Fire Circus at the Crucible: The hottest show in Oakland

West Oakland’s Crucible studio is bringing the heat this weekend with fire performances by the L.A. circus troupe Lucent Dossier.

This is the first time the Crucible, an Oakland industrial and fine art educational studio, is collaborating with the 26-member Lucent Dossier troupe to put on this three-act performance. Throughout the evening, fire dancing, glass blowing and a blazing skee ball game will entertain the audience members in between set breaks.

The  intimate performance of fire, art and acrobatic feats called “INFERNO: A Fire Circus” is designed to make the audience feel like they are part of the show. “One of my goals is to make the audience feel like they are really surrounded and in the inferno,” said the Crucible’s executive director, Steven Yong. He and his team of fire architects at the Crucible erected the stage and created 14 fire cannons that blast flames from every corner of the large warehouse-sized room.

Click on the “play” button above to listen to members of the troupe talk about the upcoming performance and see photos of Wednesday night’s rehearsal.

Both Friday and Saturday’s show start at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are on sale at their website. The price is $50 for Friday night and $55 for Saturday night. Tickets purchased at the event are $60 and discounts are available for Crucible members.


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