Fire dancer VATRA came to Tourette’s last month to do things that no Fire Marshal would ever deem safe. This shirtless, shredded heartthrob gave the crowd a wild show, spinning his specialized extra-long rope poi in tight rhythmic geometries. By the time he was done, the whole Metro smelled like ash and lighter fluid… and perhaps the gushing hormones of aroused audience members.

Fire plus motion equals a photographers wet dream, so we have a wealth of awesome shots of Vatra in action. Check out the mini-gallery below to see his Tourette’s performance and visit his Facebook to see more of his work with the Pyronauts troupe!