Cirque Session 5: Learn to Fire Eat!

May 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eastern Iowa Circus Collective
1200 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Cirque Session 5: Learn to Fire Eat! @ Eastern Iowa Circus Collective | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States

The Eastern Iowa Circus Club is excited to welcome a series of fire eating workshops by world record holder and internationally known fire performer and flow artist April Jennifer Choi.

Cost of these workshops will be $20 for one, $35 for two, $50 for three, $60 for all 4. $10 for spectators. April will have torches if you don’t own a set. Please RSVP to the event and pre-pay with PayPal to put “circus club” in the note.

At 12:00 noon – Fire Eating 1 – A Taste of Fire: In this class, we will learn how to be safe when dealing with fire and then learn the basics of fire fleshing, such that you will be comfortable lighting your skin on fire by the end of the class. Tricks: Hand Flash, Finger Flares, Flame Transfers, Hand Transfers, Fire Trails.

At 1:00 – Fire Eating 2 – An Appetizing Ember: Once you are comfortable with playing with fire, we will now move along to eating fire, including some intermediate level tricks with long trails and fun flourishes. Tricks: Tongue Transfer, Jellyfish Snuff, Jellyfish Transfer, Basic Fire Eating, Torch Flourishes

At 2:00 – Fire Eating 3 – A Flaming Entree: If you feel that you have mastered the basics of fire eating, then you can move along to the main course of the fire eating world, and learn how to play with your food: vapor tricks. Tricks: Tooth Hold, Various Vapor Pulls, Human Candle, Volcano, Dragon’s Breath

At 3:00 – Fire Eating 4 – A Fiery Feast: Now you get to start combining several of your fire eating skill to start putting them into combinations. Here we will take what you know and start linking tricks together to do some seriously impressive stunts. Tricks: Lit Vapor Pull, Vapor Transfer, Shoot the Moon, Blow a Kiss, Statue of Liberty.

We’ll meet in the parking lot next to the church. Please avoid parking in the spots immediately behind the church. Address for GPS mapping: 1200 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

April Choi has been fire eating for 5 years and her name has grown rapidly in the last 2 years. She is the creator of The Fire Eating Tricktionary with over 120 recorded fire eating tricks.

As an engineer, April has made and invented over 20 different styles of fire eating torches and has pioneered the torchwork and flourish styles of fire eating.

April has taught at many different fire festivals, including both Fire Drums and Kinetic Fire which have both been at one time the largest fire festival in the United States.

She has several world records including some fire eating world records. She will even be attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fire eating at this event.

She has worked with some of the top fire eaters in the world including Zeus, Stone Fox, Master Pokes, Shade, Billy Tempest, Adam Lobo, Courtney Lopez, Tom Santiago, Derek Vermin and the like, to master over 360 fire eating tricks and combos.

April is a very experienced performer having performed on multiple national and international television shows including The Today Show, The Late Show with James Corden, The Gong Show, The Daily Glow, The Morning Show, and others.

Currently, She has upped her game in the world of Fire Eating Tech with tricks only performed by only a handful of fire eaters, making her among the top 10 fire eaters in the US and among the top 20 fire eaters in the world.

Here are a few examples of what amazing things April Choi can do with Fire Eating:

Technical Fire Eating:

Part of the Fire Eating Tricktionary:

Fire Eating Safety Video:

Fire Performance in General:

Invented and Pioneered Tricks: