The actress said “StarHit” about how her passion became a profession. Anastasia Abertawe in 2007 launched an unusual project in which the dancers amaze the audience with spectacular performances and stunts with fire and light.
In 2007 Anastasia Abertawe formed of fire and light show. Initially, the girl herself acted as one of the soloists, but with the expansion of the team she had to deal with organizational issues and become a leader. Many years of work she can be proud of the troupe’s performances during the marathon of the Olympic flame, as well as Association with some of the stars of the Russian show-business.
How did you come up with the idea to create a team of fire and light show?
The team exists since 2007. Before that I played myself, beginning in 2002, after graduating from circus school. I believe that there is such a thing as fate. After the ninth grade, I worked in the circus Studio, and then decided to go to circus school. Parents supported me. I had a wonderful circus genre – juggling. When we were released, I didn’t know where to go from here, no ties and relatives who would help with employment. Learned about the dance team, show theatre. Began to work with them. Some time with us was the girl that staged a fire show. I watched as she speaks. One day, my team leader asked if I could make a fire. I’ve never done this before but tried. After training and began to participate in performances instead of that girl.—
You immediately realize that this is the soul?
Not to say that I loved it and I was eager to do it. I have become, over time, started to use custom props for the fire show: hoops, skipping ropes, fire juggling clubs.
When he decided to establish his own group?
In 2007 he formed a core of performers, and we began to speak. When tightened the requirements for fire shows in clubs, in restaurants, we began to look for options on how to work on, as not to lose customers. I learned about the LEDs on the batteries, special costumes. With this we can act without fear. Fire now show only on the street, it is very spectacular. And the light show looks better in the room, as there you can create a certain intimacy.—
Themselves now serve?
The growth of orders I had to transition from actress to Director. It is difficult to combine organizational and regular training sessions with the performances. And turned my hobby into a job and business.
Often work with celebrities? They invite your team to the shooting, performing at concerts?
From Timothy starred in music videos many years ago, then we worked with other artists of his label. Not so long ago spoke at the presentation, a young singer Nathan. Last year, when the group “Ivanushki International” was the anniversary concert, we were at the opening show. Make friends with a group of “pun” for the past many years. They periodically act as the customers. Many of us know, call for their events. Remember, often visited on holidays the owner of the hotel “Cosmos”, he’s friends with many stars of show business. When I played, Valery Melazde I personally applauded when I juggled clubs. Joseph Kobzon came, Alika Smekhova and others. Recently performed at the birthday party Sabitova Roses, was an ornament on this holiday. I performed on stage with world stars: Sonique, Benny Benasi, Prodigi and others.—
What is the most unusual order you had to do?
I don’t want to brag, but we are one of the few teams who always listen to the wishes of customers and help to implement them. I remember there was a case three years ago, when customers were asked to put on a show in the “Olympic” with the participation of 40-50 people. And I have at the moment the staff was just 18 artists, it seemed to me that it is a large number, I was so proud of. I have not filed the form that the fifty participants is a problem. Need to find costumes, to stage, to distribute all through the site. But I agreed. In the end, gathered some sub-groups rehearsed separately. It was literally a couple of combined rehearsals. And in “Olympic” we give an hour to try out the site. I’m still at that point was pregnant in the later stages. Was afraid with so many costumes to forget some detail – then the whole picture would be spoiled, we are the crowd never explained. In the end we did a great show without overlap.
What was your most difficult performance?
Before the Olympic games in Sochi, when the Olympic flame was carried in 76 cities of Russia, we were also invited to speak. When negotiating, we were warned that there will be able to create a show from scratch in two weeks – we need at least a month, so asked me to warn in advance. In the end, the organizers of the event handed to the last. Well, we started to work in advance. In the end my husband had to fly to China to pick up the suits and the delivery couldn’t bring in time. Thus, the team worked for four months – from October to January, sometimes in the cold of minus 30 degrees. —
And abroad your team are often invited?
One extraordinary trip to Oman a few years ago. My friend called, we arrived five and month performed. The organizers were satisfied, I met one of them, left the disk with our contacts, recordings, performances. After some time he called, explained that there will be Asian games and they would like to see a light show. I had to organize all this, to explain to people where we’re going and why. In the end, I was carrying 44 of the artist. Of course, it was not easy, but all who took part remember with pleasure this trip. And the organizer through time became my husband. We’ve been together five years, we have two children. Thanks to the wife I opened the Studio, took a room, a rehearsal hall and hired assistants. Want and in Oman to try to gather a group, we now live in two countries. —
You recently opened a school where you can learn the skill of the artist of the fire show. What will face a rookie?
People after the speeches are often asked where they can learn, and we decided to make a Studio. Basically whoever wants to do it for fun, not professionally. For performance on stage need some kind of sports training, stretching. Sometimes we see who can fit us in as a team member. We recruit people who are 18 years of age. First learn the technique of rotation, torsion, we see that all is well, give it a try to work with real fire.