The Crucible presents their 7th annual Fire Arts Festival July 11-14 in Oakland, featuring this year’s centerpiece performance, The Fire Odyssey.
From July 11 to 14, The Crucibleâ€™s Seventh Annual Fire Arts Festival will once again amaze and astound visitors with a spectacular open-air exhibition of fire performance, fire sculpture, and interactive fire art. In addition to blazing sculpture, art, and performance, The Crucibleâ€™s annual celebration of creation through fire and light will include the Fire Odyssey, a modernized interpretation of Homerâ€™s epic poem. This remarkable theatrical production blends industrial fire theatre with ballet, opera, aerial dance, and other performance styles and takes place on a stage that incorporates the Greek gods, personified as 35-foot-tall welded sculptures that interact with human performers. The Fire Odyssey will be the centerpiece of The Crucibleâ€™s Fire Arts Festival, with performances each evening of the festival. Each performance of the Fire Odyssey will feature a different set of opening and closing acts by musicians, performers, and theatrical groups making use of fire, giving a different flavor to each eveningâ€™s entertainment.
Here are photos of last year’s festival by Thomas Hawk.