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Jen Barefoot

Artistic Director/ Choreographer/ Performer

Après plus de 15 années passées dans le monde de la danse classique et contemporaine de conservatoires en concours, Jen descend de scène pour se consacrer au métier de professeur des écoles. En 2008, elle rencontre Srikanta Barefoot qui lui offre son nom et l’entraîne dans l’univers de la danse de feu. 

Elle remonte alors sur scène et parcourt le monde avec lui, évoluant entre Art et Education, deux valeurs fondamentales de sa vie.  Performeuse, danseuse et chorégraphe, sa grâce et son esthétisme se retrouvent dans toutes les créations Fusion Arts.
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Srikanta Barefoot

Artistic Director/ Choreographer/ Performer

Srikanta has a breadth of experience in Circus, Theater & Dance. He boasts an extensive performance history, including 3 years and over 700 shows as the Featured Fire Dancer, Fire Dance Coach & a Lead Character for the Cirque du Soleil.

Regarded as a leading figure in fire dance, Srikanta teaches workshops & retreats and has published an instructional video series on Dancing with the Fire Staff. He performs a variety of circus disciplines including cyr wheel, cube, clown, body percussion, boleadoras des percussion… and is ever in pursuit of his latest muse.

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Vojta Stolbenko

Fire Dancer / Light Dancer / Choreographer

Vojta has been developing his unique way of dancing with fire & light props for 10 years. His style combines body movement and acrobatics with advanced spinning techniques. As one of fire dances’ most promising young talents, at 23 years of age he has already traveled the world with his art. He is sought for his expertise and regularly teaches workshops and fire dance retreats.

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Fanny Viss

Fire Dancer / Light Dancer / Choreographer

Danseuse classique et contemporaine, Fanny est une chorégraphe et interprète éclectique, qui savoure la danse sous toutes ses formes.
Elle travaille aujourd’hui comme interprète dans différentes compagnies de spectacle de rue, spectacle pour enfant, cabaret et danse contemporaine… et trouve dans la danse de feu une nouvelle façon d’enrichir son art. Elle recherche dans la poésie du geste et la musicalité son cheminement artistique.
La transmission étant également très importante pour elle, elle obtient son Diplôme d’Etat et enseigne régulièrement la danse contemporaine à Paris.

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Nelly Paubel

Fire Dancer / Light Dancer / Choreographer

« Danseuse, performeuse et chorégraphe, c’est en travaillant de plus en plus en rue que j’ai découvert les arts du cirque et du jonglage. Tout comme j’explore la danse contact (danse en rapport avec un ou plusieurs partenaires), je m’intéresse à l’approche du mouvement avec différents agrès, ainsi qu’au rapport à la matière et au vivant. La danse avec le feu demande présence, conscience et écoute, un endroit où j’aime m’aventurer. »

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James Kingsford-Smith

Aerial Artist/ Acrobat

James Kingsford-Smith is a master of circus. Having performed and reinvented himself for the greatest and most cutting edge contemporary circuses in the world, he has learned a form of physical expression, which is described as “mesmerizing and heart stopping”. James has toured around the world as a professional circus performer, doing shows from Montreal to Macau. He has astounded audiences at international circus competitions, professional arts markets, Olympic Ceremonies and played a lead character in Cirque du Soleil.

His acrobatic specialties are the straps, bungee straps, acrobatic crutches, handstands, clown/fitness ball, corde lisse, doubles trapeze, chinese pole, sports acrobatics, tumbling, physical theatre, trampoline and rou cyr.

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Kevin Arleri

Fire Dancer/ Light Dancer

I got into fire dancing in the summer of 2005, and very quick I started performing on the streets of Paris, which was definitely for me the best school I could hope for !
With hard work and dedication, I managed to bring it on stages all around the world. Today I tour the world with my art, and still enjoying as much as in the beginning.
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Laury Chanty

Fire Dancer/ Light Dancer

Laury Chanty has been practicing the arts of fire and juggling with passion since 2006. Inspired by his practice of Yoga, Flamenco, Martial Arts and music, his skills of sound engineer and electronics, and his many travels, he aspires to combine grace and energy, elegance and sensuality, magic and technology.

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Tomas Horacek

Fire Dancer / Light Dancer

Tomas has a rich history with both the martial and fire arts. In 2005 he began studying the Indian Martial Art of Banethi with a Master in Varanasi. His performance has many influences including dance, taiko drumming, capoeira and especially chinese martial arts. As a practioner of Shaolin Kungfu and Taiji, Tomas won the 2002 Czech National Wushu Competition with the long staff. He teaches Banethi, the Fire Arts & Kungfu.

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Jeanne Eden

Aerial Artist

Jeanne began her artistic education with ballet at the age of 6. After graduating from the Conservatory of Lyon, she began her career at the National Opera of Bordeaux, and the Opera of St Etienne.  After years of performing ballet around the world, her artistic curiosity brought her to the world of circus. With her natural agility Jeanne quickly took to the aerial arts, exploring with trapeze, silks and straps.

In 2012, she was selected for the Festival international des Feux de la Rampe where she won the bronze medal with special mention of originality for the act. Her dance-based style of performance with the straps continues to enjoy international success.

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Lih-Qun Wong

Composer/ Aerialist

In the past 8 years, Lih Qun has composed (recorded and performed) original scores for acrobatic theatre, dance theatre and contemporary hip-hop shows in Europe & beyond.

As a composer, she is sought for her talent in accentuating the connection between sound effect, harmony, physical movement and imagery. She explores neo-classical cross-over, combining intricately shifting textures, cinematic orchestration with ambient electronica, beats and soundscape. Check out her inspiring work here.

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