I have been a bullwhip artist and teacher for 20-plus years, from Wild West shows to burlesque/vaudeville stage shows to Indiana Jones-themed corporate parties to circuses and more.
My daring assistant (and wife) Mary and I perform, give workshops and demos, and teach coast to coast.,designing bullwhip shows that fit the space, the theme, the mood and the maturity level of the venue, from clubs to private parties to corporate events.
We have costumes, props (including pyrotechnic effects), complete sound system, licensed music, and full performer liability insurance. It's a self-contained package deal that has you covered for whatever you want, indoors or outdoors, for small or large events.
Robert Dante: Bullwhip Artist
Mary Dante: Bullwhip Artist, Target Girl
I am honored to know (and work with) the best whip crackers and whip makers in the world. I have learned from them all. I've also been blessed to work in theater with top notch talent, and to meet the best in many other fields of entertainment, including music, juggling, and film. Even my past work as a published creative writer comes to bear in the crafting of our shows.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 2 - 45 minutes
You can expect a high degree of professionalism, punctuality, and focus on giving the audience a thrilling experience. Positive, entertaining.
Space enough to work safely -- Ask for details.
TO ESTIMATE SPACE REQUIREMENTS
A bullwhip is measured from the end of the handle to the end of the thong (the braided part of the whip).
Add to this the length of the lace-like "fall" and the lash itself (appx. 2 feet).
Then add to this the length of a man's arm (appx. 3 feet). The result is the radius (NOT the diameter!) of a circle of safe bullwhip handling.
For example, a 6-foot bullwhip should be given a clear 22 foot circle for the safety of the observers.
Ceiling height should be 1/2 to 2/3 of this number (ie a 6-foot whip needs a ceiling height of appx. 12-14 feet).
Ceiling should be unimpeded by fire sprinklers, lamps, chandeliers, etc.
For blacklight bullwhips to be dramatically effective, the performing space must be pitch dark with no outside light leaking in.
Entirely customized, depending on space, theme, budget, from 2 minutes to 45 minutes, with or without dialogue, music. Daring and lovely assistant included.
Available for Your
Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Parade, Private Party, Seminar, Trade Show, Workshop
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