Stonehenge. The Kremlin. A bridge in Vietnam and a former prison in Morocco. For more than 20 years, French artists Compagnie Carabosse have been putting them all to the torch. Now, these luminary alchemists will transform Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Melbourne Gardens into a dreamspace of mystery and revelation.
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.
Fire Gardens will light Melbourne up like never before.
ENJOYED FIRE GARDENS MUSIC?
The music in Fire Gardens is the creation of the Compagnie Carabosse. All musicians are company members of Compagnie Carabosse.
The solo guitarist at Dog Flat—Stef LaRose.
The duet—Sen’Kaï (Yuka Okazaki & Kham Meslien)
The solo cellist in Fern Gully—Bjort Runarsdottir
Visit Cie Carabosse website for further details including samples of their music.
Eating and drinking
The Royal Botanic Gardens precinct will be home to food trucks, a pop-up bar, the Archie Rose Cocktail Caravan and more. For a sit down dinner, try booking at Jardin Tan which is located in the precinct.
Suitable for all ages. Children over two years old require a ticket. This is a promenade event in an outdoor environment, so wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and travel light. No animals, chairs or eskies. No BYO. Food and drink stalls will be available on-site.
- Stef LaRose
- Bjort Runarsdottir
- Sen’Kaï (Yuka Okazaki & Kham Meslien)
PHOTO | Regina Marcenkiene