Obsidian Butterfly

Why book Obsidian Butterfly?

Obsidian Butterfly shows include multiple styles of creative movement and multi-cultural dance infused with world music, myth, and fantasy. We offer multiple themes and costume options for events of all types and sizes. Weddings, luaus, festivals, fairs, concerts, private parties, grand openings, fashion shows, photo shoots, children's parties, graduations, drum circles, sweat lodge ceremonies, and community events.

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Reviews

Amazing!

We had them perform for our kids birthday party and they were amazing!!! Great show for all ages!!! loved every minuet of it!!!

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Reviewer: Shawna
Event: Birthday Party in Turlock, CA
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Fire Dancer

Review by Melanie L.

You guys are AMAZING! I had a feeling that you were the best fire performers when I came across your page and I was right! Thankyou for making it a very special 60th Birthday for my Dad!

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Reviewer: Melanie L.
Event: Birthday Party in Stockton, CA
Event Date: Jul 31, 2010
Hired As: Fire Dancer, Fire Eater, Fire Performer

Review by johna p.

The Fire dancers were Great! Obsidian Butterfly made our Luau perfect & people are still talking about the wonderful event!
Thank you so much!!!!!

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Reviewer: johna p.
Organization: 60th birthday
Event: Birthday Party in Sacramento, CA
Event Date: Jul 10, 2010
Hired As: Fire Dancer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 10 - 45 minutes
  • Fee: $300 and up
  • Insurance: $3MM - Specialty Insurance Agency
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Unions: NAFAA (North American Fire Arts Association)

Overview

Looking for that WOW factor?

When booking Obsidian Butterfly, expect to receive quality performers who will leave your audiences feeling moved, inspired, and entertained. Offering the Hottest show in town! Performers are both insured and trained to safely present the art of fire dance in a respectful and creative way. In addition, we always bring a safety technician to support the fire element of our act. Shows are adapted to suit the needs of the event and tastes of the audience and can range from family friendly show to adult audience.

Stage shows include music to compliment theme, choreographed dance pieces, and for some audiences, when requested in advance may include fire eating audience integration with the guest(s) of honor, fire breathing, and large fire props.

Ambient entertainment is booked by the hour.

Rates are determined by the number of dancers, the length of show, type of show (stage or ambient/fire, light, or silk), and location of event.

Fire shows are exciting, light shows are mesmerizing, and silk shows are colorful displays of dance, all influenced by creative movement and exciting musical elements.

Additional Booking Notes

All performers are insured. We bring our own safety technician to support the fire element of the act. We arrive 30 - 45 minutes prior to designated performance time.

Obsidian Butterfly

Obsidian Butterfly is a performing arts company that specializes in creative movement, flow arts, and fire dance founded by Sequoia. Shows include either fire, light, or silk fabric dance props and vary in theme depending on the needs of the event. Themes may include Diwali, Bollywood, Island Luau, Halloween, Fire and Ice, Mardis Gras, Carnivale, Masquerade, Cirque, Black Tie, or Black Light; however, with the ability to accommodate just about any theme put before us, we are always open to unique and creative visions. The music and costume are both chosen to compliment the visual component to your event.

When working with Obsidian Butterfly, you can expect to receive quality performers and an exciting show. Performers are insured and we bring a trained safety to support the fire element of our act. In addition, performers arrive costumed, in make-up, ready to dazzle your audiences, friends, and family. Performers may be hired for a stage show with music or for ambient entertainment by the hour. The length of time is determined by the number of performers. Solo performer show are usually 15 minute shows, two person shows 15 - 20 minutes, and anything 25 - 30 minutes and over require a minimum of three performers plus.

Fire shows may include fire eating, fans, staff, poi, belts, hoops, and variations of and for large audiences and special requests, we can offer larger props that include wings, whips, and fire breathing. Fire eating audience integration with the guest of honor is also included upon special advance request.

Sequoia and Obsidian Butterfly have performed for the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, for a variety of Tahoe's resorts around the lake, Wavy Gravy's 70th Birthday Celebration at the Berkeley Repertoire Theatre, The California State Fair, over 600 shows for Huis Ten Bosch, Japan for Fire Pixie, Callson Manor Haunted House, California wineries, and events of all purpose and size.

The team providing the talent:

Wesley Gomes

Performer

Sequoia

Owner and Performer

Adrienne Deciur

Performer

Pika Fuego

Performer

Marla Santoyo

Performer

Rachel Juarez

Performer

Kimmie Miller

Performer

Lisa Garris

Performer

Dell Richards

Performer and Publicist

Testimonials

Hey Sequoia,

Thanks so much for the entertainment at my party - you guys were a hit! I really
enjoyed watching your dancing. It was cool to see how into your art you were.

It was very memorable!

Thanks again, especially last minute like that.

Hope to see ya soon.

Bob

– Bob

Dear Sequoia,

I just want to thank you and your partner for the fabulous show. Days later people
are talking about how wonderful you
guys were and how it added to our party. I would recommend you to anyone.

Sincerely, Debbie

– Debbie

My family was blown away by the performance. None of us have ever and with a story too! The momentum
was amazing one scene right after another. All my family filled up their memory cards on their cameras with
the performances. Everyone I spoke with that day had wonderful energy, and it is all due to you and your
fantastic students. Thank you so much for a once in a lifetime experience. I hope to see you next year for the
3rd annual Fire Dance Spectacular.

Kathy

– Kathy

Sequoia,

You and your crew have always been a pleasure to work with and thank you so much for trying to stick it out
until the grand finale. It started later than we had planned but sometimes late is good for the big fire stuff.

Thanks for the feedback on the stage too. One of the things that always annoys me at fire performances is
the inability to see what is going on. I am sure everyone could see what was happening this weekend!

It looks like we have established an institution here in the Sacramento area and I hope we can continue to
host similar events. Thank you so much for your support, your kindness, and for sharing your amazing
talent at the FurrBall!

Anything that I can do to support what you do. More and more people continue to comment that your
performance was the best that they have ever seen.

Sincerely,

Chuck "Captain Chuck"

– Capt Chuck

"Thank you for a wonderful show!"

Johna

– Johna

Dear Sequoia,

You and you team were absolutely fantastic...each and every guest enjoyed your work and we were
completely pleased. We're definitely calling you back for our future parties!!!! Once again thank you very
much, you were absolutely outstanding in your work! I'll definitely recommend you to all my friends!

Thank you,

Nimisha

– Nimisha

Set List

Varies depending on show

Influences & Inspiration

Fire Pixie Entertainment, Circque du' Soleil, Mystic Family Circus, Apsara Living Art, Vishnu Tattva Das

Setup Requirements

Indoor shows require ceilings of 18' minimum, proper ventilation, and permit.

Open space free of flammable material

PA compatible with Ipod

Solo performer shows require minimum space of 12' x 12'

Three plus performers require a space minimum of 18' x 18'

Two person shows require a minimum of 15' x 15'

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