Arts on Fire X Performers
The evening of festivities will begin with performances
by Asia and her Arabesque troupe of dancers. Asia brings a
diverse background and many years of study in Mid Eastern
choreographies, including folkloric and fantasy pieces based on
mythology. Arabesque features over fifteen dancers wearing
ornate costumes performing a variety of beautiful and unusual
As dusk falls, the Del Fuego
Dance Troupe will take the stage. Del Fuego is a coastside
troupe of dancers who create powerful performances with fire in
motion, fusing tribal belly dance with the ancient art of poi.
Still practiced by the Mouri people, poi is a twirling, spinning
dance of fire. Del Fuego adds fire-tipped fingers and fire
belts, dancing in the dark to deep groove drums. The fusion of
ethnic dance and their skill at spinning fire is mesmerizing.
The reception will also feature
live music by Vivace - an eclectic mix of classical and
Brazilian works as well as jazz favorites by the musical duo of
Rob Hughes of Pacifica on flute and saxophone, and Michael
Schillaci of San Francisco on acoustic and steel string guitars.
Arts on Fire X - Pins & Tattoos
In honor of our 10th anniversary the Sanchez Art
Center is offering a limited edition Arts on
Fire Pin. The flaming heart image, representing
the passion and vibrancy of the arts, has been
forged into a 2" enamel cloisonne pin. There are
only 100 of these beautiful pins available. In
addition, the art center will have a fun Tattoo
Parlor Booth at Arts on Fire reception. For only
a dollar you can get a rub-on tattoo of this
flaming heart image.
As you walk in the door to Arts on Fire look for
attendants who will be making a special,
one-time offer. The first 100 people who make a
donation in support of the Sanchez Art Center
for $20 or more will receive an 18" poster of
the Sanchez Art Center Mural, an Arts on Fire
Pin, and 4 tattoos all rolled up and tied with a
ribbon. These commemorative Arts on Fire pins
promise to go quickly, so
get 'em while they're hot.