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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Couple entertains at fairs, festivals with feats of heat


Davi and his wife, Pixie, have combined their skill sets to form a Vaudeville-type act they take to fairs and festivals. Her latest talent is portraying a mermaid, which she said fascinates children.
by Monica Orosz Daily Mail staff
from: dailymail.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Davi Della Fiamma and his wife, Pixie, don't seem to have fun unless they are lighting something on fire, preferably something in the vicinity of their own bodies.
He prefers to eat fire or blow it dramatically into the air. She twirls flaming torches or dances with a fire belt.
The feats get them gigs at fairs and festivals and even bars and other entertainment venues around the country.
Of course, fire alone does not a living make, so Davi and Pixie have plenty of other talents in their sideshow bag of tricks. He plays guitar and sings and juggles. She sings, belly dances and most recently started dressing as a mermaid.
They've got lots of ideas for adding tricks and Pixie said they have a "beautiful, constructive competition." If one thinks up a new trick, the other is not far behind.
"I think glass walking is next for me," Pixie said. She also plans to upgrade her mermaid tail for a version that would allow her to swim with it.
And for Davi: "I'd like to do the human blockhead." That's where the performer hammers a nail or other item into his nasal cavity.
Pixie is against that idea. She would prefer that he learn some magic tricks.
"We really love old Vaudeville-style performance," Davi said.
 
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Davi Della Fiamma says eating fire isn't as scary as it looks. "It tastes a little like burned marshmallows," he said.
Their skills and show material are enough to keep them busy weekends during the summer season, and this year the couple hopes to start booking more events in earnest.
Their family knows them as Dave and Pixie Bragg, both West Virginia natives who now live in York, Pa., but they prefer to use their stage names most of the time. "Della Fiamma" means "of the flame" in Italian
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