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May 2, 2009

Fire in The Sky-a very productive rehearsal

Filed under: african drumming, circus skills, Community — alltheskills @ 9:28 pm

15th October 2008

Fire in The Sky structure and theme decided. African tribal theme to fit with the music showing the different stages of life and the different roles of men and women in an African tribe.

The piece begins with a highly choreographed, regimented section to set a tribal theme with much of the movements happening in unison to suggest tribal unity.

This is followed by a section representing childhood which is high energy and fast paced with lots of spontaneous improvised movement.

Ladies of the village- a graceful, slow section using the fire fingers

Hunters/Warriors-this section performed by the male performers from Kaotik Arts. Double staff and section ends with Chris Surfleet juggling 3 fire staffs.

Battle scene between two tribes where those who are killed ascend to the gods.

The gods may be on stilts and we may use some simple acro moves to show the dead rising up to be with the gods.


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