For four nights in October 2018, the Royal Botanical Gardens was transformed in to Fire Gardens, a magnificent piece created by French Artists, Compagnie Carabosse.
As we walked through the Fire Gardens, the feeling that we had stepped in an otherworldly place hit me. Entrancing and intriguing music wafted through the darkness of the night, calling us to continue venturing deeper in to the heart of the gardens. The cold and darkness of the night contrasted heavily against the bright and burning flames, dancing along to the soft hums of the Fire Garden guests.
With only flames to light our pathway, the gardens felt endless. As our feet followed the beats of the musicians, we lost all bearings and found ourselves deep within the heart of the Fire Garden. This night felt so surreal and can only describe it as if we were stepping in to an otherworldly space, with an almost cult-like atmosphere.
This was really a fantastic transformation of the Royal Botanical Gardens by the Compagnie Carabosse – I forgot I was still in Melbourne, and felt transported in another world and time.
Fire is so fickle; beautiful and warm, but yet unwieldy and destructive.