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Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo is a unique performer who dances with various props of fire and light such as poi, staff, baton, hoop and his specialty – the “levitation wand”. The levitation wand is magical prop wherein the performer seems to dance with a floating stick. It is magical, mesmerizing and totally captivating – never before seen and an exciting addition to any show!

He combines dance artistry, acrobatic movements, object manipulation and theatricality to create stunning performances for his audience. He has developed a style with the props that maximizes his body’s movements, making the prop an extension of his dance and improving overall impact.

 

Performance Background

He has been dancing since 2005 and spinning poi since 2010, continuously exploring the fusion of flow circles and dance lines. Early 2013, he discovered the magical art of levitation wand. He has since been exploring a flowful style of spinning the wand which enables a freer expression with the body thru dance and performance.

Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo is the leading innovator and forerunner of the art of the levitation wand in the performance and entertainment arena.

He has also been training hoop dance and manipulation, hand balancing, aerial hoops and the cyr wheel.

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Credentials

Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo has travelled and been invited to numerous events in Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, USA and France – where he recently represented his art and his country in the 37th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.

He is also included in Cirque du Soleil’s database of talent as a Fire Performer and Levitation Wand Dancer.

Recently, he has been performing for Okada Manila’s World of Wonders by Creative Director Giulio Scatola of Cirque du Soleil.

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Other Activities

Aside from performing, he has also been conducting movement workshops as well as choreography and performance workshops to enable more artists to explore a wider range of movements and allow his/her style to manifest more with the body, allowing the artist to translate his/her flow into a performance.

He is also a performance artist, creating pieces that speak deeply to the human soul rather than to merely entertain.

He spearheaded Flow Collective, the Philippine’s Modern Movement and Circus Arts Community, and founded Leviwand.com, the Community Resource Site for Practitioners of Levitation Stick.

 

Highlights

Talent Pool as Fire Poi Spinner and Levitation Wand Dancer
Accepted in Cirque du Soleil’s Database of Talents

Okada Manila’s World of Wonders
Under Creative Director Giulio Scatola
As specialty performer with the poi, hoops and wand
December 2016-July 2017

Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Paris, France
Selected Artist (Dancing Cane/Levitation Wand)
January 2016

WildFire Retreat, Connecticut USA
Performer and Instructor
September 2015

Psycusix Camp Out 2015, Malaysia
Performer and Instructor
September 2015

Fire Festival Korea, Seoul
Featured Solo Performer (Poi and Wand)
August 2015

Kinetic Fire, Ohio USA
Instructor and Performer
May 2015

Philippine Flow Festival 2015
Featured Solo Performer for Gala Night
Workshop Instructor for Levitation Wand
March 2015