Image of the Week, August 23 2010: Viginia Fire Dancers

Virginia Fire Dancers – Images by Kathryn Wagner
I was fortunate to attend the annual Let There Be Light event in the two years the exhibit was introduced. If you are in Charlottesville around my birthday, the twelfth of December, be sure to check out this inspiring and innovative evening of light based artworks. I was going back over some previous work and came across this set of three which I wanted to share, as I love relaxed concentration on the faces of the performers and the wonderful light provided by the fire. Wikipedia has a great article on Fire Dancing and the adventuresome one can find out how to do the basics with the DVD Poi Groove Basics – though I wold also highly reccommend taking a class as well to learn the safety techniques employed in this beautiful form of performance art.

 (Kathryn Wagner)