Meet the Woman Who Brought Fire Dancing to Burning Man

Graham Berry wrote this deep profile of Burning Man founder Crimson Rose and the origins of fire art and performance in Black Rock City:

“Often hailed as ‘the godmother of fire arts’ (she was the first-ever fire dancer on the playa), Crimson reviews conclave auditions with a panel of legends to select the crème de la crème for the ceremony. Year after year, fire performers strive just to be a part of her continued legacy by pouring their souls into their Burning Man performances so the tradition is passed with grace on to the next generation.”

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(Photo by Steve Fritz)

Burning Nest: 3rd UK Regional Burn

Simon writes:

“Burning Nest, the UK Regional Burn, just celebrated its 3rd year at the end of May. It took place again in the Welsh valleys, near Port Talbot from May 21-26. People seriously upped their game this year and we saw a huge variety of creativity, art, music, workshops, fun, silliness, love and some genuinely moving Burns. We even had our own ‘Esplanade’ with a row of wonderfully varied theme cabins along the river running through the site.

If you want a glimpse of the fun had, here’s the video we shot of many of the participants. (Warning: video contains ads because it uses copyrighted music.)

Hope to see you there next year!”