Warwick University Economic Socitey Ball – Athena Leicester

We would like to thank the Economics Society at the University of Warwick for contracting our company to organise a performance at the Athena Theatre in Leicester. It was a pleasure to perform for the Warwick University Student Union for a second time.

For this show, we were tasked with providing a chic style performance with a circus theme attached. The show consisted of dance, fire artistry, angle grinding, acrobatics, hula-hooping, duo-acrobalance and Pyrotechnics! It was a lot of fun and we shall be taking away lots of amazing memories

Please check out some of the photos below

Pyro Productionz would like to thank: All Artists, Hi-bris Studio (John-Paul Lake), Performance Hub Walsall, Athena Leicester, Warwick University, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Photos credits to Mr Flemming Official Photographer of Pyro Productionz

A Message from Pyro Productionz – Birmingham Pride

Pyro Productionz has a long-lasting legacy with Birmingham Pride, whether that is working alongside the LGBT Venues or providing services for surrounding organisations. It is not a surprise that our company has called upon our artistic union each year to attend and show support for this cause. This will now be Equity Unions 3rd year of attendance and we can assure you that we have been in numerous talks about what is in store for the coming years. Now that the wheels have truly started turning we will now start calling on surrounding groups ready for the march, and with the help from Equity funds, we will apply to make 2019 an event to remember.

We welcome you to Equity’s third annual Birmingham Pride March! The Birmingham Branches started working with Birmingham Pride March in 2016. This has now grown into a great success bringing together further partners and collaborations with surrounding theatre groups such as (Ourselves) Pyro Productionz, West Bromwich Operatics Society (WBOS), Young people from NCS, and further interest from surrounding organisations such as Sifa Fireside. Looks like we are gearing up for another successful year. 

In the years to come we need you more than ever! This year we are looking to bring more of Equity Union members together for this event full of passion and joy. It is a chance to meet fellow members and new friends in an exciting and fun setting, also, a chance to network and just enjoy the day. The Birmingham Pride event has seen 21 years of events and has grown to the point of involving over 130 participating groups from corporations, banks, and high street brands. 

To be apart of a historic legacy dating back to the late 60’s such as the Pride March is a great opportunity for the Midlands. The event derived from an incident which took place in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn where the LGBT+ community, suppressed, neglected and refused a license to sell alcohol due to their sexuality were forced to a breaking point. After Police stormed the Stonewall Inn the crowd acted against the display of unwarranted force in protest which resulted in an even larger display leading to a full riot by the community and residents alike. 

This Establishment was one of the prime locations for LGBT+ people to meet, socialise, support one another, dance and even enjoy a show by one of the local drag artists. It also provided a safe space for runways and homeless LGBT+ youths, in which became a sacred meeting point that they could call home. 

The Stonewall Riots made it clear that the LGBT+ Community needed to be more active in its approach towards this social injustice. One year later the community proposed an annual march on the last Saturday of June to commemorate the raid. The march was approved and Brenda Howard (Mother of Pride) organised the event which was originally called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, after. Not only did this turn into a week-long celebration, it later turned to Pride due to a comment made by an individual “gay individuals lacked real power to make change, but one thing they did have was pride.” – (L. Craig Shoonmaker – Allusionist Interview 2015) 

We can  definitely say that a lot has changed so far, to this day the LGBT+ community now have a whole month to represent awareness and community first presented on June 11, 1999, by President Bill Clinton, which was later enforced by President Barack Obama, who declared June as LGBT+ Month every year of his administration. (Now that’s commitment! Obama even went on to establish a 7.7 acre area around the re-opened Stonewall Inn)

“It’s important for the LGBT community to preserve the tradition of Pride, as it provides a time for everyone to come together and celebrate who they are. It’s a time where people can be themselves and be with people who support them. It’s a time to remember our history and how far we have come and look forward to all that we have to do. It’s a time to honour those who aren’t marching next to us. It’s a time for fun, joy, freedom and celebration. But, more than anything, it’s truly a time to be proud. It’s a time where people will encourage you to be your full, beautiful self and make sure you know that you don’t have to hide anything. You are surrounded by people who will support, protect and love you.”(Glatter, J (2016))

We hope that you will join us together unified for this event as it will mean so much for all the communities around the world whether fighting for the right to love or simply finding the confidence to hold hands in public without the fear of being judged. Every year is another step in the right direction and we hope you will march with us each and every time. 

“Together we have the power to make a change, together we are proud to be human.”

Wezley J Guren 

Equity Union’s Message – Birmingham Pride March

BIRMINGHAM PRIDE MARCH

Make a date to join us on Saturday 26th May 2018 as part of the Equity Contingent on the Birmingham Pride March. The theme is ‘Fire’ so please come dressed in bright orange, yellow or red clothes as colourful as possible. Meeting up at The Wellington Pub in Bennetts Hill, just off New Street at 10.30 a.m. Our parade master is Wezley Guren and he would love to hear from anyone planning to be there. Please call him on 07512 147228 or email him at wezley@thinkpyro.co

I hope you are all keeping busy

Best Wishes

Alec Powell

Equity Birmingham Variety Branch Secretary

Lollipop Theatre Circus Workshop

 

 

 

[Flash Back]

Last summer Pyro Productionz provided a circus workshop for a community theatre group called Lollipop Theatre Arts. It had a spectacular team and the young people were amazing to work with and very enthusiastic.

They learned many different styles of circus including stilt walking and also created their own pieces that were performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock.

Check out these great photos from our friends at Lollipop Theatre.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pyro Team x

Leeds Dental Society Performance 2018

Pyro Productionz has an amazing time at the Leeds Dental Ball this year thanks to the Leeds Dental Society. Our Artists were lucky enough to perform at a beautiful venue called the Queens Hotel Leeds.

This year our company worked hard with our artists to create a Hollywood themed show for all the guests to enjoy. With many thanks to Chance 2 Dance for letting Pyro rehearse, perform and work with fire on site.

We would also like to thank Enterprise (Tyseley) for all the hard work they have done and also arranging our transportation for the event.

Never forgetting the talented and amazing Dawn Guren for costumes and keeping all of us in check.

Please see some of the wonderful pictures of the event below.

 

From all of us here at Pyro Productionz – we would like to thank you for all your ongoing support.

Kadim & Nazia – Wedding Performance

On the 21st August 2017, Pyro Productionz had the pleasure of performing for a luxurious wedding event hosted by Kadim & Nazia at the Grand Station in Wolverhampton. Some of our artists were able to share this amazing day with the family and perform a specially choreographed piece for the happy couple.

Please check out their video below.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Pyro

x

Credit – Kadim & Studio Motions

The Birmingham Weekender – Pyro Youth

At the end of September 2017 Pyro Productionz completed another year with the Ballet Hoo Graduates and Ballet Hoo youth, whereby they had the chance to learn a little more about what we provide in the world of Circus and Fire…

 

Take a look at our Video to see more…

 

Thank you to all who came together to make this happen!

ACE Dance and Music, Rogue Play Theatre, Leaps and Bounds, Citizen Coaching, Beatfreaks.

One Family…

Supported from: Big Lottery Fund – Awards for All and  The Arts Council – Grants for the Arts

Big Lottery Fund

Pyro Productionz is proud to be a awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund in order to produce a project based in Circus and dance 2017 Project for the Birmingham Weekender festival.

We are looking for artists that have a passion for the arts and a keen ambition for further development in the industry. If you have never tried it before or you would like to build your confidence please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more.

If you are interested in learning Stilts, Fire, Dance, Acrobatics you have come to the right place.

Participants need to attend a week residency Aug 21st – 26th with commitment to perform on 23rd September 2017 for the BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER

New Website

Pyro Productionz would like to thank all of our clients for being patient while we are updating our site to provide you with the best service possible.

If you have any comments or would like to see anything specific we welcome any comments below.

Pyro Team

Ballet Hoo 2!

Last Summer Pyro Productionz Became the Associate Producer for Ballet Hoo! – Moving On. This was a Summer project which brought together Leaps and Bounds & Citizen Coaching to deliver a project for 25 young people from around the Midlands.

Our Project was supported by the Arts Council England, Big Lottery FundThe Birmingham Royal Ballet, and The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Check out the amazing things we have been doing along with an amazing team and some talented young people!

Here is a highlight from our Summer project in 2016

We cannot wait to put on another project like this in 2017