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Samoan Fire Dance Expert

Are you looking to liven up an event, conference or special occasion?

Discover the excitement of a fire dance

My name is Sopi Jensen and I am a world renowned traditional Samoan “nifo oti” or “siva afi” performer. I am available to perform this magnificent traditional Samoan art form for any event or function.

The fire knife is a traditional Samoan cultural implement that is used in ceremonial dances. It was originally composed of a machete wrapped in towels on both ends with a portion of the blade exposed in the middle. Tribal performers of fire knife dancing (or Siva Afi as it is called in Samoa) dance while twirling the knife and doing other acrobatic stunts. The towels are set afire during the dances thus explaining the name.

Based in Auckland

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