Fires on Top of Mountains

Fires on Top of Mountains

- April 14, 2018

Fires on Top of Mountains (FOTOM) is a multi-art form community arts activation that celebrates and showcases the culture, unique identity and stories of the Scenic Rim leading up to and during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

1 April 2018 (Easter Sunday) - Queen's Baton Relay
1 April 2018 (Easter Sunday) - Tamborine Mountain Shared Fire Event
2 April 2018 - Beaudesert Shared Fire Event
3 April 2018 - Boonah Shared Fire Event
14 April 2018 - Fire on Water Event, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

FOTOM Projects to be held over a 12 month period leading up to the Commonwealth Games include;

  • First Nation Shared Fire Project- Indigenous dance, storytelling and ceremony development
  • Shared Fire Community Story Project- Includes the development of a Peoples Orchestra and four narrative stories through consultation and collaborations across the region
  • Queens Baton Relay celebrations on Tamborine Mountain
  • Shared Fire Community Celebrations- culmination of the Shared Fire Community Story Project includes performances at Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert and Boonah.
  • IN Cabaret- an incubator program to develop skills and experience for emerging performers who will perform at Fire on Top of Mountains events
  • Fire and light works- Ephemeral and sculptural works developed through Artists in Residence and through community arts projects to activate all performances and celebrations
  • Shared Fire Beacon Project- the creation of sculptural fire cauldrons by local artisans for use during the program that will later be installed as permanent public art works across the region
  • Word on the Street: an anthology of stories about the Scenic Rim. A project to develop emerging writers who are mentored by the Queensland Writers Centre to capture stories about our place
  • Cultural Centre Programming - school holiday workshops, exhibitions and events that develop and encourage engagement with Fires on Top of Mountains program
  • Fire on Water Finale will be staged on and around the billabongs at the Ramada resort Kooralbyn Valley, and will bring together all events from the Fires on Top of Mountains program
  • Fires on top of Mountains WORKSHOPS 2017 - Part incubator, part skill development opportunity for new and emerging performers, it includes the elements of vocal training, stage presence, stage craft, an introduction to stage makeup, working with an audience and peer critique. The program is being offered to emerging and aspiring creative around the Scenic Rim through and Expression of Interest process, and participants have the opportunity to perform at the Fires on top of Mountains events during April 2018.

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