Fire Spinning Safety Workshop – May 14th 2016

Fire Spinning Safety Workshop presented by Pyromancy | Lasalle Park Amphitheater Amvets Dr Buffalo NY 14201 (map) | Saturday, May 14th 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Workshop Payments Now Closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Tickets: $40 Single Pass (day of workshop)
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This comprehensive 2 hr workshop will cover everything you need to know about safely dancing and spinning with fire. The workshop will start with a lecture followed by a Q&A session. Then we will follow with hands on practice putting out both props and people. Afterwards we will have time to play and have a wide variety of props to demo and try.

Workshop session will be capped at 20 to maintain personalized atmosphere. Reserve your spot in advance with discounted presale tickets above. Class fee is $40 payable in cash on arrival at the event. All people are welcome, especially those who have never used fire before! If you are new or a solo fire spinner, consider bringing a friend who would like to learn to be your safety. Discounted presale tickets are available for pairs above. This is a rain or shine activity as the amphitheater provides adequate protection. Please bring warm clothing and something to sit on. All participants must be sober.

Class materials will include a variety of handouts like safety guidelines and check lists, MSDS sheets for common fuels, contacts and online resources.

We will be covering:
– Mandatory safety equipment and proper protocol
– Protecting yourself
– Fuel selection
– What is a Fire Safety Person and why you need one every single time you play with fire
– How to set up a safe fire spinning area and fuel dump
– How to extinguish a prop, person or fuel dump fire
– Communication between safeties, spinners and audience.
– LOCAL fire law regulations and event permits
– Communicating effectively with authorities
– Discussion of recent negative events in the news, changing legal situations, and the future of fire arts

We really can’t stress enough, proper safety is needed if we want to keep fire spinning legal. Two recent accidents in Florida, coupled with increased legislation in cities like NYC, SF, Seattle, and elsewhere, have put fire spinning in the legal cross-hairs. We have a great situation here in Buffalo and really want to keep it that way! Come learn how to be responsible and safe for yourself and others!

About Us:
Workshop will be led by Potter Dee and Fuego Barr of Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe. They are constantly updating their knowledge and skill set by attending yearly safety training workshops at Wildfire Fire Retreat. As resident fire safety coordinators at Brushwood Folklore Center, they have shared their passion for responsible fire dancing and building community since 2012.

Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe specializes in promoting the art of Fire Dancing, Object Manipulation, Circus and Flow Arts. Founded in 2010, they have performed at over 200 public and private events in the Western New York area. The troupe is made up of skilled and dedicated performers from a variety of backgrounds who are passionate about sharing their love of fire spinning and dancing!

Steampunk Festival at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – August 29th 2015


Steampunk Festival 2015 | Leonard Oakes Estate Winery 10609 Ridge Rd, Medina, New York 14103 (map) | Saturday, August 29th 2015@ 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm

A Festival of BIZARRE Proportions
5th Annual: August 29th, 2015

Performance by Pyromancy
Pine Fever
Live Musical Acts (TBA!)
Local Food Trucks
Creators, Inventors & Purveyors of Fine Wares

Pyromancy will be putting together one of their biggest productions for Steampunk 2015 this year. This will include curated live musical compositions, more fire, bigger fire, hotter fire……and they make sure that you are close enough to feel it all!

General Admission: $10 presale, $13 day of event

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Trimania – April 18th 2015


Trimania 2015 | Tri-Main Center 2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 (map) | April 18th, 2015

Pyromancy with Buffalo Circus Guild (Acroyoga Buffalo, Pyromancy, and Buffalo Aerial Dance) shows at 7:30pm-8:00pm (VIP area) and 10:30pm-11:30pm (Central Lobby)

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) will welcome 3,000 guests to TRIMANIA, an epic celebration of art, culture, and music at the Tri-Main Center located on Main Street in Buffalo. Every few years, for one night and one night only, BAS transforms six floors of the Tri-Main Center, a former manufacturing facility, with live bands, DJs, dancers, performers, comedians, poets, and visual artists, and provides the community with an opportunity to discover the vast Tri-Main Center. Visitors can explore artist’s studios at BAS as well as other businesses that call Tri-Main home, while they take in the crowds, performers, and installations throughout the building. TRIMANIA is one of the premier cultural events in Western New York and a highlight of Buffalo’s cultural and economic renaissance. You won’t want to miss TRIMANIA.


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Announcement: Beltane Bash Fundraiser

Note: Pyromancy is not performing at this event,
but please support our friends to raise money for the 2015 festival.

You are invited to a Beltane Bash Fundraiser!

To benefit the 15th Anniversary

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 2:00 – 7:00pm
-Live Music provided by Penny Whiskey
Appetizers, Buffet,Coffee, Tea, Cookies, Cash Bar
$40 per person or $75 per couple Pre-Sale Tickets Only
Visit or call 716-622-1832
Brookside Banquet Center
2990 Lockport-Olcott Road, Newfane, NY (map)

First Night Buffalo – December 31, 2014


First Night Buffalo

153 Franklin Street| Buffalo, NY 14202 (map) | December 31st 2014 | Wednesday  5pm until 10pm

Schedule of shows, games and other activities available here!

First Night Buffalo

Presented by Independant Health Foundation, The annual holiday family tradition, now in its 26th year in Buffalo, offers family-friendly activities for all ages to ring in the New Year, including carnival rides and amusements, laser tag, costume characters, music and more.

The $8 event tickets, which go on sale Dec.2, are available at Wegmans and include all rides, attractions and activities. Children 2-years-old and under are free. Tickets are $10 at the door.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit the First Night Buffalo website, visit us on Facebook, or call (716) 635-4959. Like us on Facebook and see frequent updates on this year’s lineup.

Potter and Asha with the mayor Byron Brown!

Potter and Asha with the mayor Byron Brown!

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Press: New Orleans Hub – Outrageous Feats, Costumes at Steampunk Fest


New Orleans Hub

( source ) Photos by Tom Rivers
Photos by Tom Rivers , New Orleans Hub

MEDINA – Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe members Fuego and Potter Dee blow fire in one of the group’s daring pyrotechnic displays on Saturday at the Steampunk Festival at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.Pyromancy of Buffalo performed before a big crowd. Nearly 1,000 people attended the fourth annual festival.

“It continues to gain steam,” said Jerod Thurber, event coordinator for Leonard Oakes. “It’s a nice laid-back funky festival.”

Photos by Tom Rivers , New Orleans Hub

Read more at the New Orleans Hub!

Music: Niagara Celtic Festival Soundtrack 2014

The soundtrack from Pyromancy’s fire performance at Niagara Celtic Festival 2014. Mixed by Gillian Tunney. Dance / celtic / world music influences.


  1. Colossus : Afro Celt Sound System 0:00:00
  2. An Gwirder: Baka Beyond 3:40:00
  3. Wandering Spirit: Baka Beyond 7:27:00
  4. Nightstep: Delhi 2 Dublin 8:57:00
  5. Apples: Delhi 2 Dublin 12:12:00
  6. Lovers Of Light: Afro Celt Sound System 15:44:00
  7. Mecanix (Remix): Urban Trad 17:34:00
  8. Get Reel: Urban Trad 20:31:00

Photos: City of Night 2014

5.28.2014 City of Night 2014 presented by ELAB

Photos by Drexial ( flickr | facebook )

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival – September 13th 2014


Fire Show by Pyromancy @ 9:00 PM

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival | Krull Park 6108 Lake Rd, Olcott, New York 14126 | September 13th 2014

Join us for our 14th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games!!

Admission Prices: Weekend $25 | Saturday $20 | Sunday $12

This year it’s being held on September 13th & 14th. History will come alive at Krull Park, inside the charming village of Olcott Beach. Guests of this yearly festival, just a one hour drive from both Buffalo and Rochester, will find themselves immersed in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Live Celtic music, dancers, sports, clans, living historians, vendors, food, contests and children’s activities come together to make the festival a truly memorable day for all! Pre-Sale Tickets Available, Save $$ order early! Click to Order:


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Steampunk Festival at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – August 30th 2014

Steampunk Festival 2014

Steampunk Festival 2014 | Leonard Oakes Estate Winery 10609 Ridge Rd, Medina, New York 14103 (map) | Saturday, August 30th 2014@ 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Fire Show by Pyromancy
Live Sideshow Acts including Arlowe Price, Riley Schillaci & others
Music All Day
Food Trucks
Steampunk Vendors
Photo Booth by RG Lama Studios
Live Festival Projection by Projex
Two Private Cider Tasting Sessions
Steampunk Costume Contest

Steampunk Festival 2014

Admission: General Admission (GA) $10
GA + Private Cider Tasting (limited) $25
GA + Steampunk Swag Fanny Pack $25
GA + Private Cider Tasting + Steampunk Swag Fanny Pack $35

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