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.
BURN2’s annual Big Burn themed “Da Vinci’s Workshop” is set to open with the Lamplighters leading a procession onto the playa at 10:00am SLT. We will welcome everyone to the event and follow a route around the playa, from the Welcome Area and ending at the Lamplighters Village. This will also be the first of the twice-daily processions the Lamplighters will lead; however all other processions will start from the Lamplighters Village.
The Lamplighters procession schedule will be daily at 12:00pm SLT and 6:00pm SLT (except for Saturday the 15th, when we start at 10am instead of 12pm) from the 15th through the 21st of October. The 22nd and 23rd are Burn days, and for those our processions will be at 11am and 5pm – we’ll be treated to performances by the Fire Dancers at each of those, just before the Burns.
So that’s our schedule. Lucy our trusty truck will be with us, taking us around the playa on Press Day, and she will be parked near the Village throughout the week of the Burn. All Lamplighters are urged, invited, delightedly coaxed to come and join us at any or all of our processions. The more the merrier, with a few surprises thrown in!
Now, about Press Day – that is Friday, the 14th of October! Lamplighters, we have Lucy to drive us onto the playa and welcome the press onto the Playa. There are two Press Day sessions when the playa will be open to press. We want you there! Come in your robes at just before 12:00pm SLT, or just before 7:00pm SLT, to join us in the ride-on. Our trusty old girl Lucy is ready to take onto the playa and on to the Village!
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.