Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo is a performer who dances with various props and fire and light such as poi, hoop, and his specialty – the “levitation wand”. Discovering dance during his college years in art school, and discovering the flow arts or object manipulation arts after his studies, he has trained to become a proficient stage performer as a circus artist. His passion for the arts bled out into performing for the theater stage. 

Photo by Erron Ocampo

Looking to transcend his stage performances, he ventured into more artistic expression with his circus skills by pioneering “Flow Art Show” in 2014, and later on participating in FringeMNL in 2015 and 2016. He has also presented an artistic circus performance in the World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow (Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain) in Paris, France on January 2016.

Photo by JB Estrada

Since then, he has been exploring and deepening his movement style, and has produced a body of videos documenting these explorations. He has also delved into using words in his expression, incorporating spoken word into his performances, as well as writing a short book.

He is inspired by dreams, nature, and flying, and is looking forward to producing more artistic work during his stay on earth.


PERFORMING HIGHLIGHTS

Member of Cirque du Soleil’s Database of Talent

Cirque du Soleil at Sea (MSC Bellissima)
For Syma and Varelia shows, March to September 2019
Creation November 2018 to February 2019

Okada Manila’s World of Wonders 
By Creative Director and Choreographer Giulio Scatola
December 2016 to July 2017 and September to December 2018

World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow
(Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain)
Paris, France, January 2016
Representing the Philippines, January 2016

Instructor and/or Performer at various festivals
• Fire Festival Korea – August 2015, 2016, 2017
• Wildfire Retreat, Connecticut USA – September 2015
• Psycusix Camp Out 2015, Malaysia – September 2015
• Kinetic Fire, Ohio USA – May 2015
• Philippine Flow Festival – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
• Bornfire Festival, Singapore – 2013-2014


OTHER PERFORMANCE BACKGROUND

Psycusix (Choreographer/Performer) – Sept-Nov 2016 and Oct-Dec 2015

Flow Art Show (Organizer and Performer Artist) – May 2016, February 2016 (FringeMNL), February 2015 (FringeMNL), August 2014

• Various Musical Theater productions since 2012

UST Diwangdanza Dance Competition (Champion, Solo Category) – 2008