Palm Torches

Palm Torches

Also called hand candles, these are a wonderful accent to performances that focus more on dance and body movement. The construction is basic. One wick on a short spoke with a ball grip to hold it. These are meant to provide a small flame in the palm of the hand, often times with a decorative metal or terracotta dish under the flame to help protect the hand.  The technique these demand is limited mostly to keeping them upright in order to avoid burning oneself but the effect ranges from the magic of the super slow motion of a single flame to the buoyant firefly effect of 4 synchronized sets of floating flames in a dancing quartet. These are also commonly paired with belly dance.

Purchase palm torches at:
Trick Concepts
Fire Mecca