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In addition, the show will feature 5 student performances by:
The 2009 Expo also marks the 7 Year Anniversary of Temple of Poi -- to the day! The City of San Francisco and Union Square have added this event to their Jewels in the Square Program. Jeweles in the Square is an ongoing series of culturally significant presentations made in San Francisco's Union Square in an effort to make diverse entertainment available to the public for free.
The creation of this event – selected in 2009 for the 3rd consecutive year as one of Bay Area Dance week’s Cornerstone events – is a tremendous leap in the efforts to legitimize fire dancing as an art form by taking it out of parking lots and putting it on landmark stages like Union Square. The Expo celebrates safe, legally permitted, public fire dancing performance in honor of National Dance Week, an annual 10-day week of free public dance events in the Bay Area designed to showcase the dynamic diversity and critically acclaimed quality of Bay Area dance.
Temple of Poi supports this vision by creating an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate fire dancing at no cost to the artists or audience. This event is a not for profit event created with the intention of:
This $5000 event is being financed by Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs, Temple of Poi and Union Square Park and San Francisco and generous donations from the community by:
Due to the economic challenges of the current economy, we are requesting fiscal support in funding this event. If you're moved by our cause to legitimize flow and fire arts, use the Chip-In link on this page to help defray the costs of the event which include fire permits (almost $800 for the fire permit) travel stipends for out of state artists ($1000), programs, marketing and more.
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