From deep in the Australian bush, the Redback Spiders have emerged out of the the shadows to dance, humour and play.
Prepare to be entangled, entranced and enthralled by the dynamic duo of Rachel Dryden and Sage Scott. We traverse over many terrains from the Awabakal lands of Newcastle to the Wiradjuri lands of Wee Jasper. Do you dare to get close enough to the arachnophile duo for us to bite?
Burning phoenix embodies the fury of fire her in dance and flow arts for a passion filled and explosive performance. She moves with intensity and grace through space as she dances in the flames with her props for a fully captivating experience that one doesn't forget
Celestial Circus Collective is a creative arts dance troupe of international performers. Based in Australia, traveling with their gear all over the world, sharing unique stylistic skills. Specializing in aerial acrobatics... Solo and group contortion on pole, flying pole and fire pole-hoop hybrids, hanging from LED Lyra ring, flying on psychedelic color changing silks... Wielding all daytime, LED, and fire flow props. Added sparkles of burlesque and coordinating costumes bring magic to their environments as well as lifting audiences with them to dimensions beyond the galaxy. Celestial Circus Collective has performed for headlining international artists and DJs such as Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Infected Mushroom, Ace Ventura, Grouch in Dub, Mindbenderz and more. Celestials have put on both stage and roving shows at world famous music festivals and large-scale events, including reoccurring acts at Rainbow Serpent Festival, Esoteric Festival, and Babylon Festival. Taking all opportunities to bring creative life to where ever their journey brings them, past the cosmos.
Creative Creatures is founded by Bonnie Heather, a Sydney based dancer with experience for over 20 years. Through her passion for creating meaningful movement, she established the group in April 2019 as a contemporary dance workshop. Taking multiple skilled dancers under her wing, Creative Creatures evolved and expanded into a performance crew, performing at multiple festivals including Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Return to Source, Elements, Earth Frequency, Happy Days & Bohemian Beatfreaks. This led to Bonnie having the privilege to choreograph and organise opening ceremonies for festivals. Creative Creatures collaborates with other performance artists and groups, creating a variety of stage shows. Outside of festivals, Creative Creatures have performed in the Sydney nightclub scene for Flyhigh Events and shared the stage with famous DJ’s including Ace Ventura, Mandragora & Smilk. Bonnie also shares her ‘Deepen your dance’ movement and meditation workshops, which include meaningful dance practice and energy healing.
The fairies at Fiery Fantasy have frantically been fixing up their favourite frocks to fantasise and amaze your, our fantastic fans.
Exquisite, iridescent spirits will sparkle in the sunshine and float around the dance floor as you boogie; encouraging you to deepen your connection to the Earth.
We are four passionate performers who go by the name Fluid Shadow. Our intention is to transform the experience of festival go-ers by creating unique and interactive experiences that they will not forget. We are inspired by the moments that have largely shaped festivals for us and we want to give that treasure back, tenfold. We are skilled in fire performance, LED props and aerial arts (lyra, hammock, trapeze) with creative and purpose driven costumes being a high priority. Roving and interactive experiences are something we pride ourselves on, finding immense joy in engaging with the audience and promoting memorable moments in an intimate setting. We can adapt all of our offerings to the theme of the festival and embody characters that encompass and illuminate the wider story. We are really looking forward to sharing our magic and being part of such a special gathering!
✨Your ultimate man, & 100% 'that guy' - GUY ALIAS is here to serve you everything your heart desires - from sublimely sexy to downright silly. Guy is your drag man about the town, and beyond. He is a staple in the Canberra drag scene, producer of Drag Cabaret, and regularly infesting clubs, huge events, festivals, & digital drag shows with his suave charms.
So steady your nerves, clutch your panties & your pearls, & prepare for the dapper nonsense that is Guy Alias!
Margarita Leon is a spanish creatrix from Sevilla that has performed all over Europe , UK and Australia for the last decade including festivals such like Boom Festival in Portugal and Ozora in Hungary. Gypsy Goddess is a Spanish creatrix that embodies the inner beauty and power of the feminine taking you on a journey deep within yourself. Gypsy Goddess seeks to empower spectators to embrace their inner deity and connect to their inner freedom, divinity and creativity through handmade costumes, dance, silk flow and art,inspiring viewers to become part of a collective consciousness and connect deeper to their inner freedom and self expression.
Flow Synergy is a collective of passionate performers specialising in high standard led, fire and daytime performances, intentional concept creation, interactive roving performances and out of this world costuming.
Asteria & Banskia
we are applying to do a doubles pole dancing routine, incorporating floorwork, burlesque and pole.
Sienna Eggleton (Banksia) and Deandrea Hammer (Asteria) are a power couple when in the studio. Our style is unique and involves a fast contemporary choreography, intermediate to advanced duo pole tricks, partner acrobatics and floor work. Theres always a story told through our interpretive choreography.
We are an international collective of dancers who all have started to explore reality and perception through the bodily language of the Japan-born ANKOKU BUTŌ, and most of us met in a dance school in Dharamshala, India.
We have become the wandering storytellers of embedded history and future, ever looking for and being the waves of change. Diversity and metamorphosis are essential parts of our practice, through which the life of a butoh dancer is not set to a common goal but lived as a process of becoming and dissolving qualities in order to understand and sustain life in its most natural way. Walking this path means re-finding ways of health, joy and coexistence while understanding the dynamics of duality.
In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into musical instruments that create a booty shaking, toe-tapping , electric atmosphere that makes you want to get up and move. Junkyard Beats are renowned for their dynamic rhythm shows. They present a series of high-energy routines that include drumming, body percussion, dance, junk percussion, circus and hilarious skits. Their family friendly show draws on inspiration from everyday life, the streets and the junkyard. It is filled with imagination, humour and a lot of rhythm.
Kobe Be Jugglin
Kobe has been juggling since 2014 after spending time in Canada and the US. The love and passion for this craft hasn't slowed down since. Kobe has now performed on stage at festivals such as Earth Frequency, been a roving act for events like Desert Festival in Alice Springs and taught this art form all over the world throughout last 3 years. As one who learns from movement and hands-on action, it has been one of his greatest teachers not just for its level of skill, but its lessons adaptable for life as well, such as patience, self confident and mindfulness. Kobe now performs for Junkyard Beats in Melbourne, which is a group that uses everyday objects and recycled materials to make music and create circus props. Fusing together his passion for environmentalism and flowarts into one!
Steve Willis is a rare breed of human on a fantastical voyage to redefine the framework of possibility. He is a Mayan Kiwi born in Wellington 1981 to a father from New Zealand and a mother from Guatemala. He is a global citizen and having lived between the nations of Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.
Steve began uncovering his aesthetic potential in high school before going on to study photography at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003. He continued his education in the Master of Fine Arts program until 2005 before moving to Australia to further cultivate his original and unusual style of art creation.
He began his career as an independent artist in 2010 focusing firstly on his still life photography; later adding sculpture, installation, and performance to the imaginative repertoire that established him as a leader in the Australian Visionary Art scene. Steve repurposes and upcycles different materials through his very unique process of creative reuse that transforms and elevates objects from ordinary to extraordinary.
He is a determined dreamer that is known for astonishing people into states of playful fascination and puzzled interest while delivering potent messages of positivity, harmony, and authenticity. He considers creativity to be a sacred practice; his artwork is his chosen service to humanity, and he is on a mission to support our spiritual evolution.
The Light Wizard continues to marvel viewers, intrigue imaginations, capture curiosities, and offer an unexpected perspective with his fresh and distinct form of visual alchemy.
Mr and Mrs Pockets
Mr and Mrs Pockets are from a distant place inside a magic pocket in the cloak of outerspace. They visit planet Earth with curiosity and glee, marvelling and delighting at all the strange things that they see. Just as strange and marvellous is this vibrant pair, head to toe in pockets full of oddities to share. So if it’s two bright pocket people you’ve identified, they might let you pick a pocket to peek at what’s inside.
Rainbow Warrior Flow
20-year-old female who is just stepping into the doof scene; but just can't seem to get her foot out anymore and is deciding to dive headfirst!
Have performed at WeLove Sydney so far, and have a performance lined up alongside Harmonic Rush, PsyKet, Obsidian, James Corbett, and more at a psychedelic UV party in July. I use the LED pixel whip as a physical form of my healing energy and utilize this onto the crowd through intention during my performances.
Sarah is a dedicated lifelong dancer who trained intensively in Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance before she found her love in Fusion Belly Dance, inspired by the dances from the MENAHT region (Middle East, North Africa, Hellenic/Greek, and Turkey) and Central Asia. The dance form is her platform for soul and artistic expression allowing her to explore emotions and archetypes within herself. In her performances, Sarah becomes the physical manifestation of the music, inspiring the crowd to connect deeper with their bodies and their own movement expression.
Sarah teaches Fusion Belly Dance classes in Melbourne and is a regular performer at belly dance events and the festival circuit in Australia and internationally where she performs with world renowned ethno-fusion bass & electronic musicians and live bands. She values the integrity of the artform she is so passionate about which can be seen in her dedicated approach to committed training and regularly travelling internationally for deeper immersion training.
Puzzle Dust provides unique and exciting event entertainment and circus workshops throughout QLD, with a serious 'wow' factor! With the most unique and cutting edge glow props in the industry, Puzzle Dust dazzles audiences young and old.
Poems 4 Trade
Poems 4 Trade is an on the spot poetry stall. Patrick comes in full costume and character with his type writer and portable stall to type up on the spot custom poems for anybody who approaches him. There are 2 rules, pick a word, get a poem. Give Patrick any topic of your choosing and in a few minutes you'll be holding your very own typed poem to take home with you as a souvenir of your weekend at Dragon Dreaming
Thunder thighs, magnetic eyes and a butt that won't quit - it's Sara Martini!
The original undulating menace from our nation's capital, Sara’s poetry in motion is a real treat. A staple of the Canberra burlesque scene, Sara is the current Miss Burlesque Australia ACT Entertainer of the Year and she delivers with her signature backbends and dramatic drops that will have you spellbound. Serving Mediterranean magic, Sara is known for her fan dance fantasy, luscious flow and winding those hallowed hips.
A leading member of Jazida’s Fabulous Fan Dancers, Sara also teaches fan dancing at Flazeda Hub and is bringing a bevy of babes from Canberra to bewitch you with swirling silk and fluttering feathers in a sparkling hour of burlesque.
Studio Kink is a Sydney-based educational space (established in 2015) formed by Mark, Aleni and Lani De Viate and a few friends.
Studio Kink is a space for people from across the kink community. It's primarily a space for education, to run classes and workshops that cover a range of topics, from rope to D/s, health and safety to alternative relationship structures, and everything in-between.
Over the past 5 years we have built a space with the community by engaging the different groups in the gay, queer, trans, bi, BDSM and fetish communities in Sydney. We have entered multiple Sydney Mardi Gras Parades, supported Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Twenty10 and numerous other community charities and groups. In that time we have also taught over 5,000 beginners in Shibari and BDSM topics with an emphasis on informed consent, negotiations and understanding people’s limits.
Our achievements now have Studio Kink recognised as the premier kink teaching venue in Australia, as well as having an international profile of excellence in Shibari, culminating in being the first Kanna Ryu Shibari Studio in the world.
Mark and Lani De Viate are world-renowned shibari performers. They have performed regularly at Subsonic Music Festival, The Sydney Hellfire Club, and many other events in Australia. Their international appearances include the New Zealand Fetish Ball, The Japan Fetish Ball and the LA Fetish Ball. Other events they have featured at include Shibaricon (Chicago), Folsom Fringe (San Francisco) and Ropecraft. This dynamic duo have performed and presented at events around Australia – and the globe for almost 15 years.
The Studio Kink crew is made up of experienced performers and educators that feature different and unique styles, including aerial acrobatics with transitions, sensual rope, with an emphasis on energy and connection.
Our performances captivate our audience’s with a mesmerising combination of movement, grace, strength, beauty and trust.
Whirlwindz Hoop Dance is a upbeat, vibrant out of this world. Get ready for a visual display that will blow you and your guest away! Fire hoops, State of the art LED hoops and colourful day hoops. Sexy. Fun. Upbeat. Mixing circus inspired tricks into beautiful creative dance. Whirlwindz provides and interactive performing experience like no other.
Will the Wizard
Will the Wizard is a breath of magic in human form. Whether it's injecting wonder into dance floors with a wild array of magic tricks, capturing hearts with LED spinning plates that look like floating UFO's, or sending people on mystical Quests for that cheeky exp gain- interactions with the man with the ornate wizard hat are always memorable, playful and something to cherish.
2022 will be Marty Bright's fourth time performing at Dragon Dreaming. He is a multi-talented human, bringing his own hybrid style of good vibes-stand up comedy, cosmic spoken word poetry and husky vocal tones to the stage.
He has performed around the country and the world at such festivals as Nimbin Mardi Grass, EarthBeat (NZ), Festival of the Sun, Psyfari, Cognitive Roots, Burning Seed as well as the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
Bob the Bubbler
It's always oodles of bubble fun when The Bubbleologists come to play!
They've been showering events in Canberra and NSW in giant bubbles since 2020, bringing the magic with them wherever they go!
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Story Teller of Ritualistic Movement Theatre with lights & fire! • Harmonising with the Elements •⠀⠀
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A collaboration of Simbasfire, Flowbia Philie and Ashley Brown.