Prepare to be spellbound this March when Adelaide Botanic Garden will be seen like never before. Usually closed at night, the Garden will be transformed into a mesmerising wonderland by French artistic collective, Cie Carabosse, as thousands of handcrafted giant candles sparkle throughout the botanical landscape.
Presented in collaboration with the Adelaide Festival, the event will be a feast for the senses with flickering sculptures, dancing flames and a brilliant soundtrack to accompany you on your journey.
French artistic collective Compagnie Carabosse are renowned for their spellbinding illuminations of public sites all over the world, from Stonehenge in England to Moscow’s Kremlin Square, from Hue Bridge in Vietnam to Pont du Gard in the south of France. For the last 20 years, Compagnie Carabosse has transformed these extraordinary landscapes into mesmerising wonderlands of firelight, kinetic sculptures and live music. Their show at the 2018 Melbourne Festival sold out weeks prior and attracted over 30,000 visitors with a waiting list almost as long. Now it’s Adelaide’s turn.
Over four magical nights the city’s Botanic Garden, already a charmed space once the sun has set, will become a dreamspace of mystery and revelation fashioned from thousands of individual flames.
Carabosse paint with the palette of fire – its colour, warmth, sound and scent; the stuff of our dreams and rituals for millennia. Their luminary alchemists create site-specific sculptured landscapes from nearly 7000 handcrafted giant candles. Strolling through them is a feast for the senses: mammoth spheres of leaping flames, sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns that cause shadows to play and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as the garden itself. Making your way through this dense and wondrous garden is both a personal journey full of surprises and a shared experience of elemental forces in full effect.
Come and wander the Adelaide Botanic Garden in the firelight this March.
“Fire Gardens delivers a primal experience, a respectful celebration of the beauty and power of the elements: there is fire of course, but also air and water. It’s a truly beautiful sight to behold this holy trinity.” – Arts Hub
AAMI Lucky Club Members Members get access to Fire Gardens tickets for only $20! More info here: https://www.aami.com.au/rewards-benefits/luckyclub.html
Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 March 2020.