Fire is a solo dance/aerial circus show about my dad. The show is based around stories from my dad’s experience as a fire fighter. It’s about my relationship with my dad. It’s about me. This show is about fire. This show is about memories. This show is about trauma. This show is an homage to all the firefighters out there. And to all those who have lost something or someone to fire.
Fire works with all new invented apparatuses – a turn out coat on a pipe, a rope loop and an aerial ladder. Dance, aerial circus, video, music and story telling come together to light this fire.
Thank you to the generous support of CCAFT (Contemporary Circus Arts Festival Toronto) and the Toronto Arts Council
Choreographer and performer: Holly Treddenick
Directed by: Monica Dottor
Dramaturge: Soraya Peerbaye
Apparatus Design: Upstage Fabrication Inc.
Video by: Renee Lear
Showing Footage: Gein Wong
Photo credit: Lori Ryerson