In ancient and modern cosmologies alike, fire is often regarded as both a creative and destructive force. Aside of the aesthetics of fire art there is something compelling about taming this primal, chaotic and unpredictable force of nature. Some fire artists work through amazing fire-breathing metal sculptures, others twist and twirl fire around their very bodies.
Once a relatively obscure native art or circus act, fire dancing has become a form of artistic expression taken to new aesthetic heights in recent decades by professionals around the world. From theatrical to erotic, ritual to comedic, fire dancers now span the spectrum and perform in all kinds of contexts. For larger images, more links and additional information click the thumbnails below: