Cirque du Soleil Artiste France

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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Jen Barefoot

Artistic Director/ Choreographer/ Performer

After more than 15 years spent in the world of classical and contemporary dance from conservatories to competitions, Jen comes down from the stage to devote herself to the profession of school teacher. In 2008, she met Srikanta Barefoot who offered her his name and led her into the world of fire dancing.

She then goes back on stage and travels the world with him, evolving between Art and Education, two fundamental values of her life. Performer, dancer and choreographer, her grace and aesthetics can be found in all Fusion Arts creations.

Founded on the idea of bringing elegance & imagination to event entertainment

Fusion Arts has a breadth of experience in Circus & Dance. Over 15 years, Srikanta has developed a dance-based style of fire dance, combining object manipulation, acrobatics & dance. He boasts an extensive performance history, including 3 years and over 700 shows as the Fire Dance Coach and Featured Fire Dancer for the Cirque du Soleil. Jen is a trained ballerina and experienced choreographer with a refined aesthetic. Fusion Arts aspires to present exceptional talent in a new light.

About our shows & team

Our team includes a number of ex Cirque du Soleil Artists & other top European Talent bound by passion and the pursuit of excellence. We offer Choreographed Stage Acts in a variety of disciplines and enjoy collaborating to create Bespoke Productions which celebrate the spirit & theme of special events.

About Fire Dance Instruction

Fusion Arts offers instruction inspired by Srikanta’s dance-based style of fire dance which fuses fire manipulation with full-body movement and dance. With over 10 years experience teaching, he’s developed his curriculum with hundreds of students in Poi, Staff, Double Staff, Sword, Double Swords, Partner Poi & Partner Staff. Srikanta has created an instructional video series on dancing with the fire staff and collaborates with Jen to teach workshops & retreats.

About Fusion Arts Pro Fire Dance Shop

In June 2015, Fusion Arts launched a pro fire shop featuring an ever growing line of custom-made fire dance tools.  Srikanta has been designing and constructing his own fire props for 15+ years and is happy to offer these to the public for the first time.  The shop currently offers  pro fire staffs & pro fire ropes & will soon expand to offer more custom-made fire dance props & accessories.

Association Fusion Arts

n°SIRET : 803439256 00030
2 Rue des Carrierettes
34130 Mudaison
FRANCE
SIRET:
APE Arts du spectacle vivant 9001Z
Licence de spectacle: 2-1079702
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