Fire eating is an ancient and dazzling art.
Originally used as a part of Hindu spiritual performances
where fire was put into the mouth and "swallowed" which allowed practitioners to speak with the diety Kali
Maa. In the 1800's fire eating was adopted into side show and circus performances where it became popularized.
The act of putting out fires with one's face is still considered shocking to audiences today and fire eating
is among the most dangerous of all the circus arts.
Fire eating is also Terrence's specialty. He has trained countless hours pushing the
skills and the art
in a new direction. The precision and control exercised during a Drake Show performance is very unique as
well the size of the flames used in Terrence's fire eating performance are some of the biggest, hottest and
longest burning in the world. In addition the style of Terrence Drake's performance attempts to acknowledge
fire eating's more intimate beginnings creating a thrilling stunt show with significance.