Virtual Artist Talk: Lighting A Path With Lara Hopwood
Please join us Friday, May 8, for our latest virtual artist talk. We’ll be sitting down with Crucible faculty member, Lara Hopwood, of our Fire and Performance Department. Lara has been leading fire performance classes at The Crucible and inspiring audiences around the Bay Area with her flaming performances for over a decade.
This event is part of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future talks!
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Meet The Artist:
Hopwood began her fire performance career when she took her first class at The Crucible in January 2008. She’d previously been trained in color guard making her transition to fire performance a natural next step. Since then, she’s become an integral part of the Fire and Performance faculty, serving as department head from 2009-2017, teaching dozens of sessions of Art of Fire Dancing I (Poi) over the years, and regularly performing at Crucible Open Houses and other public events.
Outside The Crucible, Hopwood has experience performing in independent productions and private parties. She was a fire performer in the 2009 Burning Man Fire Conclave and was featured in Intrinsic Self, an award-winning documentary about fire performance art created for the Seven Day Film Festival. Hopwood also performed with fellow Crucible faculty and community members at Oakland Museum’s Burning Man Block Party last fall as part of their No Spectators: The Art Of Burning Man exhibition.
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