Join ex Cirque du Soleil Fire Dancer & Coach Srikanta Barefoot for an evening of instruction in poi and staff.

Watch the Workshop Trailer:


In addition to learning patterns in which the body is static (fire spinning), students will learn the patterns and techniques for turning, jumping, kicking, etc, in which the body is as implicated as the object (fire dancing).
Srikanta was the first Contemporary Fire Dancer featured by the Cirque du Soleil (2007-2010), performing over 700 shows using fire poi, fire staff, double fire staff & double fire swords. He has 15 years of experience fire dancing including his position of Fire Dancing Coach and Lead Fire Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil. Srikanta combines poi and staff technique with martial arts, acrobatics & dance to create dynamic fire shows. Likewise, he teaches his students to incorporate full-body movement, stage presence, dance & even acrobatics into their performances.

Srikanta has taught poi & staff workshops at locations worldwide since 2003 and recently released an Instructional Video Series called Dancing with the Fire Staff:

Click here for more info & to purchase.


Berlin Workshop Info:

Thursday June 18 2015

Poi: 19h-20h30
Single Staff:  20h45-22h45


Bernkastelerstraße 78, 13088 Berlin -Weißensee


1 Workshop: 20EU/ person
2 Workshops: 35EU/ person

Private Instruction

Jen & Srikanta will be available June 17 & 18 for private one-on-one or small group instruction.
Private Instruction may include:

  • poi, partner poi
  • staff, partner staff, double staff
  • sword, double sword
  • choreography & stage presence
  • building or fine-tuning an act

For more info or to book, please contact us


Please complete the Workshop Application Form.
After clicking on “submit”, you will be led to the workshop payment page where you may pay to complete your reservation.
If submitted correctly, we will send you a confirmation email within 72 hours.
*Please read the Fusion Arts Payment and Cancellation Policy for all applications.
Please contact us with any questions or for more information.


All Workshops are Intermediate Level. Please watch Srikanta’s Fire Dance Workshop Prerequisite Videos for the poi and staff before enrolling to verify that you are properly prepared for the workshop. Those who are already familiar with the patterns covered in the videos will benefit most. Those who are unfamiliar are welcome to attend so long as they are up for a high level of challenge and accept that the class may move at a fast pace.

Workshops Include:

  • Warm up & Review of Basic and Intermediate Patterns
  • Technique: Learning new patterns & tricks
  • Fluidity & Dance: Transitions, combining movements to make sequences or choreography
  • Floor Portion: Full body movement, dance & acrobatics

Notable Past Workshops:

  • Vienna AUSTRIA
  • Paris FRANCE
  • Haridwar INDIA
  • Vancouver CANADA
  • Toronto CANADA
  • Montreal CANADA
  • Los Angeles USA
  • Santa Cruz USA
  • San Francisco USA
  • Portland USA
  • Seattle USA

Can’t make it/ Can’t get enough?

Consider joining us in Italy this Summer for a full immersion in dance-based fire dance. We’ll be doing a full week of daily poi and staff classes, nightly fire jams, adventure expeditions and more on the Volcanic Island of Stromboli: July 5-11 2015. Go to the Stromboli Fire Dance Retreat Page for videos, photos and more info.

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