FireTribe is South Africa’s leading Fire Dancing and Flow Arts Performance troupe. We have been performing since 2000 creating dazzling, and spectacular performances for events and functions in Cape Town, Johannesburg and other beautiful locations around Southern Africa.
Since first introducing fire dancing to Cape Town’s iconic beaches, FireTribe has entertained crowds at festivals & carnivals, conventions & conferences, birthdays & weddings, marketing events & corporate functions AND at the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa. We have also been involved in feature films, commercials, television shows and music videos – but that’s far from a complete list for our versatile, experienced team.
Our performances are an exhilarating combination of skill and state of the art equipment and can be adapted to suit the available space and unique needs of any event. We also offer unique exeriences such as the Fire Blessing or our Fire Sculptures that can be custom made for any special occassion or event branding.
We believe that the reason for our success lies in the fact that we are not just a group of talented performers doing our own thing ‘on stage’. Instead, we are a team who is focused on presenting our audience with a mesmerising visual experience, both untamed and choreographed. It is truly a thing of beauty – a flame that will be remembered well after it has gone out.
Meet the Tribe
We believe that knowledge should be shared because, firstly, it's always more fun when there are more people to play with, and secondly, we believe that the practice of Flow Arts can teach valuable lessons that go well beyond the walls of the classroom.
We are therefore proud members of South Africa’s Flow Arts Community and are active in groups such as Cape Town Flow Arts and the South African Balance and Flow Arts Collective. We also team up with OddWheel Unicycles every second last Sunday of the month for Cape Town’s Play Park Sessions.
Once a month we also facilitate a Clifton Fire Jam for the fire dancers of Cape Town on the wind protected Clifton 2nd beach. The date for these fire dancing jams is only released the week before so make sure you receive event updates from FireTribe's Facebook page.
Flow Arts Instructors
Caitlin Louise - CPT
Caitlin is the executive and artistic director of FireTribe and is our primary Cape Town Flow Arts instructor and workshop facilitator.
Caitlin has been spinning poi (and other props) since 2004 and has been performing with FireTribe since 2005. She has experience in classical dance, music and education. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and loves how Flow Arts can teach one so much more than just the prop at hand. She has been teaching poi professionally, to all ages, since 2015 and coordinates all Flow Arts training within FireTribe
She teaches all levels of poi, including Master Classes, and also instructs beginner level hoop (single & dbl), staff (single) and fans.
Find Caitlin on Instagram @smokenstardust
Roxy Kaczmarek - JHB
Roxy has been dancing with FireTribe since 2012 and is our Johannesburg performance troupe manager and Flow Arts instructor.
She teaches beginner to intermediate poi classes and is also available to teach beginner fans and staff.
Roxy completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Johannesburg in 2019. She is passionate about teaching and has run many classes and workshops in the Arts.
Duncan Greenwood - CPT
Duncan has been juggling sticks since 1998, fire dancing since 2006, and teaching since 2011. He is the founder and chief prop designer at Flow DNA. His teaching methods are focused on foundation movements and patterns that can be applied to any prop, and he has a knack for matching people with the prop they would most enjoy playing with.
He teaches lessons from beginner to advanced levels for the following props: tech fans, s-staff/Buugeng, poi, puppy hammer, juggling sticks, double staff and mini hoops. He also offers beginner lessons in rope dart, flow wand, contact staff, juggling balls, clubs, and many more.
Find Duncan on Instagram @duncanroy_arts
Warren Barnard - CPT
Warren has been spinning poi since 2014 and juggling since 2016. He joined Flow DNA in April 2017 and has since been focused on his professional performance work and growing the Flow Arts community in South Africa.
His list of skills include advanced poi spinning and juggling, ball and club juggling, contact juggling and double staff. If you'd like to take your poi spinning to new heights, he's your guy. If you'd like to get started on double staff or different forms of juggling, he'd be happy to guide you through it.
Warren also hosts an Open Class every Friday afternoon for anyone to come and learn and jam in a casual and relaxed environment.
Find Warren on Instagram @bambi_warren
FireTribe is also South Africa’s leading manufacturer of high quality fire and flow toys. We were one of the pioneers of fire dancing in South Africa and are therefore committed to producing only the best products available. This is why over the last 15 years, FireTribe has become synonymous with excellent quality and service.
All of our props are put through rigorous durability testing. As a result, this ensures that you can play to your heart’s content without worrying about breaking or damaging anything.
A large portion of our equipment is custom made meaning you can be sure that your new toys will be the perfect fit for you and your unique style. Requests are always welcome.
Our products can be ordered online. Once your automated invoice is generated we will then confirm your order and send our banking details for EFT payment via email.
We deliver throughout South Africa and can arrange collection for buyers in the central Cape Town area.