Industribe was set alight from a shared passion among friends. We are a weird and wonderful collective of five fire fiends on the east coast of Canada. We are a multi-talented group of fire circus performers with certain members well versed in the arts of mixing music, sound engineering, visual and textile arts. Since it’s founding year in 2009, Industribe has been keeping the flame alive. We have affirmed a fervent role for presenting fire shows at Maritime festivals during the summer months and we consider ourselves fortunate to extend our shows abroad in the winter while travelling overseas (Jamaica, 2011, Mexico, 2012, India, 2013-2015). Whether on parade, in front of a crowd of school children or at a community street party we provide an experience for showgoers to sense a togetherness under the elements of dance.
Our mission: to strike a spark of resistance. We desire to enlighten the artistic hearts out there, to encourage the artful expression of alternative lifestyles, ideas and ways of thinking. At any venue and in every town we ceremoniously strive to rekindle the imagination. We dance to illuminate the strength of people-powered projects. We gather to remind ourselves of our roots and of our ancient ties to the first master of destruction and change- the flame! We ignite a feeling of hope upon ourselves and in those around us. With burning ambition, we wish to be a light in these dark times of wastefulness and competition. We are dedicated to celebrating confidence…
Be it what motivates us, what moves us.
We fashion love to be the momentum that binds us.
Some words about Industribe:
“…not once have I seen two performances that are alike. (Industribe’s) shows highlight the unique personalities of each member of this fire-spinning group and each member brings their own, ever-changing energy to the stage with ever-impressive combinations, movements and fire-pieces. Perhaps it is for this reason that every festival I have had attended, the Industribe fire-spinning has been one of the reliable highlights.
…Industribe have a message behind their art… To bring people together despite perceived differences, back to a state of self-empowerment, imaginative creativity, open mindedness and daring. Their shows carry messages that are at times subtly political calls to action, sometimes overtly social narratives and always thought provoking and challenging. This is reflected in the members of Industribe, whom, as people, challenge many oppressive societal norms in their simple way of being; in doing so opening a space for others to explore themselves and their own empowerment.” ~Benjamin Reid-Howells, musician
“When the sun goes down, (Industribe) is always ready to put on a safe, exhilarating, and very professional show. They’re skilled in a huge variety of fire spinning techniques–just when you think the show couldn’t get more exciting they always bring out something even better. Last year I overheard one person remarking that it’s like Cirque du Soleil has arrived in our little Halifax neighbourhood, and I couldn’t agree more!”
~Eli Gordon, Director of the Black Street Party