Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid
“Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid” (MeduSirena)’s retro-pop style performances are the result of her lifelong enthusiasm for the preservation of retro-aquatic & Poly-pop culture entertainment. Her early performances were at revered Tiki temples such as the Hawaiian Inn -Daytona Beach & The Mai-Kai -Fort Lauderdale- leading to Don the Beachcomber,Tonga Hut, and Bali Hai on the west coast. Marina’s retro-styled sub-aquatic performances continue to be enjoyed by audiences worldwide from the Vquarium in Macau, to Las Vegas, Nevada, Palm Springs and at Tiki events ranging from The Hukilau, Mojave Oasis, Modernism Week, Mod Palm Springs, Tiki Caliente, Tiki Kon & Tiki Oasis!
On the Media circuit, Marina’s Poly pop & aquatic work has been featured in variety of publications, including Bachelor Pad Magazine, Penthouse (Whaaat? No worries-she wasn’t nude) Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Pirate’s Magazine and Tiki Magazine (both as a feature story and as Dream Wahine) to name just a few. Marina was even made into a comic book character, appearing in Jim Balent’s ‘Tarot- Witch of the Black Rose’ and ‘Tiki Zombie’. She preaches her love of all things aqua retro and Tiki in documentaries such as Duda Leite’s ‘TIKIMENTARY’ and PBS’ ‘Plastic Paradise’, even appearing in a pilot of “Building Paradise” co-starring with Crazy -Al and Bamboo Ben.
One of Marina’s greatest honors was to be one of the last women photographed by the great Pinup Photographer Bunny Yeager, in addition to being immortalized on canvas by Portrait Artist to the Burlesque Stars- Rod North.
Marina continues to do her part in helping to preserve retro-style entertainment venues, at swim history symposiums and performing underwater shows at the Yankee Clipper’s famous Wreck Bar (now B Ocean) for the last 9 years. She began training swimming apprentices in 2008, and now has a “Pod” of 10 performers-“Aquaticats”, who perform at the Wreck Bar and worldwide. A “Contemporary Zelig”, she also has gained some notoriety as a photographer as well as a founding member of taiko drum troupe, “Ronin Taiko”.
Marina is thrilled to once again wow The Hukilau crowds with this, her 10th appearance! (her debut at The Hukilau was in 2006 at Mike Jones’ Jetsetter Lounge!) Get ready Aquanauts — Lots of Aquatic thrills are in store for the Villagers of this year’s Hukilau!
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