Just a quick view of a short practice of Fire Dancers, earlier this evening, shown below, thanks to Fauve Aeon. Radical Ritual opens Saturday! The spires are out on the playa, the procession route is set, our schedule is also set. We will do processions twice daily starting with an 10:00am SLT (US Pacific) walk-on to open the event on Saturday the 21st of October. Join us if you can!
…for this lovely video of the Fire Dancers just before the Temple Burn last Sunday.
We are called to perform the last four processions of this festival, today the 22nd of October, and tomorrow the 23rd of October.
Please arrive 30 minutes before each scheduled procession time.
10:30am SLT for the 11:00am procession followed by the 12:00pm Burn
4:30pm SLT for the 5:00pm procession followed by the 6:00pm Burn
Fire Dancers, be ready to perform upon arrival at the Man (Saturday) and Temple (Sunday)
I have some information to give about our schedule with processions on the two Burn days. We will follow abbreviated procession routes on Saturday and Sunday, details will be in a group notice sent out Thursday night.
At both the Man and Temple Burns, Lamplighters will be in attendance to lead the community to dance after the Burns. The Man will Burn on Saturday the 22nd of October at 12pm and 6pm SLT; the Temple will Burn on Sunday the 23rd of October. Lamplighters, especially Fire Dancers, are asked to be at the Lamplighters Village by 10:30am SLT and 4:30pm SLT to get ready for the processions.
In closing I leave this link with you, a beautiful thing to ponder as we look ahead to the Temple Burn and closing of Da Vinci’s Workshop, “DEAR GUARDIANS – A Burning Man Short Film”, created and uploaded by Ian MacKenzie.
Our Press Day event was such fun! We did a ride-on with Lucy which was hilarious. Quite a feisty old girl is our Lucy!
We drove all around the playa even through fire (!) and passed up all sorts of slow moving mutant vehicles along the way.
We’re looking ahead to tomorrow and beyond – and we want you to know our procession schedule, so here it is. All times are SLT.
SATURDAY October 15: 10:00am and 6:00pm
SUNDAY October 16-Friday October 21: 12:00pm and 6:00pm
SATURDAY October 22: 11:00am and 5:00pm (Man Burn after Procession and Fire Dancers)
SUNDAY October 23: 11:00am and 5:00pm (Temple Burn after Procession and Fire Dancers)
There’s lots going on, much music and merriment – check https://burn2.org, see the calendar and artist build information. But nothing beats being there!
BURN ON with us!
At our last meeting, we talked about bringing back the Fire Dancers. One of our Elders, Ladyslipper Constantine, will lead this new sub-group of the virtual Lamplighters. This is an exciting more forward to bring a little bit more of Burning Man into BURN2.
While Fire Conclave and the Fire Dancers at Burning Man are comprised of several different groups of enthusiastic Burners, we are starting with a sub-group within the virtual Lamplighters, because since our formation we have always had the Fire Dancer role available; it was a vision to bring the Fire Dancers into the virtual setting and see how it grows.
If you are a member of the virtual Lamplighters group, you can contact Ladyslipper Constantine. If you have been a Fire Dancer at Burning Man and would like to add your spark to this endeavour, you will need to join the virtual Lamplighters group in Second Life, then contact Ladyslipper Constantine.
And, if you have never been in Second Life, but you have Fire Danced at Burning Man and would like to do so with the virtual Fire Dancers, you are most welcome to do so! Be sure to contact us and let us know – we will help you to create a Second Life account and find your way to the virtual Playa to join us.