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Fire Dance

Fire performance is a group of performance arts or disciplines that involve manipulation of fire. Fire performance typically involves tools or other objects made with one or more wicks, which are designed to sustain a flame without being consumed.

Fire performance includes skills based on juggling, baton twirling, poi spinning, and other forms of object manipulation. It also includes skills such as fire breathing, fire eating, and body burning; sometimes called fakir skills.

Fire performance has various styles of performance including fire dancing: the use of fire as a finale in an otherwise nonfire performance: and the use of fire skills as dangerous stunts.

Performances can be done as choreographed routines to music (this type being related to dance or rhythmic gymnastics); as freestyle (performed to music or not) performances; or performed with vocal interaction with the audience. Some aspect of fire performance can be found in a wide variety of cultural traditions and rituals from around the world.