Brighton Festival draws to a close and the highlight this year was the Festival Fringe's Relight My Fire,a transgenerational extravaganza from CircusSeen and Poi Passion troupe. On a warm summer Sunday evening the show began with a joyous performance by the children of Worthing's very own circus school (including my seven year old daughter and her brilliant friends). They treated us to a choreographed routine showcasing their talents in hula hooping, tight rope walking, poi spinning, juggling, staff twirling and even unicycling. The audience was delighted and I beamed with pride. The success of the show was testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved - the CircusSeen team are truly inspirational!
As the sun went down Poi Passion's dazzling fire spectacular began. The crowd was thrilled by their skill and ease in dancing with flaming fiery hula hoops, spinning burning poi, and their energetic routines using fire fans and flaring staffs. The finale saw the dancers stepping out into a wall of fire. I have never seen anything like it and neither had my 72-year-old mum! Everyone should try to get to see them at least once. They gave us a show of blazing brilliance.