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This project was successfully funded on June 14, 2012.

The Spinning Fingers present a one of a kind fire puppet show! Help us build a brand new stage, upgrade our puppets, and tour the world

About this project

Fire Spinning Finger Puppets. Hand puppets who perform the spinning arts, such as; hoop, poi, staff, rope dart, fans, and flow wand. This project was created out of the love of fire art and the inspirational fire marionette Falcor, created by Sam Perry.  To view Falcor dancing visit these links:

http://youtu.be/z2lrkaAr_zM

For a closer look...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk2iNanCWik&feature=related

The Spinning Fingers' mission is to spread awareness of the spinning arts and puppetry through captivating and unique performance art. Our goal is to raise enough funds to build a transportable stage and tour to various art festivals and street fairs along the east coast. The fire safe stage will be  4’ x 5’ x 6’ and styled to look like a big top circus tent. Resource will also go towards building new puppets. We will upgrade our friends Poi Bunny, Hoop Kitty, and Safety Goat to be bigger and easier to view from a distance. In the works there is a staff spinning Octopus, a flow wand faerie, a fire flea acrobatic team, an aerialist, and a rope dart spinning monkey. There are many more possible characters, and every dollar will go to building a bigger and better fire puppet circus. Online video media will be generated for all these characters and shared across the world. This project has been selected by the Firefly Arts Collective as a 2012 grant recipient, but we did not get all our requested amount. Now to make this project work we need to raise money to cover travel costs, additional building materials, and components to create new characters to join our cast.  Please support this amazing endeavor.

Thank you.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    6 backers

    For your gift you will receive a hand written thank you letter and a Spinning Fingers' ornament. These little guys are handcrafted from wire and yarn and are big fans of the Fire Spinning Finger Puppets. They can be hung on rear view mirrors, Christmas trees, backpacks, or anywhere you want! Thank you for your support! Every dollar makes a difference.

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    Pledge $20 or more

    8 backers

    For your contribution you will receive a hand written and illustrated thank you letter. The letter will fill you in on the progress of the project and hint at secret surprises we have in store. Also receive a small finger puppet of your very own. These puppets are handmade by Sam Perry and made from yarn and wire. They include a tiny hula hoop to spin.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    3 backers

    Donate $50 and receive a hand written thank you letter and a Spinning Fingers' Hand puppet of the skill toy of your choice! Choose from Hoop, Staff, rope dart, or sword. These larger hand crafted puppets are replicas of the ones that will be built for show and come with tiny LED toys that glow in the dark. Become a talented puppeteer and impress your friends, or keep as a memento for helping bring this amazing project to life.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    With your generous donation, you have made a huge impact on our show and we would like to thank you by creating a unique fire spinning finger puppet in your honor! Choose your favorite skill toy and animal, and puppet creator Sam Perry will design and build a puppet just for you! Your puppet will have interchangeable fire and LED skill toys. Name your puppet and it will star in its own Youtube video joining the rest of the cast of characters performing in this tiny-top circus. A hand written letter will detail our progress and thank you for helping this dream become true.

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Funding period

- (21 days)