Mesmerizing, beautiful, and full of excitement! If you are looking for that WOW factor, choose Obsidian Butterfly. We offer a variety of entertainment options ranging from Polynesian Fire Luau show (may include Hula Dancers and live music), Cirque entertainment (snake handler, jugglers, fire dancers/eaters/breathers, aerialists, stilt walkers, unicycle), LED Light shows, Swimming mermaids, Belly Dancers with or without fire, and Bollywood themed shows.
Performers may be booked by the hour for ambient entertainment or for a stage show up to 30 minutes of entertainment that includes audience interaction and photo opportunities.
Sequoia was wonderful from start to finish. Her dance performance was beautiful and she worked with me to make it just right for our Great Gatsby themed birthday party. She really want above and beyond to plan out the evening's entertainment, all very last minute, even providing a reference with the Sacramento Fire Department, which is huge, especially to calm a venue's nerves about the fire element of her performance. And I must add that she was absolutely professional throughout the entire experience. I was very impressed. Highly recommend.
We had them perform for our kids birthday party and they were amazing!!! Great show for all ages!!! loved every minuet of it!!!
Obsidian butterfly provided 2 fire dancing belly dancers to provide entertainment for my 50th birthday party at my private residence. Sequoia was in great communication prior to the performance day. She provided very good options and was flexible, making things work. And then the dancing itself was really good with audience participation and photos with the dancers (including fire) afterwards! It was a lot of fun and myself and all of my guests really enjoyed the entertainment! I recommend Obsidian Butterfly for great at-home entertainment!
Sequioa and her crew are amazing. They performed for a joint birthday party for my daughter's 21st and husband's 50th. They adapted their performance to fit in with our disco theme. The crowd was in awe of the performance. Each segment demonstrated their expertise and experience with different fire equipment. The end of show engagement with the audience was fantastic. Sequoia and her team are wonderful to work with. The entire transaction was very professional. Many thanks for making our event super special!
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!
The Fire dancers were Great! Obsidian Butterfly made our Luau perfect & people are still talking about the wonderful event!
Thank you so much!!!!!
What to Expect
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.
Obsidian Butterfly is a performing arts company that specializes fire and light shows founded by Sequoia.
When working with Obsidian Butterfly performers, you can expect to receive skilled performers along with a well put together, highly entertaining, and fabulous show. Performers are insured and we bring a trained safety to support the fire element of our act.
Performers may be hired for a stage show with music (stage not necessary) or for ambient entertainment by the hour. Stage shows can vary starting at 15 minutes up to 45 minutes.
Fire shows include multiple fire acts ranging from fire eating, fans, staff, poi, belts, dragon staff, rope dart, swords, double staff, and hoops. For large venues we may include wings, whips, and fire breathing. Fire eating audience integration with the guest of honor is also included upon special advance request. All shows include photo opportunities with the performers.
Cirque shows may include jugglers, stilt walkers, aerialists, sword swallower, snake handler, contortionist, fire eaters, and unicycle.
Polynesian shows may include Hula dancers, live music, and an emcee provided by Hula Event or Aloha Polynesia.
Belly Dance acts may include tribal or cabaret style belly dance, audience interaction, swords, zills, as well as other dance props like silk fans, umbrellas, hula hoops, and when appropriate LED Lights and/or fire.
Sequoia's performance resume includes performances at the California State Fair, the Solano County Fair, 1000+ shows for Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan, she has performed for Wavy Gravy at the Berkeley Repertoiry Theatre with musical legends like Kitaro, Les Claypool, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, and Joan Baez, as well as in Davis at the Mondavi Center with Michael Bayard, the Whole Earth Festival, the Academy of Sciences, FPI Management, TEVA, Teecom, The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sacramento Parks and Recreation, and Callson Manor Haunted House. Fire World, Fright Fest Six Flags Vallejo, Sequoia has also worked with Fire Pixie Entertainment since 2006.
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. We need a minimum of 12'x12' of space. If we are using our own PA system for music will need access to electrical outlet.
Past Booked Events
|July 23, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 14, 2016–July 25, 2016 • 8:45pm - 9:05pm||California State Fair Fire Dance Shows|
|April 17, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Exploratorium|
|May 27, 2015||School Assembly|
|May 09, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 07, 2014||Other|
|May 31, 2014||Birthday Party|
|April 29, 2014||Launch Party|
Varies depending on show
|Sequoia||Owner and Performer|
Influences & Inspiration
Fire Pixie Entertainment, Circque du' Soleil, Mystic Family Circus, Apsara Living Art, Vishnu Tattva Das
Open space free of flammable material
PA compatible with Ipod
Solo performer shows require minimum space of 12' x 12'
Two person shows require a minimum of 15' x 15'
Three plus performers require a space minimum of 18' x 18'
Indoor shows require ceilings of 18' minimum, proper ventilation, and permit.
Electrical Outlet for Music if we are using our own PA
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chuck "Captain Chuck"
"Thank you for a wonderful show!"
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!