Fire

July 2018

 

‘Fire’ is the third Elements piece, part of a series which explores our relationship with the planet. This piece introduces the concept of ‘Fire’ and debuted at the World of Dance Championships in Pasedena, Los Angeles. Journeying from ‘the fear’, to being consumed by the fire, and finally rising from the ashes in a defiant act of rebirth, this piece explores the many faces of the element; skillfully taking us beyond ourselves in the process and transcending the series toward the sublime.

Part of a body of work conceptually based on the philosophical elements. Each piece explores the nature of our relationship with the planet, as both the physical manifestation of inner turmoil and the environment around us that forces us to change and is a mirror to our actions when confronted with challenges. ‘Water’ comes first:

Water, change, submergence

Earth, emergence, formation, civilisation, violence, consequence

Fire, chaos, entropy, sacrifice, redemption, retribution, victory

– Air, relief, rebirth, celebration, contentment

Wide view

 

 

Front row view

 

 

Music and choreography credit

 

Prequell ‘Part XV’
Main Choreography By Asha Verma, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Mike Igbins And Shirley Ahura (With Additional Input From The Rest Of The Team)

 

Dancers

Amona Venice, Amz Mansaray, Asha Verma, Brittney Wallace, Dee Gyasi-Sonukan, Dorine Mwesiga, Elisa Bei, Imani Clovis, Jade Adesola, Jesse Erhabor, Jessica Owens, Laura Harrison, Mike Igbins, Pav Rai, Sagar Shah, Sean Perkins, Shirley Ahura, Temica Thompson