For immediate release: October 28, 2010
Bruce Flora’s Number in Doha:
Press Contact: Susan K. Carskadon
Carskadon and Associates
U.S. ‘Kiteman’ Entertains at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Family Day Events
Orlando, Florida – World class kite show producer, Bruce Flora (AKA “Kiteman”) will be bring his kite festival extravaganza to Qatar as part of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Family Day 2010 events, on October 29.
“I am continually amazed by how something as simple as the WIND uplifts and inspires the human spirit and has been doing so for several thousand years.” explains Flora, who is looking forward to exploring Qatar and its unique attributes. “It is events like the Doha Tribeca Film Festival that give families an opportunity to have an adventure together and learn something new as well. This is very important.” His show fascinates children and adults alike as it highlights the power of natural resources, particularly the WIND! It will be an honor to have the privilege of flying our kites in the winds of Qatar!
Flora’s program for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Family Day will include street kite performers that fly kites with or without wind (indoors or out), as well as giant historical and character kites. One of the big highlights of his program will be a kite-water show!
A local marine company, Speed Marine Est., BRP Distributor in the State of Qatar, heard of the production through Scott Carskadon, Business Development Manager at Royal Oyster Group, LLC, a oil and gas, and transport company serving the Gulf region, and generously donated four, high powered, Sea Doo 3-Person Jet Skis. These are provided in multiple colors to facilitate Flora’s unique presentation- the world's only kite-water show where very large, two-line kites fly with technical precision. The kites are outfitted with super LED lighting for exciting nighttime enjoyment, and sometimes include radio-controlled fireworks. The kite show will take place on the 29th October from noon to 10 PM along the beach.
Speed Marine, the region’s leading innovator in marine and off-road automotive products, recognized the importance of the presentation because it will draw attention to Qatar’s unique sea power. Speed Marine has been actively involved with the sport of personal watercraft ATVs for many years and sponsors internationally recognized events such as the Power Boat Race, Formula-1 Race, as well as regular Water Skiing and Jet Skiing Competitions.
Another special aspect of Flora’s program is an elaborate and striking "Kite Garden” that features an exotic part of his private collection of over 3000 kites from around the world. His “garden” will consist of hand-painted kites from Bali (butterflies with 15' wingspans) and trademark feather-like banners that, through their size and elegant flow, create a fun, festival atmosphere.
Flora has had a lifetime fascination with kites that has led him to many firsts in the world of kites. From first of a kind launch systems, high performance kite designs, to being an early pioneer of spectacular nighttime kite shows, Kiteman Productions has been on the forefront of leading edge technologies. His kites are now equipped with onboard radio control systems that power super LEDs, electro-luminescent fibers, spotlights, high power strobes and fireworks.
His advances have made it possible to stage a dynamic show in virtually any type of venue. His team has produced shows in such diverse locations as the Montreal Olympic Stadium, on frozen lakes and canals in the Caspian Sea for the president of Turkmenistan, in an ocean harbor in Curacao for MasterCard International, and on football fields. In the fall of 1995, KITEMAN PRODUCTIONS co-produced the Epcot World Festival of Kites, the largest kiting event in the world.
Flora and his troupe of specialized technicians produce innovative kite shows and aerial productions for a variety of arenas, festivals and shows (over 1300 to date), internationally. He has also been involved in kite, water and fireworks productions for Disney Theme Parks and Disney Cruise Lines for over 20 years. Updates and videos of his innovative work are posted at his blog at www.kitemanproductions.blogspot.com.