Fire Dancing

H5T2426_Goddess of Fire #1

As staff photographer for The Merchant Prince, it is incumbent upon me to travel up to the Texas Renaissance Festivalto capture images of this vendor’s various food and beverage establishments for marketing purposes. While at the festival, I like to take a little time off to go watch one of my favorite groups out there: The Gypsy Dance Theatre. I especially like their last show of the day, which is their Fire Dance performance.

H5T2307_Farashas Balancing Act

H5T2345_Farashas Flames_orig

H5T2553_Playing With Fire

H5T2564_Fire Eater

H5T2384_Kiras Fire

H5T2390_Katias Fire

H5T2495_Sword On Fire


H5T2409_Fire Flinger

H5T2604-2_Farashas Fire Tutu

H5T2667_Tsuras Fire Hoop

H5T2705_Fire Hoop

U9A1380_Smiling Florita

U9A1640_Tsura Onstage

U9A1443_Katia and Kira Onstage

The wide-angle images you see here were taken with a Canon 5D Mk III and 16-35mm f2.8L USM lens, while the other, closer shots were taken with a Canon 1D X and 70-200mm f2.8L USM II lens.  I’ll be comparing and contrasting these two cameras in a forthcoming post.


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Filed under dance, Events, Photography, Texas, Texas Renaissance Festival

2 responses to “Fire Dancing

  1. That first shot is so cool–it looks as though she’s on fire.

  2. This is such a stunning series of pictures, Rebecca. And I love the unusual costumes! Well-captured!