Michael Caden Pike
Circus Performer, Fire and Contact Staff Artist, Teacher, Boss.
past and future performances

Future:

Belfast Halloween 2013


Past:


2013

WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES - BELFAST - Performed in the Opening Ceremony for the WPFG as part of Firepoise.

CIRCOMEDIA GLASTONBURY - GLASTONBURY - Helped to direct the Circomedia show for Glastonbury along with Kate Webb.

CIRCOMEDIA FMP - BRISTOL - Performed my final major project for the FDa at Circomedia in portland square, bristol.

CIRCOMEDIA EOY SHOW - BRISTOL - Directed and did Assistant Directing for the 1st Years End of Year show, alongside other directors including Bim Mason.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION 2013 - SOUTHEND - Performed a show acro piece in the Renegade show.


2012

PLAY FESTIVAL 2012 - WALES - Performed at play festival in all three shows, fire, open and gala.

CIRCOMEDIA ENSEMBLE - BRISTOL - Performed in and directed an ensemble performance as part of the FDa in Circus at Circomedia.


2011

BRISFEST - BRISTOL - Performed in a cabaret as part of Brisfest, doing fire dragonstaff to close the show.

ITSY BITSY CABARET - BRISTOL - Performed in this cabaret organised by the Inivisble Circus. As the school janitor I performed a glow staff act in order to change the lightbulbs.

PLAY FESTIVAL - WALES - Performed in the open stage with a new crowd pleasing staff act called "Turn Around". Also performed in the Gala show with a clown club manipulation piece.

SUMMERFLAME - SERBIA - Performed in the beach show as the finale act, during the after party and twice in the Gala Show for the first ver SummerFlame festival of fire and moving arts in Novi Sad.

CIRCOMEDIA EOY SHOW - BRISTOL - Performed doubles trapeze with Willow Vidal-Hall and as part of the ensemble in the EOY show. Directed by Jean-Paul Zacarrini and ran for 4 nights.

KIEV FIRE FESTIVAL - UKRAINE - Performed as part of the main program in the public show as the final solo international artist. Audience was 5000+

FIREDRUMS - AMERICA - Taught masterclass workshops at this fire festival in the Santa Cruz Hills.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION - NOTTINGHAM - Performed in the Circomedia show with a short Dragonstaff peice.

TURBOFEST - CANADA - Performed a new Contact Staff act in the Gala Show


2010

BELFAST HALLOWEEN - IRELAND - Performed with Annetta Lucero, as part of Firepoise.com in the Belfast Halloween Fireworks display.

MOTION FESTIVAL - IRELAND - Performed in the fire show with a glow double staff act.

ELECTRIC PICNIC - IRELAND - Acted as fire safety each of the three nights for a Firepoise show that I choreographed and directed. Also I performed on the Arcadia Stage as part of Firepoise and on the Do Lab stage, pre-Lucent Dossier.

FROG FESTIWAL - POLAND - Performed in the first nights show, doing a new 12 minute routine, as well as doing workshops and acting as a judge for the fire competition.

SURGE FESTIVAL - SCOTLAND - Performed a street theatre peice that was directed by Hilary Westlake. Subsequently performed the same peice in Stirling and Aberdeen in Scotland.

VAUDIVILLIAN - AMERICA - Performed a new contact staff piece in the monthly variety style caberet.

BELLINGHAM FIRE SHOW - AMERICA - Performed a new fire peice with a dragon staff and staff on staff contact.

MADSKILLZ - CANADA - Performed in the Gala Show at the first Madskillz juggling convention in Vancouver

SPRING WILDFIRE - AMERICA - Co-compered the performance workshop and performed twice within it.

PHOENIX JUGGLING CONVENTION - IRELAND - Performed twice in the fire show as well as compereing it.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION - UK - Performed in the Gala Show with a new Contact Staff act. Performed my Colour Science act in the Renegade.

BELFAST JUGGLING CONVENTION - UK - Performed twice in the public show, doing contact staff and club manipulation. Performed twice in the fire show organised by Firepoise, as well as compering it.

WILD PLANET WORKSHOPS - RUSSIA - Performed for an audience of my peers at manipulation Masterclasses held in Moscow.

SYDNEY JUGGLING CONVENTION - AUSTRALIA - Performed as part of the public show with my club contact and manipulation act.

WA CIRCUS FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA - Performed as part of the nightly caberets during the training week.

SPIN FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA - Performed in the public show with a new club juggling and manipulation act, as well as appearing in the renegade caberet.

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA - Performed as part of Mechannikka every night throughout woodford, organised a fire caberet each evening and did occasional solo acts at different stages around the festival.


2009

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA - Performed as part of Mechannikka every night throughout woodford, organised a fire caberet each evening and did occasional solo acts at different stages around the festival.

DURHAM JUGGLING CONVENTION - UK - Performed twice in the public show. Performed a new constact staff act and a new club manipulation act.

MOTION FESTIVAL - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Performed solo and duo acts in the fire show as FlameWorks and performed a new manipulation piece in the Gala show as well as performing in the renegade show.

WILDFIRE RETREAT - AMERICA - Taught workshops and performed at this spinning festival near Boston.

EDEN FESTIVAL - UK - Performed in a caberet fireshow at the BJC. Performed as FlameWorks with Keith Marshall.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION - UK - Performed in a caberet fireshow at the BJC. Performed as FlameWorks with Keith Marshall.

WHOLE EARTH FESTIVAL: - AMERICA - Performed in a caberet fireshow at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, California.

FIREDRUMS VII: - AMERICA - Taught workshops at FireDrums in the Santa Cruz moutains as one of the guest international teachers.

SF UNION SQUARE FIRE EXPO 2009: - AMERICA - Performed on public stage at Union Square, in the center of San Francisco with a specially made fire act.

FLOWSHOW: - AMERICA - Performed a new contact staff piece, "Untitled 2" as part of the Bay Area National Dance Week, to a full house in the Flowshow.

MINISTRY OF MANIPULATION WORKSHOPS: - GERMANY - Taught workshops over 5 days as a guest of the MoM Contact Juggling workshops in the Jonglier Katacomben in Berlin.

FOCUS ON FRANKLIN: - AUSTRALIA - Performed in an international collaboration with Chris Bennett from Carnivale of the Divine Imagination for a local cultural festival in Tasmania.

SYDNEY JUGGLING CONVENTION: - AUSTRALIA - Performed in the SirkusCircus show at the SJC doing my contact staff routine, as well as closing the Renegade.


2008

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL - AUSTRALIA - Performed my contact staff act as part of a caberet at the festival as well as volunteering as part of the 'Circadia' circus area, doing tech, workshops and fire safety.

MELBOURNE JUGGLING CONVENTION: - AUSTRALIA - Performed in the public show at the MJC doing my contact staff routine, as well as doing a small spot in the Renegade.

JAPANESE FIRE FESTIVAL: - JAPAN - Performed as a guest at the festival competition.

UBEROZ: - AUSTRALIA - Performed and did workshops at Uber Oz, a series of spinning masterclasses held in Brisbane in Australia.

BORNFIRE FESTIVAL: - SINGAPORE - Performed and taught workshops as part of the Bornfire Festival. Performed a unique act created specifically for the festival in front of 28,000 people as part of the National Day Celebrations.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Performed at this the largest event of it's kind in the UK. Performed a duo routine with Robert Thorburn as Vodka and Orange, also performed a solo act with double staff in the fire show.

RIT JUGGLE IN: - USA, NY - Performed my contact staff act in the Public show, as well as performing my 'Colour Science' act in the Renegade.

FIREDRUMS VI: - USA, CA - Spun as one of the International guests as well as teaching workshops.

SF FIRE EXPO 2008 by TEMPLE OF POI: - USA, CA - Performed as one of the highlight acts on stage in Union Square in San Francisco.

CIRCUS FESTIVAL IRELAND: - IRELAND - Contact staff act in the convention show

SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Performed "Colour Science" act in the public show


2007

DURHAM JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Performed as 'Vodka and Orange' with Rob Thorburn in the Public show, as well as doing my contact staff act, also in the public show.

SAMHUINN: - UK - Lead, choreographed and performed in the group performance for the 'Summer Fire' element of the Samhuinn performance in Edinburgh.

PLAY: - UK - Performed a new fire routine in the fire show, and a new doubles routine in the main show.

BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Fire Show as duo act called: Vodka and Orange with Rob Thorburn from Jam. Also performed my contact staff act in the British-ish Caberet

EDINBURGH AERIAL AND ACROBALANCE CONVENTION: - UK - Contact staff act in the public show.

BIRMINGHAM JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Contact staff act in the convention show.

TEPOOKA CABERET: - UK - Performed in their 'Show and Tell' caberet nights with my contact staff act and 'Extrapolation' double staff act.

NEW LOVE CABERET: - UK - Performed in the 'New Love' cabaret night with my contact staff act.

UBERPARIS: - FRANCE - Performed in the UberParis show in France.

SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Contact staff act in the convention show


2006

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE EXPO: - USA - Contact staff act on the main stage.

PLAY FESTIVAL: - UK - Contact staff act on stage in the main festival show.

BURNING MAN: - USA - Performed in the fire conclave before the man burns with the Pyronauts international fire troupe.

UBEREUROPE: - AUSTRIA - Performed my contact staff act at UberEurope in Vienna in the main show.

SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Helped organise the fire show and choreographed routines with members of Tepooka Toys for the show.

SAMHUINN: - UK - Lead, choreographed and performed in the group performance for the 'Summer Fire' element of the Samhuinn performance in Edinburgh.


2005

BRISTOL JUGGLING CONVENTION: - UK - Contact Staff and Hand Candle Act in the Fire Show.

SAMHUINN: - UK - Lead, choreographed and performed in the group performance for both winter and summer elements of the samhuinn performance in Edinburgh.


2004

EUROPEAN JUGGLING CONVENTION: - FRANCE - Performed on the open stage as part of a group glow prop choreographed routine with Tepooka

FEUERFEST: - AUSTRIA - Performed on stage with the glow routine with Tepooka in two public shows in Graz.

BELTAIN: - UK - Performed in the 'Fire Point' group as part of the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh.

SAMHUINN: - UK - Lead, choreographed and performed in the group performance for the 'Fire' element of the samhuinn performance in Edinburgh.


Plus various weddings, party's, charity gigs, council events, halloween and bonfire nights, artists projects and corporate work not mentioned here for proprieties sake.


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