Hilltop’s L. Lisa Lawrence is a Fiery Gal

We had a chance to catch up with our neighbor, L. Lisa Lawrence, this weekend for one hot show. She’s been practicing spinning poi for several months and has recently added fire to her mix.

L. Lisa adds tricks and original choerography to each of her fire dancing routines.

L. Lisa’s performance was hot. She commanded the poi and exhibited her mind over matter fire tricks with ease. Some of her tricks brought the flaming poi just inches from her skin. . . and her fiery red hair. We felt the heat of the orbs and a bit of fear as we gazed at her skill in awe.

We had the opportunity to see three of L. Lisa’s fire spinning numbers Sunday night. The routine she did to Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” was especially heated, as she brought the fiery poi super close to us, making the hair on our arms stand on end.

L. Lisa also danced to “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”  She practices much lately, after dark, as she prepares for scheduled performances next month. Her show is going to be fantastic.

For more information on L. Lisa’s fire spinning and other activities, visit her website. You can also follow her on Twitter.

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5 responses to “Hilltop’s L. Lisa Lawrence is a Fiery Gal

  1. Wow. . .

    I’m totally humbled by this blog post.

    I do have to mention the official fire goddess of the Hilltop, my friend and mentor Deanna Riley. Also, Cathy Marcotte and Tabitha Andrew, who does not yet have a page up, but who can be seen fire hooping in this video along with Deanna and Cathy, both of whom live a stones throw from the Hilltop and frequent our lovely hood.

  2. Wow!! That’s amazing! How does one get into fire dancing? Growing up in Hawaii I think I remember some of this incorporated into the traditional dance. . .

  3. Ruthy,

    We have events open to all (we love new, enthusiastic folk) every Saturday night (big potluck) and “hump day burns” on Wednesdays up here in da hood.

    Here are some instructions on how to make sock poi for practice:

    http://www.homeofpoi.com/lessons_all/teach/Simple-Sock-Poi-3_50_189

    I’ll send you the info. 🙂

  4. Wow! I saw her practicing a week or so ago as I was driving past and was completely surprised. One more reason why the Hilltop is so cool.

  5. Francine (Syrenmuse)

    I spotted a few new moves in that routine. Great capture on the vid! One more testimony of why our ‘hood is full of amazingly talented and creative people.

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