Autumn 2011: In Europe there is the burning of the witches in spring to clean the negativity of winter and to be reborn with fire, but I remember growing up in the U.S. and when Autumn came, there was the ritual of raking leaves into several big piles, putting the leaves together and having one big fire. I loved the smell of burning leaves. I also love the colours of leaves and the rituals of October leading up to Halloween when the spirits are let loose with mask or without. It is not politically correct I guess to burn leaves now, but I think it is better maybe to burn huge wooden men and for women to dance with fire. Please click on highlighted words below for further information or to see videos.
This is Icelandic artist and art provocateur þórarinn ingi jónsson lighting up his wooden man sculpture at an outdoor exhibit in Prague. He is presently doing his studies and doing his work in Prague after art provoking in Toronto and Iceland. He knows how to burn a good wooden man! þórarinn ingi jónsson in Prague infoBelow are fire performers Michaela Hradecka and Linda Mikolášková performing. Tereza Georgievová and Linda Mikolášková founded the Amantis Fire Theatre in Prague 2010. At the present time, the group consist of 8 performers – professional actors, jugglers, artists and musicians whose mutual goal is to create performances where the new circus techniques, fire art and acrobatics are combined with a very strong components of visual art, custom live music resulting in the dramatic-theatrical rendition of the story. Great emphasis is based on the stage make-up and body painting, which enhances the overall atmosphere and illusion of the show. A fun Amantis Fire Theatre video.
They are particularly know for the cyberpunk performance KO.MIX.X1 which is inspired by a comics illustrated by Kaja Saudek and written by Miloš Macourek Muriel & Angels and Muriel & Orange death. The story is full of wings, fire, light, love and hate draws you into the world of comics. Physical Theatre in fusion with the elements of fire show, new circus, acrobatics, giant fire ropes and chains, high feet and hand stilts, juggling pyramid and cube manipulation, flaming hoops and claws in impressive choreography and in conjunction with live music.