Flames fanned further
Veteran Queenstown corporate performance company Fire Flame Productions is revamping itself to take in a wider market. Started in 2000 by Milly Begley and Hollie Wademan, the company will now be known as Flame Entertainment, and while still aiming to capture the corporate and festival market, is looking to diversify into providing themed events for weddings and private parties as well. Now under the sole directorship of Ms Begley, Flame Entertainment has a revamped website and is relaunching with an invite only showcase event at Vudu Larder on Beach Ston November 7. ‘‘In the past we’ve incorporated fire dancers and performers, hula hooping and stilt characters,’’ Ms Begley said. ‘‘But with our revamp we’re looking to take things a bit wider, become a lot more flexible and bring our productions to a larger market.’’ The company will now ramp up its costuming and themed characters tailored to fit events, plus aerial artists, acrobats, dance and art-based performances, as well as human tables. Human statues, whip cracking, pyrotechnics, ultraviolet lighting effects and body painting are also on the menu for any prospective party throwers. ‘‘In the past we’ve provided theming and entertainment to events like the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup, Wanaka Fest and the Dunedin and Wellington fringe festivals, as well as the Invercargill Santa Parade, but with our new growth and expansion we are looking to get into weddings and private parties or whatever event people want to ‘‘Queenstown has been a great location for us to base ourselves in, and has supported us for a long time, but we want to really extend and build on the niche that we’ve created here.’’ The updated website, which encapsulates the company’s slick new look and direction, is now live online at flameentertain ment.co.nz
Re-ignited: Queenstown performance company Flame Entertainment is relaunching.
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