The Sacred Fire
A magical valley surrounded by mountains is the shelter of ´The Sacred Fire´. The wisest man of the community has been given the role to keep the village fire alive. The fire is the keeper of life, keeping the people of the valley´s heart burning with joy for the dawn sun and for the winds which bring change and growth. The wise man guides the people in the valley in a gathering every full moon. The gathering helps the valley people to breath in the next stage of life and knowledge and to keep the magical world alive.
Created, Directed and Performed: Araceli Cabrera
Puppets and Sets Designed & Made by Araceli Cabrera
Fire Mechanism: Kyle Hirani.
Soundtrack edition: Richard Edaem
Technique: Table-top puppets, objects and shadow puppetry
Photography: Araceli Cabrera
Recording Video: Nic Ferris
Content Editor: Jude Hutchen www.judehutchen.co.uk
Duration: 25 minutes
Language: No Text
For all audiences
Premiered: FEAST Festival. Malvern, England 2018
Sponsor: Miquel Mestre
Special Thanks: Dik Downey, Vicky Andrews, Pickled Image Company, Hanna Habermann.
The Show is 25 minutes long.
Get - in time 2 hours with Tech
Get –out 1 hrs
The show is performed on a set which comprises of three tabletops. It needs 4 meters x 4 meters area to be performed.
Outdoor I would need a performance area which is quiet and sheltered, and some kind of seating for the audience to make it like an intimate theatre space.
Two hooks on the ceiling or wall to hang a frame drum which is playing as a Moon in the show.
Showing of work in progress at Puppet Place Studio, Bristol.
Moving Object Group collective Art exhibition at PRSC, Bristol, presentation of the set of ´The Sacred Fire´ puppet show
Premier ´The Sacred Fire´ puppet show at FEAST Festival, Malvern.