LOOK INTO THE FLAMES
BE SWEPT UP BY THE FIRE
WE'LL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY
TO RELEASE YOUR DEEP FEARS
And realize your deepest desire
Let go of the old
Let the fire cleanse your soul
become who you were meant to be.
This performance is presented in two different ways:
The Phoenix Fire Puppet is set up as an interactive art installation at the beginning of the festival. Our audience is invited to express on paper their fears, troubles and things that they would like to transform in their own life. It is only through recognizing something that you can change it. The message is then tied to the wire body of the phoenix.
During the stage performance, dancers take the audience on a journey into a fiery realm. A story about death and rebirth is told using different burning props and movement elements like dance, physical theatre and puppetry. During the performance, the phoenix will be lit and the burning of the paper symbolizes that whatever was written there has now been sterilized and made clean. A piece of the bird, its head and its tale, keeps burning to symbolize expression, passion, inspired living and calling. The meaning for this performance is to bring people together and bring them into the present moment.