lluminated by Fire – Creswick is a spectacular show of light and fire that focuses on the places we care about and the role of fire within them. A 30 minute theatre piece that features smoke, shadow and illusion, this performance provoked discussion about living sustainably in one of the most bushfire-prone regions of the world. As darkness closed in, we saw a spectacular glimpse through an ecological lens of a species adapting to the landscape.
The work of local artists Ken Evans and Rebecca Russell, this project engaged with fire ecologists from the Melbourne University School of Forestry, Creswick, and launched there on Friday October 15 at 8.00pm. It was also part of the grand opening of The University of Melbourne’s Centenary of Forestry Education Celebration.
This stunning work was also presented to large audiences on the River Terrace at Fed Square in Melbourne over three clear nights in June/July 2011. See the program here: Creswick program
The Creswick project has been supported locally by Hepburn Shire Council.
Ken Evans is a veteran designer, puppeteer and image maker for visual theatre. Ken was co-founder and Artistic Director for internationally acclaimed company Handspan, designing over 40 touring works for children and adult audiences, including the UNESCO Awarded Picassos Four Little Girls.
Rebecca Russell is a director and devisor of new visual and physical theatre works. In 2003 Rebecca co-founded the visual and physical theatre company Spin Sisters, producing critically acclaimed seasons of work between 2003 and 2005.
Ken and Rebecca recently moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria, now operating from fabulous studios in Clunes surrounded by picturesque countryside steeped in history and new sources of inspiration.