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Fire performances were earliest known in Samoa and they were known as Siva Afi and fire knife.
The use of fire in performances has grown in popularity greatly since the 1990’s. This growth in popularity has occurred both in the hobby and professional areas of the skill of performing with fire. Fire skills have become known to be seen at raves, nightclubs, beach parties, and music festivals throughout the world.
A popular version of fire dancing/performance is called fire hooping. It combines hula hooping with a little heat. A Fire hoop consists of a plastic hoop with four to six spokes radiating outward. The spokes typically extend 6-8 inches from the connection points on the hoop.
The knowledge of fire safety is important for anyone using a fire hoop. Do not try this without the proper safety items and supervision.
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Scott Alexander Photography, Costa Rica