The Story of Fire

Dance / Pj's Quad

The Story of Fire is an enchanting family-friendly show that will mesmerise the audience, gifting them with inspiration, hope and joy.

A one-woman show that begins with a song: a song to awaken the original fire. By rubbing hard wood on soft wood, an ember is created. Blown into life, we remember the way our ancestors used to call the flame into being. And so the dance can unfold as a beautiful and reverent act of love. Theatre meets Circus, Entertainment meets Art, Grace meets Primal, and Language meets Heart.

This show is free for children under the age of 12.


Selah Joy


With a rich and diverse background in the performance arts, Selah loves what she does. Originally trained as a classical dancer (RAD Advanced 2 – Distinction), Selah has since devoted her time to contemporary dance, the circus arts (fire and flowarts, basic acrobatics and aerial silks), yoga, butoh and improvisation theatre. Performing since the age of 8, she feels comfortable to be witnessed in her expression and is grateful to have had the experience of giving shows across South Africa, and internationally in Holland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Namibia, Mauritius, Seychelles and the Azores. Highlight performances include TedX CT; Baxter Dance Festival; Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees; Boom Festival; Afrikaburn and the European Juggling Convention.

Selah is fascinated by the idea of being a channel for Nature and the unseen forces of Being. She carries within her art the intention of radiance, wholeness and healing, to bring together diversity through equality. Her desire is to continue collaborating with artists who share their love through their expression in a way that supports the evolution of this Earth and Humanity. Selah is passionate about embodiment; curious about the alchemical union of the physical and the unseen; inspired by nature; receptive to what is, and active in creating joyful life.

Selah also teaches and facilitates, dabbles in music and singing, enjoys writing, draws and paints, creates beautiful meals and goes on epic adventures. You can see more of what she does on social media @selahjoydances.

  • Venue: Pj's Quad
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: PJ Olivier High School
  • Ticket Price: R100.00
  • Genre: Dance
  • Duration: 45mins
  • Ages: none
  • Language: English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa
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