8:33 AM permalink - 2 comments
I never thought i would see so many frosher s in one space before over 3000 students crammed into a venue just big enough for 3 amazing stages and one stage outside, talk about time and effort spen planning the event. It was sictastic and everyone loved the fireshow....right...down.....to the last...article of clothing. 2 big named local bands, 2 techno djs (that played a wide variety of jenras) and me the only fire dancer in the house....woooot.Mon, September 6, 2010 - 6:04 AM permalink - 0 comments
Man what a festival, the first of its kind and I am so glad to be a part of it. The love the fire and the sweat lodge. Such an amazing experience, the labrynth was differant every day, the chill tent was sweet and the main stage with the adding of art and other entertainment. I would highly recommend anyone who reads this to check out this festival in Ontario. Namaste and untill next year. This festival was built from a foundation of love, pure intention and manifestation. If anyone out there... read moreTue, August 10, 2010 - 7:42 PM permalink - 2 comments
Canada day was epic, Worked the tag team pitch besid stunt double circus and showed my rookie partner how to feed the circle. After like 10 shows on the middle of Rideau street, I headed up to meet a fair ammount of the Local fire group from Ottawa. We had 3 spinners at a time and 4 safety personel with 2 large extinguisher and a huge 25 foot safety blanket. This is the first time the city has worked with the local fire folks. I think its time we get serious for next year.Sun, July 4, 2010 - 12:53 PM permalink - 0 comments
The circle acts have united and our voices heard the city had bent to our will. By not enforcing the rules the buskers again are self governing system in place, the circle acts have returned to the tradition of draw and cue. Now tell me what the point was again to having the permit....oh ya right I forgot its Ottawas money grab...well not in my pockets.Sun, June 20, 2010 - 7:40 PM permalink - 0 comments
From the powers that be a street performers spot is black listed in the byward market. Conditions of the permit state that busking by the Pour House is prohibited. The reson behind this is to prevent circle shows from flowing onto the road blocking oncoming traffic. This point is well supported, however, small circle shows should have the option of performing there after hours (if they can control their audience) this was the pitch 2 years ago and is still active but Large circle shows should... read moreWed, June 16, 2010 - 12:23 PM permalink - 1 comment
Ladies and Gents Fire Phoenix will be doing a fetish party in Ottawa as his first show back. 15 minutes of fire eating, breathing, and "other"Mon, June 14, 2010 - 2:05 PM permalink - 1 comment
its gona be a hot night in the olde town tonight.
dont be shy come on out....looks like Ill be closing the show!
Im not getting another one, I will not pay the rest of the money and I will raise awareness that after 8pm there is no enforcement plz plz if your a performer in the Byward market are come raise awareness and make money. Or if you fell like demoing free speech lets coordinate so we can have a huge group many voices are louder than one...dont let me stand aloneThu, June 10, 2010 - 9:38 AM permalink - 0 comments
Well Im only being partial resistant to the permit in the byward markert, The city has vowed to open up a few more good spots for the buskers ( mainly circle acts which I happen to be) however I just perchased the bare bones permit for 50$ instead of buying the "green" permit I dont plan to pay the city another 150$ for the ability to claim a spot, my favorite spot happens to be always available and no one ever signs for that spot. I will sit the spot until someone forces me out or a signed u... read moreSun, June 6, 2010 - 11:57 AM permalink - 0 comments
I had a mad fire show for tag entertainment in Burnaby at a place called Can Am Importique on saturday, very nice outdoor indoor movie prop rental warehouse, the audience trickled in around quarter past ten, they arrived in limos and dressed to impress. several shows took place throughout the evening such as breakdancers, arial silk, magic and two fire performers. We were the first act at the very back left of the parking lot. I was wasnt surprised to find the majority of the group hanging o... read moreMon, May 17, 2010 - 12:17 PM permalink - 0 comments
alas the great busker city state falls, the last free space where artists can truly have the freedom of expression. The truly great musicians refuse to perform in Ottawa because of lack of artistic vibe and now this 200$ YEARLY PERMIT FEE. Et tu Ottawa. I see politics hath been with u. My martredom begins... crucify me as thee see fit. Vive la resistance!!!Sat, May 1, 2010 - 7:48 PM permalink - 0 comments
My first show was today at 3pm it was a success, great crowd for its size, wonderful cheering and decent tip out. The organiser requested no audience participation ( I didnt use fire) No throwing of fire ( which means no juggling, Poi or fire staff) which is 90% of my street act. Once again I have to modify my show to Please the MAN, liability insurance or not. The fire phoenix will rise from the ashes...knives are a go but to anyone who tries to busk at Grandville Island the permit is nonref... read moreSat, May 1, 2010 - 6:43 PM permalink - 0 comments
for almost a month, the competition was fierce, singers dancer and djs competed for a thousand and sum in cash and prizes, on the last day, down to the wire. Fire Phoenix wins it by half a point... the determining factor showmanship.Sat, May 1, 2010 - 7:29 AM permalink - 0 comments
First Prize 450 in cash and prizes. Man oh man am I ever happy I decided to become a performer, just when u think things are going bad the magic pulls a ferocious man sized bunny from the hat and surprises even the magician.
at first I was like what you wan... read more
Vancouver will be hosting the International burlesque festival featuring a variety of wonderful performers including myself who will be performing on the side stage on may 6th and 8th, things are gona get hot hot hot if you know what I mean. Show up and support the entertainers. Have a few drinks and get a little randy!!!Wed, April 21, 2010 - 8:27 PM permalink - 1 comment
Builtmore cabarets , very own Burlesque show will be hosting fire phoenix with Kitty nights bulesque show April 11th 2010Mon, March 15, 2010 - 2:39 PM permalink - 0 comments
come on out, watch the shows.....watch the ladies.
The olympic flame passed from generation to generation has reached its most northern point in Nunavut, making its way west meeting new Canadian audiences from city to city passed from torch bearer to torch bearer. The city of Kelowna was chosen for one of the torche stops. The pre cerimony involved games for the kids, performers( yaaa) and a dj. Being one of the performers I was excited but then when I began to spin ( without fire) several of the local folk who used to see me perform in the s... read moreThu, January 28, 2010 - 8:15 PM permalink - 0 comments
i have seen many performers some good some bad, but what really defines a performer is one who can make the show not have the show make them. Some performers have loads of skill but put them on a stage and make them tell a story and few will meet the task. a true entertainer will take smething simple like 3 juggling balls make a character and then define it, breathe life into it even if its a silent piece an entertainer developes the character with emotion... which sad to say i see a lack the... read moreSun, September 28, 2008 - 2:44 AM permalink - 1 comment