Cooper Street and Abbott Square will be glowing with fire dancing, flaming fire art sculptures, radiating music and dancing in the streets. Local fire artists will show their latest burning man creations of fire art that will ignite into musical flames, burning branches and fire cannonades.
Here are just a few of the best experiences to expect:
Merope II with The Flaming Lotus Girls is a 13 foot, seven pointed star made of stainless steel, representing the faintest of the seven stars in the constellation Pleiades. Each point of the star is made of stainless steel sheet metal with intricate patterns cut into it. Her seven points and center emit powerful flames in irregular patterns, which attracts our attention when seen in the distance. When we get closer, we find a Flaming Lotus Girl holding a magic box. This box invites visitors to push buttons activating Merope’s seven shooting poofers individually, in patterns, or all at once. The star is illuminated inside and above with sparkling and shimmering fire effects.
Theretiz with David Faulkner is a flame throwing theremin that you can play. Its ten flame poofers are controlled by a theremin that plays sounds such as a flute, violin, or drums, and triggers the flames.
Sublime Contact Juggling with Richard Hartnell. Richard is among the most distinguished American contact jugglers and will juggle with flames tonight. He tours world wide and lives right here in Santa Cruz.
Look for many, many more artists on the GLOW: Fire Night page here.