Shapiro & Smith Dance brings Burning Air, a work about the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894, to the Holmes.
Burning Air puts us in the town of Comfort, Minnesota, on a hot summer’s night at the end of the 19th century. There is smoke and white ash in the air but there is no warning of the great fire approaching. People survive by huddling in 18 inches of water with wild animals and other living things. Burning Air is inspired by images of the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894 in Minnesota, a firestorm that had walls of flame miles high. Today wildfires are tearing through the Mid West and western U.S. and we flee this devastation as others did over 100 years ago. The text is by Obie Award-winning playwright and actor David Greenspan and the musical score is by Scott Killian.
Shapiro & Smith perform tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from the provocative to the hilarious. Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, they tell stories driven by human passion, courage and absurdity. Located in Minneapolis they have performed all over the world from New York City to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Learn more about Shapiro & Smith Dance at: https://www.shapiroandsmithdance.org/home-alt
Tickets: $15 Adult and $7.50 Students