The Crucible’s 9th Annual Fire Arts Festival
Wednesday – Saturday, July 15-18, 2009
8:00PM – 11:59PM
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! (see where)
Each July The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival celebrates creativity through fire and light with a spectacular open-air exhibition of interactive fire art, performance and the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast. The Fire Arts Festival is our major fundraising event, and proceeds benefit The Crucible’s arts education programs for youth and adults. You’ll be dwarfed by gigantic sculptures, get hands-on with interactive installations, and experience an eye-popping array of cutting edge fire sculpture and art from the all over the country. Each evening, fire performers will awe and amaze the most discerning pyrophile and you’ll be dazzled by incredible music and dance performances. It’s the must-see event of the summer.
More Bang for the Buck – Literally!
This year we will be expanding the festival in a new, larger location. Our new Oakland location is three times larger than years past, giving attendees more elbow room and us the ability to bring you more of your favorite artists. We will have more fire and light sculptures, food and merchandise vendors. In addition to our regular performances, we will feature the world premiere of Dan Cantrell’s The Rootabaga Opera
a>. Oh, and did we mention that entrance into the Fire Arts Festival will be cheaper this year too! This year ticket service fees will be included in the price of the ticket, making the total cost of entrance into the festival more affordable than last year.
Dan Cantrell’s The Rootabaga Opera
photos a courtesy of Lucent Dossier Experience
Inferno: A Fire Circus
Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2011 • 7PM
Enter into Inferno: A Fire Circus, the hottest show on Earth with main stage performances by Lucent Dossier Experience. Explore a world of flames with an amazing cast of enticing characters and creatures where seductive sirens, fallen angels, fire breathing acrobats and irresistible creatures from the underworld beckon you to join their luminous conflagration and return with them to the fiery depths.
Follow these characters in limbo as they choose between light and dark, heaven and hell. With aerial apparatuses set aflame, fiery sword balancing, men rising from the ash with their skirts ablaze, prisoners hoisted into the air, and dancing skulls singing haunting tales, one can’t help but to be pulled in…
As the night continues there will be music and dancing to DJ Mancub from the Space Cowboys. Also step right up and try your hand at one of our fiery circus games like Flaming Skee Ball, Pyro Putt, or the High Strike. And don’t miss our mesmerizing sideshows of glass blowing, sword making and fire dancing or the hypnotic sounds of our Crucible made flaming Ballyhoo Calliope. Learn more about our sideshows…
Event Amenities: There will be no in’s and out’s during the event, so please come prepared. There will be a coat check and several full service cash bars. There will not be food available. A smoking area will be provided. Directions & Parking…
Please Note: This is a standing room only event with very limited seating. This show also contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children.
Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets will be $60 for both nights at the door,
The Crucible’s Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 10AM-6PM. Online ticket sales will end at 4pm the day of the event. For questions call (510) 444-0919 x122.
Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction
Thursday, July 14, 2011 • 6PM
Please join us for The Crucible’s 6th annual Soirée and Art
The Crucible’s 12th Anniversary Benefit
The revival lasts two nights only.
Expect performances of fervor that will fan the flames within your heart
|General admission bleacher seating will be available.
Aziz Abbatiello – fiery whirling dervish
HEAT: A Fire Cabaret
Seduction’s Flash Point
July 15-17, 2010 7PM
Slip into a forgotten era when fire prohibition was in full effect and the frigid masses were forced underground to seek HEAT. Explore our speakeasy, where bootleg fire boils the blood and inflames the desires of all who enter.
Join us for an evening of drinking, dancing and illicit fire with seductive performances both on the stage and throughout the studio from the denizens of HEAT. Join us for The Crucible’s first ever Fire Cabaret.
This fantastically fiery evening will be filled with walk-through performance installations, fire sculptures, industrial art demonstrations, photo opportunities and a theatrical stage show divided into four 15-minute chapters presented over the course of the night. Guests are encouraged to dress up and walk around this sizzling interactive experience.
Hear the sultry voice of Kim Nalley, one of the world’s best jazz and blues vocalists. Behold the mesmerizing aerial artistry of Scarlett & Axelrod, witness the death defying feats of Gravity Plays Favorites and Jennings & Xiaohong, be captivated byFou Fou Ha!and feel the HEAT from a variety of other hot performers.
SMOKING HOT THEATRICAL DEMONSTRATIONS:
NOTORIOUS FIRE INSTALLATIONS:
STRIKE A POSE:
Designed and Directed by Michael Sturtz
Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction
Thursday, July 15, 6pm
Join us for The Crucible’s annual Soirée! Guests will enjoy a delicious, fire-inspired, three-course dinner and spectacular live art auction featuring exquisite works by top Bay Area artists working in
Main Stage Performers
Kim Nalley Band – vocals and live music
Scarlett & Axelrod – aerial, dance and acrobatics
Gravity Plays Favorites – pole dancing
Jennings & Xaiohong – hand to hand balancing
Tracy Piper – acrobats
Fleeky Flanco – hand balancing and contortion
Breonna Noack – contortion
Fou Fou Ha! – performance troupe extraordinaire
Theatrical Demo Performers
Alysia Hook – torch cutting burlesque
Luna Del Fuego – torch cutting burlesque
Shareese Wheeler – MIG welding strip-tease
Lauren Guajardo – fire hooping burlesque
Avi Khalsa – TIG welding contortion
Eve Adelfi – belly dancing glass flameworking with violin
Jenny Atomik – bridge crane aerial
Laura Lynn Balcerzak – mezzanine pole dance
Rose Nisker – flamenco tissue aerial
Carlos Oxford – aerial tissue
Shaina Dyani Johnson – ARC welding flash dance
Katy Pomelov – ARC welding flash dance
Delina Brooks – afro-cuban blacksmithing dance
Larry Hunt – blacksmithing bucket beats
|Recently named one of the “Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area,” Kim Nalley has an international reputation as one of world’s best jazz & blues vocalists. Known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes with a beguiling combination of sass, soul and smarts, no trip to San Francisco is complete without hearing Kim Nalley perform.
Kim Nalley, in looks and presence is often compared to Billie Holiday, but vocally she packs a 3 1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd’s interest or the intense swing. Her singing is most reminiscent of the former Basie Singers Helen Humes & Joe Williams with a dash of Dinah Washington and occasional nods to Ella, Sarah and Nina Simone.
|Kate Scarlett and Chloe Axelrod combine imagination, creativity, and skill, to perform a mesmerizing duet on the aerial hoop. Spinning and raised high aloft, their movements take them through a graceful choreography of sculptural beauty. Their performance is a dance of precision and seemingly effortless strength which captivates and delights those who observe.
|St. Louis socialites Katrina Dohl (aka Katrina the Red or Kate the Great) and Michelle Mynx (aka Michelle Gravity) have been flying high across the nation as