Sangre Del Sol is an Austin, Texas based collective of performance artists/dancers focused on the Art of Fire and Glow/ LED Light Dancing. Some of their members have been working together for over 10 years, and their experience and connection with each other allows them to take their performances to amazing new levels. Beautiful choreographed routines and a special flow in their dance and presentation really sets them apart from others.
Sangre Del Sol inspires people of all ages and walks of life with their diverse range of dance styles, techniques, costumes, characters and music. Most costumes and props are designed and handmade by the dancers, deepening their performances with amazing, one of a kind effects and visuals. The dancers are proficient with such props as; poi, batons, hoops, staffs, swords, fans, fingers, palm torches, veils and glow flags, as well as some more unique props such as fire crowns, horns, wings, flaming hearts, orbs, jump rope, umbrellas and glowing fabric wings. This exciting variety keeps their audiences entranced and engaged.
Safety comes first always for both the crew as well as the audience. They have held permits, insurance and have been supported by their local fire marshal for the last ten years.
They were voted best Fire Dancers in the Austin Chronicle and have been featured in The Austin Statesman, Rare Magazine, The Daily Texan, Austin Daze, The Onion, Feedback Mag., Austin Monthly, Mediabistro and several documentaries.
For Sangre Del Sol, performing is a gift and a service to the community. Their performances are always a ritual that comes from the heart.
Catarina Suttin: Dancer
Jade Love: Dancer
Zarah Bauman: Dancer
Brian Roughton: Dancer
Ciara Blossom: Dancer
Echo Higuchi: Dancer
Sage Jacote: Manager/Dancer
Laura Scarborough: Dancer
Gianna Twirlwind: Hooper
Christopher Lee Bevington: Dancer
Cique Du Soleil, Mutator, El Circo, Dr. Seuss, Tim Burton, KanNal
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 60 minutes
Equality Texas Party, TX 2013
Austin Tech. Council ACL Live SXSW - 2013
USAA Holiday Party, San Antonio TX 2012
Bob Bulluck Texas State Museum 2012
Wurstfest New Braunfels, TX - 2012
Formula One Fan Fest TX 2012
Lights All Night Dallas 2012-13
Lighting of The Doves, Woodlands, TX 2011
ZaZa Energy Party, Houston, TX 2011
Art Outside, Rockdale, TX - 2009- 12
Nocturnal Fest, TX - 2010-2012
Texas Ren. Festival - yearly
Play Immersion, TX 2011
Zombie Ball, Austin, TX 2009
Lighting In a Bottle, CA 2009
Dos Equis/Maxim Mag. party, Austin, 2008
Maker Faire, Ausin, TX 2008
12th Houston Grand Taiko Fest., TX 2008
Oliver Rajamani, TX 02-11
Bassnectar at The Copa, Austin, 2006
1st Night Austin, TX, 2005
Mayan Ceremony Tikal, Guatemala
Blue Star Arts & Eats, San Antonio, TX
The Crucible Fire Art Fest, CA 2006
Cique Du Soleil party, Austin, 2003
One World Theater, Austin, 03-10
Tool's bday party, New Zealand, 2002
Fire Drums, CA, 2008, 2009
Pacific Fire Fest, OR 2009
Japan Fire Fest, 2007
Santoka Fire Fest, Japan 2007
Burning Man, Blackrock, NV, many years
Scooby Doo Crew - Houston, TX
Ararat Goddess Parties- Austin, many years
SXSW Frog Design party, Austin, 2008
Mutator - Austin, 2007
Alamo Wrap up party
Miss Congeniality Wrap Up Party 2000
Rabbit in the Moon, Puerto Rico, New Zealand
Electric Daisy Carnival
Miami Music Conference
Red Rocks - CO
Kan'Nal - CO
Coalescence - AK
fire shows - area at least 15 X 15 feet away from entrance or walkway with no overhang of any kind or anything around area that is flamable. We also need a safe area for our fueling station that is no where near where people or flamables are.
FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Below is an overview of the tools, fuels, safety equipment and safety procedures used by the Sangre Del Sol. Members of the group have been performing with fire since 1998 and are supported by local and state agencies. They have held an Austin City Fire Permit for over 10 years. They are fully insured and have a member that has a Texas State Flame Effects License. While producing a great performance is out goal, ensuring the safety of the audience, performers and venue is the highest priority.
Safe Distances: There must be at least 15 feet from the Performance Area to the audience.
There must be unimpeded passage from the Fuel Station and Spinout Zone to the stage at all
times. The Fuel Station and Spinout Zone must be at least 15 feet from the stage.
Space Requirements: The Sangre Del Sol Fire Show requires three important and distinct areas: Performance Area, Fuel Station and Spinout Zone. All must be isolated from any audience traffic.
*Fuel station – All fuels will be located in a secure 10’ square area which is manned
by a trained fire safety-person. While the fuel station is "hot" (fuel is in place), these areas
must be restricted to Sangre Del Sol fire performers and safety team members only. Fuel
is stored in up to code non-spill metal containers. The fuel used for most fire peformances
Coleman’s Camping Fuel (also known as "white gas" or "naptha") and Lamp Oil (liquid
*Spinout zone – A 10’ square area, located outside in a secure area. Performers will
"spin-off" all excess fuel from their wicks in the Spinout Zone. Coleman’s fuel usually
evaporates with-in 10 seconds and causes no threat to the ground however we can use
tarps if necessary to avoid fuel getting on the ground.
*Performance Area- If performers are performing on a stage they will dance in the
middle of the area and there must not be any fabric, curtains, banners or flammable
decorations hanging on the stage unless they are fire treated. There must be a clearance
of at least 8 to 10 feet above the performer. We mostly perform on the ground in an area
that is at least 15’ X 15’ depending on how many performers are dancing at one time.
Equipment: At the fuel station, the fire team will organize their equipment - fire tools, fuels with metal dipping cans, drip pans and other fueling equipment. Boxes with closing lids will enclose dip cans and after dipping all lids are put back on the metal cans. Also located in the Fuel Station will be orange construction cones, caution tape, fire extinguishers, water bucket wet towels and other safety equipment.
Tools: All tools are inspected prior to every show. Any visible signs of wick decomposition,
loose fasteners or frayed grips disqualifies the use of that tool for that performance.
Wicks: Most of our wicks are made of Kevlar. According to Dupont, Kevlar fiber is 5
times stronger than steel on a pound-for-pound basis. In addition, it is 3 times more
resistant to stretching than "E" glass, is completely non-flammable, and will not melt.
Performance: Immediately prior to taking the stage, a performer will dip fire tools into the
fuel dip cans and enter the spin out zone to spin out all excess fuel until no spray emits from the tool. White gas evaporates very quickly, so the spin out zone is usually dry in under a minute. The performer then goes to the performance area, and prior to performing, they check in with one of the Safety Team to approve the costume and tool. After their performance, they return to the fuel station to store the fire tool.
Safety Protocol: Performers and fire safety team wear only leather, silk, denim,
cotton (natural fibers), vinyl and other materials treated with flame retardant spray. Onstage
fire performers and safety team never wear fur, fake fur, feathers, polyester, etc. Hair and costumes are sprayed down with water prior to performance.
Safeties: There are at minimum one safety at each performance area unless there are many fire dancers at once dancing then we provide 2 to 3 safeties. Each safety has a large wet towel and water bucket and each performance area has one CO2 extinguisher. Fire extinguishers are inspected frequently and are have current tags. All fire performers and fire safety team members have been trained in fire extinguisher usage and basic burn first aid.
2006: 37 gigs
2007: 25 gigs
2008: 35 gigs
2009: 45 gigs
2010: 30 gigs
2011: 35 gigs
2012: 50 gigs
2013: 10 gigs (so far)
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