Burning sensations begun with Mahony Keily, who I met through Neil Cameron Productions.
She gathered together 4 woman, each with their bag of skills, and together we created “Burning Sensations. In common we had a training with John Bolton Theatre school, worked with Neil Cameron, a shared a passion for engaging community, a station wagon and an ability to drive long distances.
From 1996 – till about 2005 We created outdoor ritual theatre, parades and celebrations
We used the elements of puppetry, lanterns, movement, music, song and fire to create an event in response to the community we were in.
I started on the North Richmond Moon Lantern Festival with Mahony as an apprentice, and by 2005 I was Directing and facilitating some of the projects.
I continue to do this work, but not under the umbrella of “Burning Sensations” I find myself still reating parades and in classrooms of children making lanterns.
Burning Sensations…. an abbreviated history
2005 Two Fires Festival ,
2004 La Festa
1996 – 2003 Yarra Moon Lantern Festival
North Richmond, Melbourne
2003 River Story
2003/2002 Warburton Winterfest Opening,
2002/2001 Apollo Bay Music Festival Opening Parade, Apollo Bay, Victoria
1999/98/97 Horsham “Art is….”Festival, Horsham, Victoria