All elements, workshops to be on display at Imagine Nation

Published on Sunday, 22 October 2017 21:55
Written by Lorenzo Burgio


BRISTOL - A performance integrating circus skills, dance and fire spinning at the Outdoor Fire Show will compliment Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center’s Earth Elements workshops.

The fire show, which is hosted by the museum, is on the same day as the workshops. The museum’s workshops pertain to the different elements on Earth and will be organized throughout the day.

Heather Grance, marketing specialist, said the museum was “brainstorming ideas about a special event to complement our Earth Elements workshops taking place earlier in the day,” which led them to organizing the Outdoor Fire Show.

“We’ve worked with Matica Arts in the past - they put on amazing performances, and a fire show seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the earth and the fall season in one event,” Grance added.

The group integrates circus skill, thrill and dance with the elegant manipulation of flame. A performance from The Matica Circus duo will featuring fire spinning, fire jump rope, fire hula hoop, extreme unicycling and more.

“We have worked with Matica Arts on previous events. They do stilt walking for the West End Rockwell Park Summer Festival Kids Zone, and they have also performed in Imagine Nation’s Light & Reflection studio with their Wonders of Light laser light show,” Grance said.

The Outdoor Fire Show is the perfect way to kick off the weekend, Grance said, and “attendees are welcome to bring their own portable chairs to view the Fire Show, which will take place in Imagine Nation’s back parking lot.”

The event and Earth Elements workshops are slated for Oct. 27. Both are appropriate for all ages and costs $2 to enter for all above the age of 1. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the museum, located at 1 Pleasant St., on the day of the performance.

The museum’s studios close at 5:15 p.m. but at that time the museum is offering Fire Chili and Dirt Cake for dessert. They are also offering a slice of pizza and a drink for only $2, until 6 p.m.

Visit the museum online at For questions regarding the performance, call 860-314-1400 or email .

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at or at 860-973-5088.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol, General News on Sunday, 22 October 2017 21:55. Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2017 21:58.