|| With the growing amounts of website traffic we decided to provide
a new site update. We have added a whole new site re-design
with new templates for many of the different sections. We
also have released almost 40 minutes of new videos, and
whole new section of Leif's top video picks of performers
from around the world.. In
addition we also have updated the link list with new sites,
and have provide many other new features. Keep an eye out
for more changes!
||For those of you with an interest in trying to learn about fire dancing we have the resources for you. We provide directions to online tutorials for beginners, and even a set of our own intermediate to advanced poi tutorials that we provide ourselves. We hope to bring even more tutorials soon.
||We already had an abundance of videos available, but it had been a little while since our last update / release of new videos. Now we have made a new release of 10 videos with over 40 minutes of run time. This brings us to full total of around 1 hour and 45 minutes of fire dance videos. Enjoy!
||As seen at the 2006 19th Annual
Old Settler's Music Festival in Austin, Texas! Our performances
at the Main Stage covered two nights of the event. We were
very pleased to be able to open for Keller
Williams and the Texas Tribute to Vassar Clements. Having performed
at a number of festivals and events, this "down
was a new sort of venue for us. Some one noted that with festivals
like this and our experience with country
headliners like Pat Green, that we are soon to become
the "Country Fire Dancers of Texas."
||On February 3rd
at Copa in Austin, Texas, Taming Fire was proud to perform a UV
and Flag show for Bass Chakra! Taming
Fire performers Leif and Mathew Watkins showed off some
and stylistic classics. There were amazing musical performances by BASSNECTAR,
Manny, and Kitty-D. The other entertainment performances by
Arashi & his Exotic Go-Go Dancers held all eyes as the beats
pumped. This was an extravagant event with a great turn out. Keep
an ear out because this event has and will be coming back for more!
||One of the international cornerstones
of poi & fire performance, Home
of Poi, held its fifth annual international fire performers
video competition, titled Circles of Light, this summer. Two of
the performers from the Taming Fire Team, Matt Watkins and Leif,
both had their individual entries place with in the selected group
of winning performers to be provided on the DVD compilation. The
contest had over 65 contestants and only 26 available spots. You
can see a preview trailer of what to expect from the video here.
The final compilation of winners from the contest is available
for $14.12 here.
A big thanks to ilya
y. rostovtsev for allowing us to use his music in our videos.
||On Thursday Nov. 27th, 2004 the Taming
Fire Team joined with the Brazos
Region Astronomy Service Society for a celebration of the lunar
eclipse event happening that evening. News station KBTX-TV
3 ran a special section in their evening broadcast of
the event with a special emphasis on the Taming Fire Team's performance.
We were very glad to be able to join with BRASS to help raise the
community's interest in astronomy. We are looking forward to another
||We were very happy to be able to open
for singer/songwriter Pat Green.
In fact our performance helped us make our way onto the front page
of one of our local papers. You can review the article as it appeared
in the July
20th, 2004 issue of The Battalion. The picture to
the left is of team member Matthew Watkins as he performed at this
event. We would like to express our thanks to performers Kim and
Chris, for their help with this event. Picture by photographer
||We have released the largest hand documented,
categorized fire performance related link list available on the
net. If you want to see it, you can find it here.
Many feel that this is a big claim, but we feel that considering
the extensive amount of sites we have scoured we would have come
across one larger than ours by now. It becomes apparently true
when you see the 33 equipment and gear resources, 29 sites to learn
more about fire dance, and 89 performance group sites all on one
||Desktop wallpapers! Yes, we have quite
a few sets 3D modeled, custom made desktop wallpapers for your
personal computer. You can find the sets that we currently have
available here. We have all the sizes
you should need. If you are interested in providing Taming Fire
with some custom made, royalty free wallpapers (or images/pictures/designs
for use in such) then please review the information we have listed
on the download page.
||TamingFire.Com has made its public release.
If you are interested in linking to us with the image as displayed
to the left then go here. We would
like to encourage sites listed on our links page
to link back to us as this will increase the rankings in search
results for both sites. If you are currently not listed on our links page
then please make a submission to our link
list section of the forum.