L.A. Fire Brigade is a Los Angeles-based Burning Man Fire Conclave
“The Fire Conclave is a select group of people who work significant hours before arriving in Black Rock City who choreograph fire performances dedicated to honoring the Man. Their performances create a temporary community creating fire art as a gift in service to the Man. Under the night sky before the release of the Man in pyrotechnic delight, the largest convergence of fire performers gather at one time. More fire energy is expressed and let loose than anywhere else in the world.” - The Burning Man Website
The L.A. Fire Brigade is entering our third year of practice as a conclave in the Great Circle at Burning Man 2012. We perform impressive large-scale fire choreography that showcases up to 35 simultaneous fire performers and a slew of talented drummers. We are a group made up of fire performers, drummers, choreographers, seamstresses, fire safeties, photographers, and videographers. We are lead by our fearless leaders: Shins Jennifer Knott-Biswas, Diana Cimadamore, and Gloria Lamb. These women are incredible and the success of our group would not be possible without their efforts.
A ton of effort goes into creating, learning, and performing a fresh new piece of choreography to share on burn night each year. Members of our group travel from all over Los Angeles to choreograph, practice, build tools, and construct costumes between April and August. Countless hours and materials will go into the execution of this performance and the costs are all expected to be covered by our members. We would like to raise $1500 to help offset the costs for our performers.
Rehearsal Space Rental $1000
Costume Construction $2100
Since we are asking for a percentage of our total expenses, any funds (after KickStarter fees, etc.) raised over our goal of $1,500 will go towards our performance. While members of the group are encouraged to pledge, their contribution will not count towards their dues for the year.
Our performance submission video will be submitted for approval in July but we have a lot of practices to attend and costumes to make before we get there. After our acceptance into the great circle, we will send out an update to our supporters followed by where we will be in the circle. Supporters of all levels will receive details about our super special early-in-the-week Burning Man performance!
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Apr 13, 2012 - May 4, 2012 (21 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Our adoration! All supporters will receive an electronic link to our performance after we return and our kick-ass videographer has the opportunity to take a deep breath and edit the performance!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5 or more
An L.A. Fire Brigade bumper sticker!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
A custom L.A. Fire Brigade calendar for the upcoming burn year (Sept 2012-Aug 2013) featuring our awesome hot fiery bodies AND an L.A. Fire Brigade bumper sticker!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $45 or more
A sweatshirt with our L.A. Fire Brigade Logo AND an L.A. Fire Brigade bumper sticker! Please indicate your unisex size when you checkout.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $60 or more
5 backers Limited (3 of 8 left)
A hand-made L.A. Fire Brigade beanie, crocheted and embroidered by LAFB member Kailey AND an L.A. Fire Brigade bumper stickerEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A DVD featuring our playa performance plus extra goodies AND an L.A. Fire Brigade bumper sticker! DVD to be shipped Sept 2012Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
A one-hour private poi, staff, double staff or fire-eating lesson in Highland Park or Culver City!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $150 or more
SUPER BUNDLE! A custom L.A. Fire Brigade calendar for the upcoming burn year (Sept 2012-Aug 2013) featuring our awesome hot fiery bodies, a sweatshirt with our L.A. Fire Brigade Logo, a DVD featuring our playa performance plus extra goodies AND an L.A. Fire Brigade bumper sticker! Please indicate your unisex size when you checkout; DVD to be shipped Sept 2012.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Fire performance in the Los Angeles area by up to 6 members of LAFB. Restrictions Apply. Please contact us for further information!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $750 or more
Fire performance in the Los Angeles area by up to 12 members of LAFB. Restrictions Apply. Please contact us for further information!Estimated delivery: May 2012