Things on Fire

What started as a study in improvisational movement performance became playing with fire, the foolish attempt to master an element which is inherently beautiful and threatening. Wrapped in the sound, heat, and light of swirling flame, zen and chaos combine for a very intimate performance often held in an unsuspecting venue: on a deserted street, in an empty parking lot, underneath a commuter bridge, etc.

The fire-fascinated subculture is comprised of academics, tradesmen, performers, introverts, youth, homeless community, and the privileged alike. Reception of fire-arts varies from appreciated as highly skilled performance art to disdained as "common" street art.

Whether solo or gathering with other fire performers for a show of how skillfully we can tease combustion, the exhibit is not only in the performance, but in the atmosphere, and also in my pleasure.

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