let the flames begin

Let The Flames Begin. lightfires has been creating bespoke images and events for over 12 years. Our effects have brought internationally acclaimed shows to audiences in their thousands and more delicate perhaps more surprising artistic uses of fire to smaller audiences. We can provide anything from a single effect to a piece of theatre, devise a whole pyro-animated performance, or craft a firework celebration to suit your needs.

Soul Of FAdo

By Nuno Silva

Sensual contemporary dance, soul bearing Portuguese fado and a flaming gondola are the main ingredients in this fire and dance spectacular infused with the steamy atmosphere of Lisbon Old Quarter.

Known for his muscular physicality and fine singing, Nuno Silva is an individual artist with a career spanning contemporary dance (Henri Oguike, Luca Silvestrini and Javier de Frutos), classical opera (Mahogany Opera, Cork Opera) and West End musicals (Cabaret, The Light Princess).

lightfires puts the fire into this romantic tale, and also into the tormenting fires of the underworld. A large fireball comes from the top of a burning gondola which moves through the performance space. As with any of our dance collaborations the pyrotechnics are choreographed as part of the whole performance.

They craved the fire that grows with passion, only to have it snatched away from them, like trying to catch smoke.
— Emma-Leigh Hayes, Appetite


Performer: Nuno Silva

Performer: Stephanie Dufresne

Performer: Matt Lackford

Choreography: Dam Van Huynh

Music: Sabbio Janiak

Gondola build: AFX


Photography: Chris Nash and Adrian Harris 


Co-commissioned by Without Walls

Winchester Hat Fair

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

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