When: Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 March, 2020
Times: Choose from four sessions on each day: 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm
Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden - entrance from North Terrace gate only
Duration: Allow one hour
Cost: General admission $29, Friends of the Adelaide Festival $25. Children two years and under are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.
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, Adelaide Botanic Garden will become a dreamspace of mystery and revelation fashioned from thousands of individual flames.
Experience unique kinetic sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns that cause shadows to play and a soundtrack 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
Presented by the Adelaide Festival and Arts Project Australia in association with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.
Event Safety Statement
The safety of patrons and staff is the highest priority when planning Adelaide Festival - in particular fire safety is taken very seriously. Fire Gardens is a highly controlled event happening in consultation with the emergency services. Every precaution is being taken and onsite safety officers will be at each performance in our beautiful Botanic Garden.
As in all large Adelaide Festival events, qualified first-aid personnel will also be onsite.
Fire Gardens is supported by the MFS.
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