Marnie Lane

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Fast Meets Slow

The Lakes Festival 2024

Step into a space outside of time!
This FREE event is an immersive experience, taking place at Canton Beach Foreshore. 
There will be a Circus Playspace, Giant Bubbles Playspace, Interactive Roving Performers – character and juggling, Stage Acts – a Pirate Street Show, Bubbles Act, and an amazing 8 person Fire Show to close out the event.
Date: Saturday 16 November
Location: Canton Beach Foreshore
Time: 3:30pm to 8pm 
Fire Shows

Whether you're looking for something with a BANG! Or smaller, more intimate Fire at your next event, we have you covered.

* Meet and Greet * Roving Fire Entertainment * Ambient Fire * High Impact Stage Show * Combination Packs
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Bubbles Entertainment

Step into the Fantasy realm with our Bubble Fairies! Bubbles can make any event, big or small, memorable by creating an uplifting mood with high-spirited, cheerful, jubilant moments, enhancing the magic of any occasion. In addition to enhancing the aesthetic value of the event, the inclusion of bubbles in the atmosphere helps to create a more enchanting and ethereal environment. For kids of all ages

* Meet and Greet * Roving Bubbles Entertainment * Bubbles Space Activation * Combination Packs
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Beginner to Advanced

While Marnie Lane has been practicing and spreading the love of Contact Staff for 24 years, the level of understanding it requires to be able to articulate and deconstruct this knowledge to beginners came just 9 years ago. Since then, Marnie has toured Aotearoa (NZ), the east coast of Australia, teaches in person one on one and group sessions, and hosts online workshops - at online events, or by appointment. With structured workshops on - Beginner Hoop, Beginner Poi, Beginner Dragon Staff, Beginner to Advanced Contact Staff, Beginner Groundwork, Intermediate Groundwork, Beginner and Intermediate Double Staves.
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A Bit About Marnie

Marnie Lane has been practicing Fire Arts for 22 years. Having spent many years training Yoga and movement therapies, circus, and dance, this style and grace is evident in her performances.

Specializing in Contact Staff, Marnie is regarded as the leading female practitioner within Australia. She also performs with Double Staves, Dragon Staff, Grinder, Fire Eating and Poi.

Marnie has travelled throughout Australia, New Zealand, UK, parts of Europe and Eastern Europe learning, teaching and sharing the Fire Arts


Marnie performs across several platforms: Fire & Circus Events & Festivals, Arts Events, Music Festivals, Corporate Functions, Council Events, Weddings, Birthdays and Private Functions.

With the following props:

Fire: Contact Staff, Double Staves, Dragon Staff, Poi, Big Fire

Non-Fire / LED: Bubbles, LED Contact Staff, Roving Characters

Partnered with this, Marnie teaches skill technique in Contact Staff (All levels), Double Staves (Beginner to Intermediate), Dragon Staff (Beginner), Poi (Beginner), Hula Hoop (Beginner) and Groundwork (Beginner to Intermediate – Contact Staff, Hoop, + any prop)

Marnie is a Guinness World Record holder, and an Ambassador for Female Performers in the Fire Arts. Marnie also organises Fire and Flow Events, works on crew and supports similar niche Community events.

Exciting News!!​

It is with excitement that we announce that Marnie was selected for The Art House Residency Program.

This 3 month program allowed Marnie to delve into the world of movement with the support of World Class Artists & Trainers, providing pivotal stepping stones to the creation of her next creative endeavour - Movement & Line - An Artistic Contact Staff Exploration.