DANCING WITH FIRE

By amo

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Dancing With Fire

Project 2013-02-04 23:49:03 +1300

The ancient art of Samoan Knife dancing, now Fire Knife dancing, is celebrated well outside of New Zealand with Competitions in Samoa, Tahiti and The World Champs in Hawaii. Auckland, NZ is the largest Polynesian city in the world yet the art of fire knife dancing is slowly becoming forgotten here. Without a platform to celebrate this art many older fire dancers have given it up and the next generation are not getting exposed to the practice

.

I am on a mission to change this! Having taught kids for most of my life I appreciate the positive effects teaching them a performance skill has on all aspects of their life. Samoan Fire Knife dancing is appreciated by all cultures, kids, no matter what ethnicity, take to this skill easily and feel a real sense of accomplishment as each new trick is mastered. And it’s not just for the young, I teach any age willing to learn the art along with dancing and drumming to be a well-rounded Polynesian performer. I have spent years working as a volunteer in the community, teaching and mentoring children and youth in cultural practices. I have used Fire Knife dancing to entertain at community and family events, fundraisers, creating excitement for the audience. Performing for the Blue September Awareness campaign for Prostrate Cancer was a highlight as it is a way to expose a new audience to the art and create a buzz for a great cause.

The best Knives for this art come from Samoa and cost upwards of $300 per knife. I lend people willing to learn the art my practice knifes but I am limited to only a few. I am asking for pledges to help me buy more knives so I can train with more people willing to learn the art. My time is free but unfortunately the knives aren’t!!

There are three free fire shows up for grabs to the top three pledges of $100 or more in the Auckland area. I will personally come fire dance at your special occasion, whether it is a wedding, birthday, hens night or work function.

Faafetai lava mole faalagolagoina o lenei faamoemoe

Thank you for supporting my pledge...

Amo Ieriko

Comments

Updates 5

$600 TARGET!

26/02/2013 at 4:35 AM


WOW! amazing the target has reached with just a few hours to go!!! :)

thank you thank you to all who have pledge - it is still open for people to pledge,

there is still oppertunity for free lessons with me plus going into thje draw for  a free fire show

Amo :)

A HUGE THANK YOU!

25/02/2013 at 8:22 AM


HI EVERYONE

THANK YOU HUGELY TO YOUR SUPPORT! IT IS AMAZING HOW FAR THE

PLEDGE HAS COME IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THOSE WHO PLEDGE $20 TO BE IN THE DRAW FOR A FREE

FIRE PERFORMANCE FROM ME :)

REMEMBER! I will be in Gisborne and Rotorua area during the Christmass 2013

and 2014 New Years so I can perform in those areas too.

thank you again,

Kind Regards

Amo

HUGE THANK YOU! :)

21/02/2013 at 9:38 AM

Hi everyone

thank you so much for your pledges!

only 5 days left, and the target is looking reachable! please spread the word to family and

friends and to your work places. just pledge $20 and go into the draw for me to perform fire show

at your next work function, mid-winter pash or Christmas Luau Celebration....

thank you again.

PS: TUNE INTO PLANET FM 104.6FM 2:40-3:30PM I will be talking about Polynesian Dancing

Amo

FIRE DANCING IN GISBORNE & ROTORUA

21/02/2013 at 9:40 AM


Kia Ora



I will be in the Gisborne area from 25th to
28th Dec 2013 and then I will be travelling to Rotorua and will be
there till 5th Jan 2014



If you
would like to pledge for me to perform Samoan Fire Dance at your event,
function or celebration in these areas at the times show above then please do
as I will be happy to do so while I am in the area.



So either pledge $20 to be the draw to win two
fire shows (one show per pledge) or pledge $200 to for a guarantee performance
from me!



Thank you
again for your support and I look forward to lighting your event with the high
energy and hot flames of Samoan Fire Knife show.



Amo



Thank you for your quick response

16/02/2013 at 12:56 AM

Dear friends, thank you so much for your generous pledges, I really appreciate your support, especially your quick reponse.

The reason my time frame is so short is that I have a friend in Samoa now who is able to bring the knives into New Zealand before March (in 11 days)

Faafetai Lava, Amo


    Pledgers 12

    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-26 15:48:48 +1300
    Jacqui
    2013-02-26 13:16:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-25 18:48:42 +1300
    Tais
    2013-02-23 22:05:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-21 22:03:30 +1300
    Paul Langdon
    2013-02-21 21:38:08 +1300
    Diana Kimberling
    2013-02-20 07:22:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-19 20:15:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-18 21:35:14 +1300
    knk
    2013-02-16 16:16:54 +1300
    phil giffin
    2013-02-16 06:41:01 +1300
    Valerie Giffin
    2013-02-15 23:42:17 +1300

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    Dancing With Fire

    Project 2013-02-04 23:49:03 +1300

    The ancient art of Samoan Knife dancing, now Fire Knife dancing, is celebrated well outside of New Zealand with Competitions in Samoa, Tahiti and The World Champs in Hawaii. Auckland, NZ is the largest Polynesian city in the world yet the art of fire knife dancing is slowly becoming forgotten here. Without a platform to celebrate this art many older fire dancers have given it up and the next generation are not getting exposed to the practice

    .

    I am on a mission to change this! Having taught kids for most of my life I appreciate the positive effects teaching them a performance skill has on all aspects of their life. Samoan Fire Knife dancing is appreciated by all cultures, kids, no matter what ethnicity, take to this skill easily and feel a real sense of accomplishment as each new trick is mastered. And it’s not just for the young, I teach any age willing to learn the art along with dancing and drumming to be a well-rounded Polynesian performer. I have spent years working as a volunteer in the community, teaching and mentoring children and youth in cultural practices. I have used Fire Knife dancing to entertain at community and family events, fundraisers, creating excitement for the audience. Performing for the Blue September Awareness campaign for Prostrate Cancer was a highlight as it is a way to expose a new audience to the art and create a buzz for a great cause.

    The best Knives for this art come from Samoa and cost upwards of $300 per knife. I lend people willing to learn the art my practice knifes but I am limited to only a few. I am asking for pledges to help me buy more knives so I can train with more people willing to learn the art. My time is free but unfortunately the knives aren’t!!

    There are three free fire shows up for grabs to the top three pledges of $100 or more in the Auckland area. I will personally come fire dance at your special occasion, whether it is a wedding, birthday, hens night or work function.

    Faafetai lava mole faalagolagoina o lenei faamoemoe

    Thank you for supporting my pledge...

    Amo Ieriko

    Comments

    $600 TARGET!

    26/02/2013 at 4:35 AM


    WOW! amazing the target has reached with just a few hours to go!!! :)

    thank you thank you to all who have pledge - it is still open for people to pledge,

    there is still oppertunity for free lessons with me plus going into thje draw for  a free fire show

    Amo :)

    A HUGE THANK YOU!

    25/02/2013 at 8:22 AM


    HI EVERYONE

    THANK YOU HUGELY TO YOUR SUPPORT! IT IS AMAZING HOW FAR THE

    PLEDGE HAS COME IN SUCH A SHORT TIME.

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL THOSE WHO PLEDGE $20 TO BE IN THE DRAW FOR A FREE

    FIRE PERFORMANCE FROM ME :)

    REMEMBER! I will be in Gisborne and Rotorua area during the Christmass 2013

    and 2014 New Years so I can perform in those areas too.

    thank you again,

    Kind Regards

    Amo

    HUGE THANK YOU! :)

    21/02/2013 at 9:38 AM

    Hi everyone

    thank you so much for your pledges!

    only 5 days left, and the target is looking reachable! please spread the word to family and

    friends and to your work places. just pledge $20 and go into the draw for me to perform fire show

    at your next work function, mid-winter pash or Christmas Luau Celebration....

    thank you again.

    PS: TUNE INTO PLANET FM 104.6FM 2:40-3:30PM I will be talking about Polynesian Dancing

    Amo

    FIRE DANCING IN GISBORNE & ROTORUA

    21/02/2013 at 9:40 AM


    Kia Ora



    I will be in the Gisborne area from 25th to
    28th Dec 2013 and then I will be travelling to Rotorua and will be
    there till 5th Jan 2014



    If you
    would like to pledge for me to perform Samoan Fire Dance at your event,
    function or celebration in these areas at the times show above then please do
    as I will be happy to do so while I am in the area.



    So either pledge $20 to be the draw to win two
    fire shows (one show per pledge) or pledge $200 to for a guarantee performance
    from me!



    Thank you
    again for your support and I look forward to lighting your event with the high
    energy and hot flames of Samoan Fire Knife show.



    Amo



    Thank you for your quick response

    16/02/2013 at 12:56 AM

    Dear friends, thank you so much for your generous pledges, I really appreciate your support, especially your quick reponse.

    The reason my time frame is so short is that I have a friend in Samoa now who is able to bring the knives into New Zealand before March (in 11 days)

    Faafetai Lava, Amo


      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-26 15:48:48 +1300
      Jacqui
      2013-02-26 13:16:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-25 18:48:42 +1300
      Tais
      2013-02-23 22:05:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-21 22:03:30 +1300
      Paul Langdon
      2013-02-21 21:38:08 +1300
      Diana Kimberling
      2013-02-20 07:22:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-19 20:15:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-18 21:35:14 +1300
      knk
      2013-02-16 16:16:54 +1300
      phil giffin
      2013-02-16 06:41:01 +1300
      Valerie Giffin
      2013-02-15 23:42:17 +1300

      Followers of DANCING WITH FIRE

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 26/02/2013 at 3:48 PM.