Fire is the very heart and essence of life. For it is phenomena rather than substance, one that is revealed, seen and touched in ways of risk and ritual. What is the Fire Conclave? The Fire Conclave is a composition of select fire performance groups from around the world who create choreography dedicated to honoring the Man. Their performances forge a temporary community, as they offer fire art as a gift in service to “the Man”. Under the night sky, before the release of the Man in pyrotechnic delight, fire performers and support staff gather at one time — and here, more fire energy is expressed and let loose than anywhere else in the world. This ceremonial fire activity encompasses the spirit as well as the body and mind. The gathering of people dancing and drumming around a fire goes back to the beginning of the big burn and beyond — it is the original, essential form of dance that crystallizes community. By summoning the power of the flame to flow through us, it strengthens and transforms our spirit.
Conclave/Effigy Perimeter are responsible for the safety of all performers and the watching audience. Fire can be mesmerizing and dangerous. You will be the front line of safety
7:00pm - 12:00am EDT
|| Jolly hope Dupuy