The Foco Wildfire

CONCLAVE

Becca LaPole, left, and Misty Moon, right, discuss choreography and costumes at Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, on February 27th, 2020.  The pair leads a fire conclave who hopes to perform in Burning Man, a temporary city and festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

The Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers, reviews notes on choreography and gems for costumes at a bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, on February 27th, 2020.  The group plans to tryout to perform in Burning Man, a temporary city and festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

The Foco Wild Fire Conclave exchange gems and costume ideas at a bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, on February 27th, 2020.  The group plans to wear similar costumes to Burning Man on August 30th, 2020.

A clipboard of notes on choreography is shared between members of the Foco Wild Fire Conclave on February 27th, 2020.  The group of fire dancers gathered at a bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, to go over choreography involving hoops, fans, crowns, and poi.

Becca LaPole, left, and Misty Moon, right, decorate crowns at Moon's home on March 23rd, 2020.  The pair will wear their crowns to Burning Man with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers in Fort Collins who seek to perform in the upcoming festival.

Misty Moon carefully threads gems onto her crown at her home on March 23rd, 2020.  The crown is a part of a costume theme shared between members of the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers seeking to perform at Burning Man.

Becca LaPole readjusts her crown at Misty Moon's home on March 23rd, 2020. LaPole is leading a group of fire dancers hoping to perform in Burning Man, some of whom will wear similar crowns to the event.

Misty Moon slowly places a gem on her crown, a part of her costume for Burning Man, a temporary city and festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, at her home on March 23rd, 2020.

Becca LaPole tries on her crown as part of her outfit for Burning Man, a music and arts festival taking place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.  LaPole is leading a group of fire dancers for tryouts to perform at the festival.

Tori Beardsley swings fire poi during practice with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers, on April 8th, 2020.  The group practices in separate units as part of a large, choreographed dance for tryouts to perform at Burning Man.

Becca LaPole smiles during practice with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers, on April 8th, 2020.  LaPole leads the group, which practices weekly for the chance to perform at Burning Man.

Jamie Yuresko swings fire poi during practice with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers, on April 8th, 2020.  The group hopes to perform at Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Tori Beardsley dances with fire poi during practice with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, a group of fire dancers, on April 8th, 2020.  The group hopes to perform at Burning Man, an annual event where a temporary city is erected in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Becca LaPole leads choreography during practice with the Foco Wild Fire Conclave, on April 8th, 2020.  The group hopes to perform at Burning Man, an annual event where a temporary city is erected in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.  Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus.  LaPole plans to remain as the leader of the group for next year's tryouts for performing at the event.

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