Portland street theater ensemble Dark Follies helps write city rules on fire performances

Posted July 29, 2013, at 6:07 a.m.
Janice Pratt of Dark Follies swings fire poi on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Janice Pratt of Dark Follies swings fire poi on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
Bet Black of Dark Follies, also known as &quotMiss Polly," flutters ribbon sticks on the East End Beach in Portland Friday night. Dark Follies is a street performance troupe that bills itself as coming from the shadows of Vaudeville.
Bet Black of Dark Follies, also known as "Miss Polly," flutters ribbon sticks on the East End Beach in Portland Friday night. Dark Follies is a street performance troupe that bills itself as coming from the shadows of Vaudeville. Buy Photo
Brigid Sinclair Rankowski of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Brigid Sinclair Rankowski of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
Bet Black of Dark Follies, also known as &quotMiss Polly," flutters ribbon sticks on the East End Beach in Portland Friday night. Dark Follies is a street performance troupe that bills itself as coming from the shadows of Vaudeville.
Bet Black of Dark Follies, also known as "Miss Polly," flutters ribbon sticks on the East End Beach in Portland Friday night. Dark Follies is a street performance troupe that bills itself as coming from the shadows of Vaudeville. Buy Photo
Janice Pratt of Dark Follies swings fire poi on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Janice Pratt of Dark Follies swings fire poi on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies spins a fire staff above her head on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies blows out her fire staff on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing.
Rosa Libby of Dark Follies blows out her fire staff on Portland's East End Beach Friday night. Dark Follies recently had a hand in writing new city rules regarding fire performing. Buy Photo
 Performers and musicians from Dark Follies (from left) Joie Grandbois, Rosa Libby, Bet Black, Stephen Carpenter, Kevin Reams, Brigid Sinclair Rankowski and Janice Pratt, pose for a photo on Portland's East End Beach.
Performers and musicians from Dark Follies (from left) Joie Grandbois, Rosa Libby, Bet Black, Stephen Carpenter, Kevin Reams, Brigid Sinclair Rankowski and Janice Pratt, pose for a photo on Portland's East End Beach. Buy Photo

Dark Follies, a goth-inspired street performance group, helped Portland officials write new rules on outdoor fire performances in the city.

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