Get ready for the biggest and best fire show St. John’s has ever seen! Coordinated by Danielle Knustgraichen of The Spinsters, in partnership with Cirque’letics and The St. John’s Juggling Club, St. John’s brightest up and coming circus artists will present a show like none other at the 2017 Lantern Festival on July 29th. Audiences will be will be amazed by a variety of performers, from circus enthusiasts to highly skilled professional artists, working together to manipulate flaming props from torches and staves to hula hoops and fans, with dazzling aerial acts by the Cirque’letics performance crew in between.
Some of the most unique acts featured in this year’s show range from illusions by flow artists using props such as the fire meteor (a skill toy of Asian origin made of weighted rope) and levitation wands, to a fire eater costumed in a whimsical array of live flames and an artist suspended from aerial chains. This show will combine pyrotechnics with artistry and physical prowess to give festival goers a truly unforgettable experience, while uniting performers from Cirque’eletics, On th Glo Circus, The Spinsters, The St. John’s Juggling Club, The Doyle Family Circus and Wonderbolt to produce a truly collaborative showcase of our region’s top talent.
The show is set to begin at 9:30 pm on July 29th (rain date July 30th), following the lantern parade to the upper park at dusk.