``Musical impresarios and masters of illusion``
~ The Denver Westword
``Completely blew my mind````
Amber Taufen~ The Denver Westword
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LUNAR FIRE

LIVE MUSIC & THEATRICAL DANCE

Tribal Cirque. Live Electronic World Music. Aerial & Fire Dance.

Let go of all familiarity and follow Lunar Fire into a world of fantasy, alchemy, mystic dreams & ancient archetypes. The visuals mesmerize. The music hypnotizes. Lunar Fire storytellers weave electronic world music into choreographed dance routines with theatrical fire and acrobatic aerial circus arts to create New Myths for Modern Tribes. Elaborate masks, costumes and props by Artsmyths and MaQi Star enhance the fairy tale elements of Lunar Fire dreamscapes. Unique all original music and theatrical creations by Lunar Fire promise dazzling special effects and spectacular suprises at every event.

“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Denver Westword.

Lunar Fire musicians, excited to share their latest creation, express that new album “Ancient Guides” aims to inspire unity across cultures and generations. Produced by legendary Kan’Nal rhythm section, drummer Gilly Gonzalez and bassist Rodolfo Escobar III, the new Lunar Fire album mixes electronic beats and soundscapes to live world music with uplifting lyrics in English and Spanish sung and rapped by Teresita Hinojosa and Precious Hill.

“Completely blew my mind… reminiscent of Thievery Corporation.” Amber Taufen, Denver Westword

FEATURED EVENT:

12.15.17 Lunar Fire album release party @ The Fox, Boulder CO

Upcoming Lunar Fire album release party at the Fox Theatre Friday, December 15 set to bring the full spectacle of live electronic world music, visionary visuals, acrobatic circus arts and theatrical dance to Boulder Colorado along with Soulacybin, Xerephine, Alais Clay and special guests. A portion of proceeds goes to worldwide emergency disaster relief. Advance ticket purchase includes FREE album download: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1563881/tfly

OUR STORY

Lunar Fire illuminates the night with Luminescent Dance Theatre & Live Electronic World Music.

“A surreal, spiritual and profound experience.” Denver Westword

Lunar Fire formed in 2002 beside the volcanoes of Lake Atitlan in the Mayan heartland of Guatemala, when legendary rhythm section & dance troupe of tribal rock band Kan’Nal expanded mythic storylines into fully choreographed dance theatre. Growing into a festival favorite with a dedicated following, Lunar Fire’s unique Tribal Cirque tours internationally with a home base in Colorado. Transforming events into dreamscapes, Lunar Fire creators bring illusion into reality like a magicians of music and dance.

“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Amber Taufen, Denver Westword

Lunar Fire’s all original music blends modern with ancient by mixing electronic dance beats, sweeps and soundscapes with acoustic world instrumentation and uplifting vocals. Led by empowered women of color, Lunar Fire vocalists sing, chant and rap in english and spanish over Latin glitch hop, tribal drumming and Native flutes.

“Deep, inspirational lyrics and some of the sweetest eye candy you’ll ever see.” Best of Westword

The Lunar Fire Luminescent Dance Theatre features a variety of skilled aerialists, acrobats, fire spinners, interactive video performances, elaborate masks and costumes.. Lunar Fire urban & ethnic world dance routines include Latin Salsa, Brazilian Zouk, Hip Hop, Traditional African, Temple and Belly. Surprise special guests make every show unique, adding to a talented cast of performers led by MaQi Star and Teresita Hinojosa. Creative crowns, masks and stage props hand crafted by Tiffany Smyth of Artsmyths enhance the fairy tale elements of Lunar Fire’s theatrical  dreamscapes. Inspired by personal voyages around the globe, Lunar Fire producers pay homage through dance and music to the ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures worldwide in order to activate a new paradigm of cooperation and co-creation. Dreaming the Future!

“Dancing, dancing and more dancing.” Denver Westword

Known for building a symbiotic interactive relationship with the audience, Lunar Fire has grown a dedicated following throughout a wide scope of communities and age groups. In every distinct version of the LUNAR FIRE spectacle, talented storytellers invite the audience to join their characters on a Hero’s journey of soul searching struggle through the challenges and triumphs of profoundly deep transformation.

“You really have to see Lunar Fire… implementing fantastical costuming, spinning fire, aerial acrobatics and more while the world-jam-rock fusion pounds out behind their graceful gestures.”
Team Backbeat, 6 Must See Acts at Arise Music Festival

HISTORY

With deep roots in building community, Lunar Fire has helped pioneer events, performing at the very first Envision Festival Costa Rica, Sonic Bloom Festival, Arise Music Fest, Dreamtime and Tribal Vision. Lunar Fire tours across the U.S., Mexico and Central America include festivals such as, Envision, Burning Man, High Sierra, OCF, Faerieworlds, Sonic Bloom, Arise, Desert Rocks, Mystic Hot Springs, Tribal Vision, Beltania, Wisteria, SolFest, Syntonic, Dreamtime, Project Earth and many more. Lunar Fire Dance troupe has performed with multiple producers including Shpongle, Michael Franti, Elephant Revival, Desert Dwellers, David Starfire, Random Rab, Polish Ambassador, Tipper, Bluetech and more.

“Completely blew my mind.” Amber Taufen, Denver Westword

LUNAR FIRE COLLECTIVE co-creations involve a multimedia trans-cultural musical spectacle whose aim is to inspire, connect and empower people to create positive change in the world. With a dynamic blend of the arts, Lunar Fire enacts the tales of the ancestors bridging the past and present while foretelling a future in which humankind reaches its fullest potential. In 2012, Many Lunar Fire Collective events dedicate a portion of the proceeds to benefit arts, arts education and sustainability projects by women and indigenous people across the globe.

PRESS
“Musical impresarios and masters of illusion.” Amber Taufen, Denver Westword
“A surreal, spiritual and profound experience.” Best Collective, Denver Westword
“Completely blew my mind… reminiscent of Thievery Corporation.” Denver Westword
“Dancing, dancing and more dancing.” Denver Westword
“You really have to see Lunar Fire… implementing fantastical costuming, spinning fire, aerial acrobatics and more while the world-jam-rock fusion pounds out behind their graceful gestures.”
Team Backbeat, 6 Must See Acts at Arise Music Festival
“The perfomance of Lunar Fire is shamanic… The music, the rhythm, the whole essence of the experience is intoxicating.” Paula Jean West, Pagan Travel Examiner
“Lunar Fire displayed amazing skills ” Britt Chester, Review: Sonic Bloom
“Lunar Fire Rocked… If you see them playing, run, don’t walk to get tickets. They never disappoint.” Robin Wren, Herbs & Arts
“Deep, inspirational lyrics and some of the sweetest eye candy you’ll ever see.” Best of Westword
“A spectacular, earth-shaking performance.” Denver Westword

BOOK LUNAR FIRE: performances range from a full band of live electronic and world class musicians accompanying a large versatile theatrical dance troupe to a live PA set with optional fire spinning, aerial acrobatics & visionary video projections. booking@lunarfire.com

*Free standing aerial rig and free standing video screen available upon request.

LUNAR FIRE ONLINE
WEBSITE: https://www.lunarfire.com
EPK: https://www.reverbnation.com/lunarfire
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lunarfiremusic‎
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/lunar-fire
BANDCAMP: https://lunarfiremusic.bandcamp.com/
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/lunarfirelive
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LunarFireCirque

Lunar Fire Promo Video: https://youtu.be/GBG5fPNwZQI

THE CAST

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Precious Hill

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Tiffany Smyth

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Lauraleight MaQi

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Ariana Papousek

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Lisa Wimberger

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Gilly Gonzalez

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Chaitanya Masera

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Tarena Davis

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Rodolfo Escobar III

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Jonathon Souza

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Boris Karpman

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2017

10.27.17  LUNAR FIRE aerialists with SPHONGLE. Filmore Denver CO

12.15.17  LUNAR FIRE album release party. Fox Boulder CO

Lunar Fire full spectacle, Soulacybin, Xerephine, Alais Clay

Buy early TIX to get new Lunar Fire album “Ancient Guides” download FREE:

                   https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1563881

2017 Event History 

1.26  LUNAR FIRE full spectacle: live band & dance theatre. Envision Festival Costa Rica

3.25 – 26  LF Dancer Ariana Papousek presents Eco-Wakening. Dairy Arts Center, Boulder CO

4.14  LF Drummers perform Lil Sumn Sumn with Beth Quist. Lumonics, Denver CO

4.28 – 29  LF Dancers feat. MaQi. Sonic Bloom Unifed Field. Cervantes, Denver CO

5.6  LF Dancer MaQi with Tierro Band. Caribou Room, Nederland CO

5.21  LF Dancers MaQi & Ariana with Elephant Revival. Red Rocks CO

5.26  LF Vocalists & Rhythm Section perform INTI. Tribal Vision Festival, Hotchkiss CO

6.3  LF Dancers feat. MaQi with Sphongle. Red Rocks CO

6.10  LF Dancers Fire Show feat. Tiffany of Artsmyth. MOA Museum of Outdoor Arts, Denver CO

6.16  LUNAR FIRE P.A. set & dance theatre. Sonic Bloom Festival, Colorado City CO

6.17  LF Dancers featured with Desert Dwellers: Beyond. Sonic Bloom Festival CO

8.4 – 6  LUNAR FIRE live music & dance theatre. Arise Music Festival, Loveland CO

8.26 LF Fire Show. Ned Fest, Nederland CO

9.16 LF Fire Show & Tribal Jam. DjemBlaze, Parrish Ranch, Berthoud CO

2016

1.23 Denver CO. ORIENTAL THEATRE with Xerephine, Miraja & Totem

4.6 Denver CO. ARTSMYTHS Fashion Show EXDO Center

5.27 Denver CO. MERCURY with Sun Dragon & DJ CHE CHE

5.28 Loveland CO. SISTER WINDS FESTIVAL. Sunrise Ranch

6.3 Paonia CO. PRE- TRIBAL VISION FEST. Anna Dharma Sanga Farm

6.16 – 19 Hummingbird Ranch CO. SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL

7.9 Boulder CO. SYNTONIC SUMMER GATHERING

8.5 – 7 Loveland CO. ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

8.20 Paonia CO. TRIBAL VISION FEST. Anna Dharma Sanga Farm

9.24 Santa Fe, New Mexico. UNIFY FESTIVAL

2002 – 2015

Lunar Fire aerialists & fire dancers perform around the world with top headlining talents Sphongle, Bluetech, David Starfire, Polish Ambassador, Janover, Kan’Nal, Quixotic, Fractal Tribe and many others at International Festivals and Large Venues such as Red Rocks, Filmore, Pepsi Center. Lunar Fire full spectacle has a long history of community building and helping start events, performing at the very 1st 2 ENVISION Festivals in Costa Rica 2012 & 2013, at Sonic Bloom Festival in CO every year since the very 1st one in 2006, also at Arise Music Festival Loveland, CO every year since the 1st in 2013, as well as every Dreamtime Festival in CO all 8 since the 1st in 2002. With a large following in the Southwest and on the West Coast since 2004, Lunar Fire live music & dance theatre has headlined many festivals in Colorado, Utah & New Mexico including Tribal Vision Festival NM, Beltania Festival CO, Crestone Music Festival, Carbondale Mountain Fair, Nedfest, Marble Harvest Fest, Uriah Fest, Sol Fest, Illumifest, Dreamtime Festival, Unify Fest CO, Unity Fest NM, Arise Music Festival CO, Mystic Hot Spring Festival UT, Desert Rocks UT, 3SidedWhole Festival NM, Wisteria Festival OH, Project Earth MN, as well as performing at Oregon Country Fair OR, Faerieworlds Festival OR, High Sierra Music Festival CA and Burning Man.

Featured Events

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Lunar Fire Full Spectacle includes Live Music & Theatrical Stage Dance with optional Fire, Aerial and Video Projections. Lunar Fire Dreamscapes Tech Crew can provide optional free standing aerial rig, free standing video screen & projectors, aerial techs, video techs, fire safety techs, lighting, sound & film crew.

Lunar Fire Live Music features all original production with electronic dance beats & acoustic world instruments. Set up ranges from full live band to p.a. set with 1 DJ on laptop. Optional live musicians include 2 – 4 female vocalists, 2 male vocalists, a female rapper with uplifting lyrics in English and Spanish who also plays Native American and pre-columbian flutes, bass, drum kit, hand drums & percussion, guitar, violin, with surprise special guests on vocals, drums, hammered dulcimer, hang drum, and other instruments from around the world.

Lunar Fire Circus Theatre offers a variety of skilled fire spinners, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and costumed characters for any type of event. Fire Dancers of Lunar Fire illuminate the night with Unique Fire Props, Ritual & Dance Choreography such as Fire Antlers, Fans, Palms, Poi, Ropes, Staff, Double Staff, Dragon Staff, Fire Eating, Body Contact, Orb, Stars, Large Fire Dreamcatcher, Dream Torches & Dreamcatcher Poi, Fire Machetes, Fire Belly Dance Sword, Fire on Aerial Chains, Fire Stick Torch 4 Directions Ceremony. Lunar Fire Aerialists display awe inspiring choreography on unique Aerial Apparatus including “Dreamspell” Lunar Fire’s signature Large Dreamcatcher with Aerial Silks, Chains with optional Fire, Trapeze, Lyra & Silks, with Choreography for Solos & Duos. Lunar Fire Acrobats use costumed theatrical dance to tell stories through an combination of exciting duo acro, mind bending gymnastics & expressive modern dance.

Lunar Fire Stage Dancers provide stunning costumed stage performances with choreographed modern dance, african traditional, latin salsa, zuuk, hip hop, belly, tribal & psychedelic. Uv active costuming with hi tech light props such as unique LED “fireflies” and advanced LED pixel graphic poi, as well as interactive video dance projections, props projected on by Illuminated Productions of orignal paintings by art visionaries Martina Hoffman, Robert Venosa, Stevon Lucero, Adam Fu & Autumn Skye Morrison.

Lunar Fire Costume Characters enjoy entertaining at any size event as Stiltwalkers, Aerialists, Acrobats, Fire & LED pixel light Spinners, YES, even Dancers on Roller Skates. Elaborately costumed characters with body paint, masks, headresses & crowns custom designed by Artsmyths Studio & Gallery which include Stiltwalkers – Sun, Moon, Zebra, Unicorn, Winged Pegasus on Roller Skates, Foxes, Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Giraffe, Deer, the 4 Seasons, Valkyrie, Demons, Day of the Dead Skulls & Skeletons, Ghost Fox, Goddesses, Ganesha. Any character you dream up, we can create!

CONTACT

LUNAR FIRE
New Myths for Modern Tribes

"Musical impresarios and masters of illusion" Denver Westword

The LUNAR FIRE CO-CREATIVE COLLECTIVE also offers in addition to the full Lunar Fire spectacle, classes and workshops, participation in opening and closing ceremonies, processions through the crowd, audience interations, aerialists & fire dancers who perform regularly with headlining djs, as well as the musical projects electronic dj duo Dub’l Dragon, drummers Lil Sum’n Sum’n and latin hip hop 4 piece INTI. Classes and workshops includes Drumming, Rap, Sacred Stage, Poi Joy, Aerial and Neurosculpting.

Intention: Tapping into universal archetypes, LUNAR FIRE writes all original songs, soundscapes, stories and theatrical dance choreography. Enjoy the ride, as Lunar Fire elegantly traverses from ancient worlds with performers in elaborate regalia. Pre-columbian clay ocarinas, native flutes, hypnotic drones and hand drums blend into scenes of glowing dancers in futuristic costumes moving high tech props. Driving rhythms, dance beats, bass funk, modern multi-lingual female and male vocals, guitars, violins, and world intsrumentation mix along with synth soundscapes & electronic music. Performing all over the world, the LUNAR FIRE Co-Creative Collective carries a message of positivity to inspire connections between communities and cultures across all genders and generations.

Background: Lunar Fire formed under a full moon in 2002 on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Founding members of Lunar Fire influenced festival culture when touring internationally with legendary tribal rock band Kan’Nal as all original dance theatre & notorious rhythm section. Though nomadic by nature, Lunar Fire claims Colorado as a home base. Lunar Fire’s Co-Creative Collective, LLC has expanded to include multiple bands, djs, vjs, dancers, artists, teachers, consultants, graphic designers & music producers.

Legacy: Lunar Fire has deep roots in the International Festival Community and dedicated communities in the Southwest & on the West Coast of the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Guatemala & Costa Rica. With a large following since 2004, Lunar Fire live music & dance theatre has headlined many festivals, filling venues, city events and private gatherings. The theatrical aerial & fire dancers of Lunar Fire perform around the world with top headlining talents. Lunar Fire has released 2 live albums, Solstice & Eclipse, and 1 studio album, Tides, with new electronic remix album “Ancient Guides” released in 2017 & a DVD currently in production.

Experience: Lunar Fire aerialists & fire dancers perform around the world with top headlining talents Sphongle, Bluetech, David Starfire, Polish Ambassador, Janover, Kan’Nal, Quixotic, Fractal Tribe and many others at International Festivals, Burning Man, Large Venues & Private Events. Lunar Fire has deep roots in the International Festival Community, with full band & dance theatre opening & closing the 1st 2 ENVISION Festivals in Costa Rica, as well as bringing Sacred Fire & the Midnight Fire Ceremony to Sonic Bloom Festival every year since the very 1st one. With a large following in the Southwest since 2004, Lunar Fire live music & dance theatre has headlined many festivals in Colorado, Utah & New Mexico including Beltania Festival, Crestone Music Festival, Carbondale Mountain Fair, Marble Harvest Fest, Uriah Fest, Sol Fest, Illumifest, Dreamtime Festival, Unify, Arise Music Festival, Mystic Hot Spring Festival, Desert Rocks, Tribal Vision Festival & 3SidedWhole Festival as well as performing at High Sierra Music Festival CA, Faerieworlds Festival OR, Wisteria Festival OH & Project Earth MN.