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Firelight: Dance+Music+Storytelling

February 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm

Performances By:

Parmida Ziaei

Zara Martina Lopez


Natasha Lumba

FIRELIGHT: dance + music + storytelling is a monthly performance event presented by Velocity Dance Center in partnership with Cafe Racer. Artists of different backgrounds will come together to experiment, transform and light up the night with new performance offerings and collaborations. FIRELIGHT channels the power of fire to bring people together, create new possibilities and destroy what no longer serves us.

FIRELIGHT features a rotating group of artists coming together for this recurring event to experiment and connect across all disciplines of performance. FIRELIGHT is the brainchild of Velocity’s Artistic Director Fox Whitney and will be part of an ongoing Velocity residency at Cafe Racer happening every third Wednesday of the month. FIRELIGHT features an all QTBIPOC curatorial team and is inspired by another Velocity program: NIGHTLIGHT: full moon performance + dance party event curated by artists Fox and Moonyeka. For FIRELIGHT, Fox plans to continue encouraging collaborations across disciplines a la NIGHTLIGHT while expanding the roster of QTBIPOC artists participating as curators and organizers over the course of the residency.

Each FIRELIGHT is curated by the featured dance/movement artist for that month’s event. The hope is that over the course of the residency at Cafe Racer, QTBIPOC artists that participate in the event will become a part of a network that can ask each other to collaborate on curation for future iterations of FIRELIGHT or other events they’d like to collaborate on organizing together.


February 15, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cafe Racer