LUNAR FIRE, based in Denver, Colorado, takes audiences to new heights with spectacular dance and musical performances. Pre-Columbian flutes, multilingual vocalists, powerful drummers and a wide range of bass and guitar styles tell stories reflected in dance. Aerialists fly, drop from the sky, crawl into a cocoon and emerge a warrior, a nature spirit, an animal guide. Multiple dancers meld into one multi armed being, circle, battle and burn fire in the form of dreamcatchers, antlers, machetes, staff, torches, ropes, multi poi, fans, fireflies and other surprises. Paintings come to life mysteriously hovering in the air. These mystic images by visionary painters MARTINA HOFFMANN, ROBERT VENOSA, STEVON LUCERO and ADAM FU twist and bend under the movement of dance, a very enchanting and psychedelic visual effect.
LUNAR FIRE COLLECTIVE co-creations involve a multimedia trans-cultural musical spectacle whose aim is to inspire, connect and empower people to create positive change in the world. With a dynamic blend of the arts, Lunar Fire enacts the tales of the ancestors bridging the past and present while foretelling a future in which humankind reaches its fullest potential. In 2012, The Lunar Fire Collective begins production on CORAZON DEL VENADO, a DVD and a live touring spectacle, of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit arts, arts education and sustainability projects by women and indigenous people across the globe.
World class musicians glide smoothly from structured song to improv exploring latin hip-hop, tribal drumming, gypsy rock and epic psychedelic trance jams. Performers glow in handmade indigenous and recycled fabrics from around the world, reconstructed by dancer and designer AKAYATE of Root Structure to embody a visual symbol of solidarity for the uniting of the tribes. Magic and myth-makers ARTSMYTHS create by hand ethereal masks, crowns, as well as elaborate and unique costuming.The theatrical dancers of Lunar Fire build all their own props from fabrics to fire including unique design by MaQi of Syrius Fire. Lunar Fire graphic design by Modo Rodo features inspiring artwork in posters, at shows and on the web. Inspired by personal voyages leading to direct encounters with global music and dance, performances by Lunar Fire pay homage to the ancestors and future generations of urban and ethnic cultures worldwide.
Originating in 2002 as “Fuego Lunar” on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, multiple members of Lunar Fire have toured over a decade together in various projects (INTI, Lil Sum’n Sum’n, Dub’l Dragon, Future Simple Project, Miraja, Kan’Nal, GSP, LYNX) at hundreds of festivals (Burning Man, OCF, Faerieworlds, Symbiosis, Envision Costa Rica, High Sierra, SF Sea of Dreams, Lightening in a Bottle, Tribal Stomp, Tribal Visions, Dreamtime) from eco communities to underground warehouse parties across the U.S. and deep into the jungles of Hawaii, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central America.