Artist Profile: Banyan

As we continue with our artist profiles for the Temple of Poi 2009 Fire Dancing Expo & 7 Year Anniversary, we spotlight Banyan who, after taking a hiatus from the Expo in 2008, returns for his 2nd appearance in the show.

Fire Dancing Artist Banyan, performing at the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing ExpoBanyan Gallagher is an international performer with over eight years experience in the fire dancing and performance art field.  He has performed all over the world, from the USA to South America, United Kingdom, Greece, Australia, China, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and more, alongside some of the Fire Dancing Artist Banyan, performing at the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expogreatest performance troupes and musical acts, from Deepsky to Bassnectar, from the String Cheese Incident to Cirque du Soleil.

Fire Dancing Artist Banyan, performing at the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing ExpoBanyan’s sensual performances include fire and light props such as poi, double staffs, fire claws and a very unique fire tool that gives the effect of rotating, flaming spirals, something audiences can go home dreaming about.

Fire Dancing Artist Banyan, performing at the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing ExpoHe has experience performing alone as well as assembling and choreographing larger-scale group acts. Banyan currently resides in California and is available for work domestically as well as overseas.  He’s excited to be a part of the Expo again!

Enjoy this longer interview with Banyan.