Date : 16-18 Jun 2018
Venue : Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Kaohsiung Zuoying Store, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 813, High Railway No. 123, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City
Tickets : Available here



For updates, check the Facebook event page.


Pirates Lab: Buugeng Intensive

Posted: April 2, 2018 by lambentI2e in Workshop

Date : 28-29 Apr 2018
Time : 10am-5pm
Venue : 5/1 moo 3 borphut Koh samui, Amphoe Koh Sa-Mui, Surat Thani, Thailand 84320

Pirates Retreat is happy to announce his new concept,
Pirates Lab is a series of workshops focusing on one prop in particular, in this case, BUUGENG / S STAFFS.

TEACHERS: Gustavo Ollitta / Jay Firecat

PRICES: 1500 baht for a day, 2200 bath for the week end.
PS:limited to 12 attendees only.


We are excited to announce Pirates Lab, buugeng intensive in Thailand on the Koh Samui Island, at Samui Circus Studio
A unique two days, 8 Hours workshop with Gustavo Ollitta and Jay Firecat (coming directly from a series of shows and retreats around Brazil/Europe/ Indonesia and stopping briefly in Thailand!).

Open to all levels, this workshop delves into Manipulation Techniques – an exploration of the beautiful patterns and dynamic geometries that can be created using simple instruments as Buugeng (the S-staff).

Every hour, you will be introduced to new Manipulation Techniques, turning the Buugeng (from the Japanese ‘Buu’ = optical illusion, ‘geng’ = martial arts) to create visual and kaleidoscopic effects through a combination of dance and martial art movements.
The Topics that we Will teach are:

– Introduction to 2 Buugengs (learn the basics steps and movements from Buugeng).
– Introduction to manipulation Techniques
– Converting movements from Poi, Staff, Hula Hoop into Buugeng Movements.
– Slides.
– Learn all about Partner Buugeng (how to work in Pairs).
– Contact Buugeng Part 1.
– Introduction To 4 Buugengs! (how to manipulate 2 buugengs in each Hand).
– Contact Buugeng Part 2.

For those who don’t have their own Buugeng – no worries!! We can provide extra equipment for the workshop! From circus artists and dancers to visionary artists and yogis – all are welcome… to immerse themselves into the world of Flow arts. Places and equipment are limited, so please register as soon as possible!

Workshop Leaders:

Gustavo Ollitta is a Brazilian Circus artist who fuses dance with the mystical and unique techniques of Circus and Visual Arts – an approach which he developed as a self-taught performer for 10 years, and through 3 years of Contemporary Circus Studies at the Scuola di Cirko Vertigo (Italy). Through his creation of new concepts in circus and visual arts, Gustavo has become a world-wide reference – performing and teaching in more than 25 countries around the globe while giving performances and talk-show interviews. He has been featured at such events as TED TALK’ 2015 , TEDx Cannes (France), Boom Festival 2012/14/16 (Portugal), Florida Flow Fest (USA), Skydive Dubai (UAE) as well as Italias Got Talent & The International Carnival of Venice
– Gustavo Ollitta:

Jay Firecat began his journey into the art of spinning 16 years ago, Jay specializes in and further developed advanced techniques of CONTACT Fire Stick and ISOLATION with Fire Poi (or Fire Chain). He has established a reputation in the International Juggling industry as a professional performance artist and skilled teacher for beginners to advanced master classes. A Teacher for over 13 years in many fire disciplines as contact staff, poi, double staff, Jay has specialized for the past 7 years in Buugeng. Focusing on manipulation (S curve staffs), buugeng quickly became Jay’s main prop and focus, an amazing compromise after many years of Fire spinning and crystal ball manipulation,.
He has taught workshops at the European Juggling Conventions 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013, UBER Paris International Fire spinning Convention 2007, Spinfest 2010, Objectify 2012, Fire DRums 2013, Turkish national circus convention 2014, and in many other countries (Thailand, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, England, Spain, Australia, America, India, Indonesia, Japan…).
– Jay Firecat:

For updates, check the Facebook event page.

Hula Hoop Jam Brisbane April 2018

Posted: April 2, 2018 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings

Date : 29 Apr 2018
Time : 4-7pm
Venue : Orleigh Park, West End, Brisbane, Australia

The monthly hoop jam is an open event and a great chance to have some fun in the park with our hoops and move our bodies!

Hula Hooping is a great excercise, a fantastic tool for de-stressing, increases hand eye co-ordination while having loads of fun at the same time!
Come and give it a try!

This event is for any level of hula hoopers of all ages.
It gives us a chance to meet the rest of the community, share tricks and practice.

Yourself and a hoop!
There will be many hoops to spare also if you dont have one.
Bring your LED hoop if you have one, fire hoops and any other props you like to use!
Snacks to share if you want 🙂

Orleigh Park, West End
At the end of Montague Road turn right and you will find us under the trees next to the picnic tables with
A LOT of hoops 🙂
Come say hiii and introduce yourself!

There will be many hoops to spare also if you don’t have one.
Hula Hooping is a great exercise, a fantastic tool for de-stressing, increases hand eye co-ordination while having loads of fun at the same time!

For updates, check the Facebook event page.

Chur Burn 2018

Posted: March 25, 2018 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings

Date : 20-21 Apr 2018
Time : 8pm-4am
Venue : Boat Cafe, 139a Oriental Parade, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Wellington’s full-spectrum burner bass extravaganza is BACK – this year with two nights to choose from… or both if you’re up for it! #doublechurburger

After last years event completely sold out in just 36 hours…
CHUR BURN returns to the depths to bring wholesome CHUR vibes, in a nourishing bass-heavy melting pot, for you and your friends to radically express your most Sacred & Profane selves.

FRI 20th -and- SAT 21st of April, 2018
This is an after-burn party to re-ignite the magic of Kiwiburn festival. 650+ people will come together on a Tug Boat for two equally incredible multi-zone dance parties, hosted by the friendly bass bandits of Barrio Del Chur.

Single Night Ticket: $30/ticket
Double Night Ticket: $50/ticket
No door sales – this sells out weeks before the event.

NOTE: As always, both events finish time of 4am is dependant on local council granting a license extension from 1am to 4am. This has never been an issue in the past, but it’s still ultimately their decision, and it’s important for us to let you know this. We’ll announce the extension as soon as it is granted.

EXPECT: a spectacular all-night production full of multi-faceted levels of mind-blowing sensory entertainment, sure to fill you with joy, connection and sparkles! We have a spectacular line-up of contributors featuring the paddock’s finest DJs & VJ talent, dance performers, fire spinning, illusions, live art, flavour bombs, party postal service, gifting, and roaming theatrics. Get in touch if you’d like to gift something (face/body paint, performance, food, hydration, art, poetry, volunteer shift etc)

Regular street clothes will not cut the mustard!
Come as the most CHUR version of your self. A full-blown rockstar. Tight & bright, ridiculous & revealing, bold & beautiful, fantasy & facepaint. Careful though: things like sequins, feathers and glitter are a NO-NO as they fall off easily and create MOOP! (matter out of place) … in other words, rubbish!

We will transform our floating docked VENUE in to a spectacular wonderland of exceptional visual stimuli – layers of decor, smoke haze, trippy illusions, laser lighting effects, projection mapping, and other out-of-this world visual paraphernalia!
//ZONE ONE: The ENGINE ROOM – The main dance floor arena downstairs in the hull of The Tug, where the DJs let rip, the performers flaunt their talents, the main bar is serving drinks and the party is truly ACTIVATED.
//ZONE TWO: The BAR LOUNGE booth seating, cool and hot refreshments, greeters, coat-check and harbour night views.
//ZONE THREE: CHILL ZONE – An ultra-soft chill space featuring soft lounging layers of super snuggly things: pillows, hammocks, stuffed animals, blankies, combined with trippy decor, visuals, soft UV lighting, and an ever-lasting psychedelic downtempo musical playlist.

VJs: To be announced… You’re in for a treat!

The night will have direction and intention, guiding you on a journey from start to finish, adding each mind-blowing element to your evening chapter by chapter, like a smorgasbord of nourishing party ingredients allowing you to design and control your party sandwich in whatever way you choose to roll.

Please join us, and participate in this insane event to your full creative party potential. Go nuts on your costume, bring a gift to share with someone, leave no trace, respect others.

This is Chur Burn. Thank you so much, We love you. ♥

**Proceeds from this event go towards the production of Barrio del Chur, future projects and parties, and our theme camp at Kiwiburn 2017. Thank you for your on-going support.
Radical Inclusion: If you are in financial hardship but really really want/need to come to Chur Burn, contact Barrio del Chur and we’ll see what we can do.

For updates, check the Facebook event page.

West End Fire Fest – Apr 2018

Posted: March 25, 2018 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings

Date : 28 Apr 2018
Time : 4-10pm
Venue : Orleigh Park, Orleigh St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101

Welcome to West End Fire Fest.
🔥 Brisbane’s Fire Spinning Festival! 🔥

The firetribe welcomes you this very extraordinary gathering.
WEFF as its locally known is held bi-monthly in Orleigh Park. Spontaneously combusted in 2006 it has since transformed into a free community night filled with music, fire arts, drums and a little magic.

This peculiar place is where you can meet new friends or catch up with old ones right in the heart of Brisbane City. WEFF is where many tribes gather to share and learn new techniques.
Join us and help expand the Flow & Fire Arts.

Families and spectators are welcome!
Discover the wonders that WEFF has to offer.
Lay down a mat and bring a snack to nibble on.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

There is a lengthy love affair with the Circus arts and Orleigh Park. 🎪 Let’s keep the arts alive in West End! 🎪

Adri Demattei from Bend & Flex Class @ The Sideshow

Special Guest DJ’s






La Cucina Mobile
Kraut N’ About
That Greek Truck
I Dream IceCream
Mr Barista Coffee Van

Please respect the space.
ONLY 5 SPINNERS at a time in the circle.
NO Poi Circle Burn-offs
Plz Don’t burn the grass.
Use the spin off jars for fire poi! Save money & the environment!

Please keep an eye on your children at all times. This is an open public space.

Wear the right clothing. Natural Fibers / 100% cotton is best.
Please use the fueling area provided.
Please do not try new moves on fire here.

Please put your rubbish in the bins provided throughout the park. Respect the space.
This event finishes at 10pm.

The toilets are located next to the playground.

Please do not park on people’s lawns.

Ferry Terminal – Exit at West End Ferry Terminal then 5min walk to the other end of Orleigh Park.
Bus Stop- Montague Rd at Cordeaux Street, Stop 14 is the closest stop
24 Hill End Terrace, West End

Fire fuel & Fire Spinning gear is available on the night.

For updates, check the Facebook event page.

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Tricks For You! (all 29 tricks) – Wes Peden

Posted: March 19, 2018 by lambentI2e in juggling

Aerial Fire Umbrella Sneak Preview – CirqueSanity

Posted: March 17, 2018 by lambentI2e in hoop