FireWorks Dance Company has
performed far too many shows to document here. These are just a few crew favourites...starting with the most recent.
26.9.15 - NRL Semi-final, AAMI Park Melbourne
The Melbourne Storm met the North Queensland Cowboys for the
second NRL semi final and the FireWorks crew were there to bring the fire for
the amazing pre-match extravaganza. Along with 20 drummers and a mass of fire
ball effects around the ground it was a spectacle to behold and one the crowd
wont forget in a hurry.
Monash Law Students Ball, Peninsula Docklands.
The Monash Law Students got quite a shock when Djinn and
Vyvyan hit the stage for the societies end of year ball. But despite the
pressure to have an incident free show in front of 1500 lawyers (gulp), the
fiery duo took up the challenge and rocked the joint.
Melbourne Theatre Company Southbank.
The Melbourne Theatre Company opening night of the production
'Ghosts' called for some special atmospherics for guests on arrival and
FireWorks were happy to oblige with some flaming cauldron effects.
13.5.14 - World Haemophilia Conference, MCEC Southbank
Melbourne plays host to many medical conferences and 2014 saw
the World Haemophilia Conference come to town. Making sure guests were at a safe
distance (for obvious reasons), Djinn hit the stage and fired the conference up
for the week ahead.
New Years Eve, Boatbuilders Yard Southbank.
The Boatbuilders Yard on the Yarra River at Southbank was
rocking it New Years Eve with a massive party that had a great position to view
the fireworks across the Melbourne CBD. Djinn was there with fire balls and
showered the 1000+ guests with sparks from his angle grinder to bring in the new
year. The Polly Woodside was procured as a DJ stage, pumping out sweet grooves
from it's deck. The old girl will never be the same again.
9.11.13 - Miss Pole Dance Australia
Championships 2014 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney.
Pole Dancing national championships were on again at the Enmore Theatre in
Sydney and 2012 champion, the astounding Cleo the Hurricane, called upon the
fiery effects of FireWorks to spice up an already amazing routine and claim the
2014 prize. With the legendary Flame Thrower in hand, Cleo delivered a routine
that will be remembered by all who were there to witness it. The routine
prevailed and Cleo the Hurricane jointly won 1st place and the years title....go
Cleo and congratulations!!
FireWorks team were in Shepparton Victoria for one of the larger annual
regional festival, The Shepparton Festival. Closing out the festival, FireWorks
were there with the acclaimed Pyrorhythmic fire and percussion show along with a
bevvy of pyrotechnic effects on the field. Was one not to be missed.
Grinders at the ready, the FireWorks team stationed themselves
at the entrance to the set of the 7 Networks prime time reality/reno program
'House Rules', spraying sparks tradie style as the network heads, media and
special guests entered for the programs launch.
2.3.13 - True North Festival, Edwardes Lake Reservoir
2013 saw the merging of the Festival of Light and the
Reservoir Arts Festival in to the True North Festival, showcasing all the arts
and community talent in a range of fields found throughout the Darebin area. Djinn was along to represent the fire community in the North of Melbourne with
some fiery tricks and massive fire balls.
24.10.10 - Edwardes Lake Safe
Stroll, Edwardes Lake Reservoir
As a finale to this years Festival of Light and Friendship,
the City of Darebin held the Edwardes Lake Safe Stroll which gave local residents
and visitors to the festival alike, the chance to see the hidden delights of
Reservoir. Run by the Indian community in partnership with the City of Darebin,
the Festival of Light and Friendship showcased a variety of Indian dance and
musical acts with Djinn providing some fiery entertainment between sets. To
conclude the festival the crowd was treated to a mini Pyrorhythmic fire show
beside the lake.
8.10.10 to 10.10.10 - Melbourne International Arts
The 2010 Melbourne Arts Festival featured Spanish aerial
company K@OSMOS in the Alexandra Gardens for the festivals free entertainment in
the park. FireWorks were asked to provide some pre-entertainment for the aerial
troupe before the big show began during the festivals opening weekend. Djinn and
Vyvyan obliged the invite and warmed the crowd of over 5000 per night with fiery
antics and massive fire balls before the big show began.
ABC TV's Art Nation was also there to take a look at the aerialists from
Spain and also managed to catch some of the FireWorks action that featured
19.6.10 - Forrest Fire Festival
The Victorian town of Forrest in the Otway's fired in to life
in June with the very special Forrest Fire Festival. Now an annual event, the
festival brings the community together in an exciting night of performing arts
with a stunning fire display as a finale. FireWorks were down there as artistic
directors and passed on the finer points of staging a large, community oriented
production. All participants enjoyed an exhilarating experience and the audience
were witness to a display they will remember for many years to come.
7.12.09 - NAB and MLC Christmas Ball, Docklands
Djinn and Zefirah wowed an audience of over 900 with the hugely popular Freak
Show at the massive NAB and MLC xmas ball at Waterfront Docklands. Guests were
stunned as Djinn pushed the limits of his pain tolerance while the super sexy
Zefirah punished him in her own unique ways.
Photos: Ian Turner, I&J Photographics
3.10.09 - V n'V Ball
Boo Sparkle cut loose
with her angle grinder and an assortment of teddy bears for the V n' V ball for
the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Freaky fashion was the order of the night so
Vyvyan and her bears slotted in without a fuss, slaying the audience with her
18.9.09- WPAC Opening, Wangaratta
The City of Wangaratta opened they're brand new arts centre WPAC (Wangaratta
Performing Arts Centre) with a celebration party that locals will remember for
some time. The FireWorks crew were up there
entertaining the locals with some roving entertainment for the festival during
the day followed by a massive 8 piece Pyrorhythmic show, complete with stage
pyrotechnics and a huge pyrotechnic display to officially open the centre.
4.7.09 - Lectroland @ Order of Melbourne
Uncle Sam would have been well proud of Boo Sparkle as she cut loose with her
angle grinder to celebrate Lectroland's special 4th of July party. All things
USA was the theme for the night and Tank girl Boo Sparkle certainly unleashed
'shock and awe'. Cop that Saddam!
11.4.09 - Fire recovery circus workshops @ Kinglake
Following the devastation of the Black Friday bushfires many events were run in
the effected areas to help with the rebuild and to boost moral. The FireWorks
crew were invited to bring some circus fun to the Kinglake and Flowerdale
communities, which was readily accepted and a wonderful weekend was had by all
that came along.
31.12.08 - New Year in the Vines @ Yarra Glen
The FireWorks crew was in the Yarra
Valley to see '09 in at the New Year in the Vines dance party at Train Trak
Winery in Yarra Glen. There was funky tunes, fine food and fireworks nestled in
the vineyard and was a great way to see in the new year.
17.10.08 - FireWorks 10th birthday party @ St. Kilda
FireWorks Dance Co. is 10 years old this year and the
crew held a special fire night at O'Donnell Gardens in St.
Kilda, next to Luna Park. The crew and a whole heap of fiery friends and fans
were there to celebrate the only way they now how....with loads of fire. Special
friends from overseas and a ceremonial birthday cake burning were highlights of
a night that went on till the wee small hours.
14.8.08 to 11.9.08 - Bosch Thunderstruck National Tour
Bosch power tools launched their new range of tradesman
toys and got Djinn and Vyvyan in to show off what they could do....in a way that
only the FireWorks crew can. Visiting most capital cities, tradies from east to
west got a demo they will long remember.
31.7.08 - The Main Event @ Palladium, Crown Casino
Djinn and Vyvyan were Kung Fu fighting with fire at the
Main Event, a launch for Hollywood's block buster season. Universal Pictures
called the Fireworks crew in to highlight 'Mummy 3' with a spectacular martial
arts inspired routine that definitely fired up the audience.
25.6.08 - Mackay Festival of Arts @ Mackay QLD.
The tropical North was a little warmer than usual when Zefirah appeared
with her fire Belly dance show to open this years Mackay Festival of Arts. One
of Queensland top arts festivals, the Mackay Festival had an excellent line
up of artists from all over the country and FireWorks was there to represent our
unique art form.
10.11.07 to 1.12.07 - Mega Madness
Motor Cross Regional Tour
Australia's top stunt and motor cross
riders were brought together to feature in Australia's own home-grown motor
cross spectacular. Along with the awesome tricks and flips, FireWorks staged a massive pyrotechnic show complete with fire breathers.
Herald Sun and FireWorks photographer
David Caird was awarded for the year in a row, the nations most
prestigious photographic award for his collection 'Lifetime Exposure'.
Part of the winning collection included a selection of shots of
FireWorks's Vyvyan in action. Naturally Vyvyan was invited to show her
wares to gathered audience, bringing her photos to life. Congratulations
David form all the FireWorks crew.
3.8.07 - Liberty Finance 10th birthday party @ The Metro
Djinn & Sonic Dominator in his Fire
breather role hit The Metro in Melbourne and blew the Liberty Finance
staff off their feet. And it didn't end there for the guests as they
were privy to a huge night with the likes of Wicked Force Breakers, Jon
Stevens, Richard Clapton and Rogue Traders also on the bill.
5.4.07- La Festa
Festival @ Griffith NSW
a large multi-cultural community Griffith came out in force to see
FireWorks at the La Festa Festival. The entire town became a festival
and our fire dancers and belly dancers were right in the middle of it.
The audiences response was overwhelming and it's fair to say we will be
going back for sure.
24.3.07 - Williamstown
One of Melbourne's largest festivals, the
Willy Festival ended a massive day with a special presentation of
Warning!...Playing with fire. Along with this amazing fire show the
lucky festival goers got to see an installation by Mutoid Waste and a spectacular sky
show by AVFX.
10.3.07 & 11.3.07 - Moomba
This years Moomba Waterfest festival
opened with a spectacular fire and pyrotechnic river display over 2 nights. A collaboration between FireWorks, Show FX and the City of Melbourne,
this opening was unlike any seen before at Moomba and was an amazing experience
for all 12 performers spread up the length of the Yarra. Definitely one
to tell the grand kiddies about.
27.8.06 - The Hume
Hume City Council held
a great day at the Hume Global Learning Centre
festival all about learning being fun, interactive, hands on and
sometimes unstructured. FireWorks presented a circus show to kick the
day off as well as running circus and drumming workshops for all the
guests. And while the guests were there they had their futures told by our fortune
15.3.06 - Party Pacifica Festival @ Knox City
Well...the Commonwealth games came to
Melbourne in March & didn't we know it. Gigs a plenty with Party
Pacifica being a highlight. FireWorks headlined the bill that saw Wicked
Force Breakers strutting their stuff & an amazing Haka that went off.
Cavalcade - Reigns of Fire Tour 2005
the first time in Australia, Cavalcade brought it's massive stadium show
with horses and riders from around the world. Fireworks went on the
national tour, providing the exciting fire effects and performances.
Many of Australia's top show jumpers, stockmen and stunt riders joined
singing stars Peter Brocklehurst and Melinda Jackson to present the most
stunning equine show of it's type in the southern hemisphere.
10.9.05 - V8 Supercars @ Sandown Raceway
Djinn, and Vyvyan,
assisted by Keith and the Mad Bushman performed for Orrcon Racing
Team in the VIP marquee above pit-lane, making the pit refuelling crews
26.8.05 - Kenworth Trucks Anniversary @ Alice
The FireWorks crew and
Show FX pyros teamed up for the trek to Australia's dry centre to
produce a reverse-in-the-round fire show for 500 guests in the middle of
the remote outback. Ooraminna Station was converted into a 5-star, under
the stars dining and performance experience for Kenworth Trucks. In the
down time under the hot desert sun, Boomba Stadium was built and
held it's first caterpillar races.
19.3.05 - Beats
Per Minute Tour
Djinn and Zefirah are training the tap dancers of BPM in poi dancing,
which they will incorporate into their choreography for their nationally
touring show. Look out for poi moves by Zefirah and glow-poi
manufactured by Djinn as part of Beats Per Minute, touring regional and
capital cities in 2005.
5.1.05 - 2005 Deaflympic
Games Opening Ceremony @ Olympic Park, Melbourne.
enlisted to produce a special cauldron lighting for the Deaflympics...& we delivered.
Djinn and Vyvyan let
off explosions of fire on the cauldron stage for the torch moment, and
as it was lit, 80 cheerleaders, Girl Guides and school kids, trained up
by Djinn, Vyvyan and Sonic Dominator in the previous 3 days performed in
a huge ring of fire around the main stage. At the same time Aradia,
Zefirah, Dylan and Matt performed a kick-ass, 4 - pronged fire show,
joined by Vyvyan and Djinn at the end for a huge duo fireball and
massive Olympic style pyrotechnic send-off. In this pyro's opinion
it was the best gig ever!
3.12.04 - Austereo Network Fox FM & Triple M Xmas
Party @ South Wharf
FireWorks struts their popular Pyrorhythmic show for media and sporting celebrities at Atlantic South Wharf
4.9.04 - Deloitte Ball
@ Luna Park,
Crew flew up to Sydney for the weekend to wow the audiences in Luna
Park's Big Top venue with a 45 minute stage show as part of Deloitte's
Annual Ball celebrations. Much shenanigans ensued as FireWorks Dance was unleashed on Sydney including Simone's hand-balancing on Bondi, Arzu's
snake, Atum slithering around the hotel rooms and Vyvyan, Jen and Craig
chugging beer and terrorizing the locals at the Park near Central!
The Secret Cabaret Melbourne Fringe Festival 04 Special
Events - October 7th and 8th
The first show sold out
so we did another one and that sold out too. Wesley Anne had never been
so full and probably never will be again. It was the friggin best and if
you missed it, boy you f*&cked up! Melbourne we love you! You get
our warped sense of humour!
Secret Cabaret @ Wesley Anne, Northcote.
residency- June till September 04.
nights and fiery fun...The Secret Cabaret club show kicked off it's
monthly residency in June beneath the huge ceilings and old world charm
of Wesley Anne. B boy beats & blockhead acts opened the season & set the
tone for upcoming shows. For a synopsis of the season, go to
2004 Hot air balloon race @ Mildura.
and fireballs...and FireWorks Crew haven't even started yet. It's a big
festival about big balloons having a big race. In the home of the big
31.12.03 - The Stokehouse NYE @ St. Kilda beach
Stokehouse proudly presented The Secret Cabaret for their massive party by the
sea last NYE.
FireWorks as special guests were Brazilian beats specialists
Tumbarumba, who got everyone shakin' their money maker!
23.10.03 - The Secret
Cabaret @ The Famous Spiegeltent
As part of the
Melbourne International Arts Festival 2003, FireWorks
special invitation from The Spiegeltent to host The Secret Cabaret, and one of
the biggest nights of the festival occurred with more than 500+ patrons
crammed into the famous venue, and another 150 odd waiting till 2am to
get in to see us. The show
featured acts including special guests Swing Patrol and Vula & Maureen the Hula Queens.
3.7.03 to 14.7.03 -
The Secret Cabaret @ The Lido.
In July, The Secret Cabaret made
its stage debut at The Lido
Cabaret Club. An old world theatre perfectly complimented the
fire, circus and dance acts that The Secret Cabaret is quickly becoming known for. Audiences
were treated to real circus cabaret with a dark & twisted story that
has set a new benchmark in multi skill theatre.
The locals were in
for a shock when the FireWorks crew made the hike out to Craigieburn and
staged the 8 piece show. Both the performers and the audience had a
spectacular time. Can't wait for the next one!
The StokeHouse NYE 2002, St. Kilda beach.
For the fourth
year in a row, The Stokehouse rocked the New Year into full swing. The
biggest night yet and definitely the best, all ticket holders
expectations were exceeded. Nadima's sultry snake dance and
Aradia's signature 'Warrior dance' mesmerized the crowd, while Djinn
flaunted his style and skill throughout the night.
New Quay grand opening @ Docklands.
and dance livened up the Grand Opening of the multi-zillion dollar
Docklands residential and restaurant precinct.
Microsoft XBOX launch @ ZOS.
There were fire
shenanigans all round as Djinn and Leonie added some real-time adrenaline to the hardcore gamer 's evening.
1.11.02 - Carnivale' @ Park Hyatt hotel, Melbourne.
was one he will never forget when FireWorks took over the Park Hyatt
The girls got to
dress normally for a change at the Addams Family theme night!
Nova 100 FM launch @ Royal Melbourne Hotel.
Nadima thrilled the A-list audience along with snake handlers,
aerialists, midgets and scuba-divers in a huge tank of water.
The Stokehouse NYE 2001, St. Kilda beach.
Kilda's famous Stokehouse Restaurant hosted FireWorks for their NYE send-off by the sea. For the third year running, FireWorks
dazzled the patrons while they enjoyed the fabulous Stokehouse
food. Our aerialists joined the party for some extraordinary treats and
the fire finale
left the crowd speechless.
Bella Italia Festival, Crown Casino.
With one of the
most diverse multicultural communities in the world, Melbourne has a
unique reputation for it's cultural festivals and Bella Italia was no
'Make a Wish Foundation' fundraiser, The Willows restaurant.
Sending kids with
cancer to Disneyland is a cool concept and FireWorks was doing it's bit
to make it happen. Held at one of the finest restaurants in Melbourne,
guests saw roving fire performers early on, and a special show by
the belly dancers and drummers once things heated up.
2001 Telstra Awards, Melbourne Town Hall.
off the 2001 Telstra awards with a fire dance spectacular that blew the
audience away. The show was a new piece for an old pyro favourite,
The Prodigy's 'Fire Starter'.
FireWorks was the
main attraction for the grand finale of the Whittlesea Festival. Our drummers
talents to a huge Chinese lantern parade that finished with a giant
New Monkey @ QBH, Southbank.
New years eve went
off with a blast when FireWorks appeared at QBH for Monkey's night of
nights, New Monkey 2001. Djinn unpacked his flame thrower and freaked
out many a spaced out raver. Vyvyan rung in the new year with a series
of massive fireballs for the 2001 count down, and still goes on about
the thrill of being mid-fireball when the clocked ticked over.
22.12.00 - 'Queen of the Damned'
cast party @ Edwards Tavern, Prahran.
The 22nd was a night of weird
and wonderful sights of ET's. Vyvyan was there with her fire show, along
with snake charmers and bondage freaks. The night was the official 'Q of
the D' cast and crew after party...
Vyvyan was truly
in her element in the magnificent grounds of Monsalvat for the Summer solstice
celebrations. Witches from all over the state converged on the famous artist colony
for a night of medieval feasting and entertainment.
Circus Creature 2000 @ QBH
was a fundraising benefit for the AIDS Trust of Australia. The late
Bernard King played ring master for an evening of trapeze, fire
breathing, belly dancing and angle grinding....not to mention the sex
As part of the
City of Melbourne's Olympic torch relay celebrations, FireWorks
performed at all 3 of the official events around Melbourne. These included
the Flemington and Monash relay legs, as well as the official AOC dinner
Queer Witch Project @ The Market Hotel.
Here are just a
couple of crazy images from The Market, a popular gay club that just
loves fire. The night was a send up of the 'Blair Witch Project' where
burning crucifixes and scary drag queens were all out for the night.
Not for the faint hearted....
The Freemasons album launch - Greyhound Hotel, St. Kilda
'Victoria Decides' election night - Federation Square, Melbourne
Monash Law Students Society Ball - Peninsula Docklands
Kumon Australia Ball - Palladium @ Crown, Southbank
Islamic Museum of Australia opening
The Boat builders Yard NYE Party -
Darebin Community and Kite Festival - Reservoir
Starlight Foundation Gala Dinner - Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Yarra Valley Choclaterie and Ice Creamery - Yarra Valley.
Purim Jewish Festival - Elsternwick
Big W 2013 Spring Fashion Show - The
Plenary MCEC, Southbank
Melbourne Uni Commerce Students Society Ball - Peninsula,
Decibels Youth Music Festival - Northcote Uniting Church,
Spring Racing Carnival (Manikato Stakes) - Moonee Valley Racecourse
Starlight Foundation Gala Dinner - Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Ski Season Opening - Thredbo Ski Resort
Chinese New Year Festival - Bendigo
All Nations Park Safe Stroll -
Crown High Rollers Awards - Club 23, Crown
The Great Edwards Lake Walk - Reservoir
Austereo (Triple M FM / Fox
FM) Gala dinner - South Melbourne HQ