Belva Stone teaches poi, the ancient Maori art of dancing with balls on ropes. However, she takes this performance art to the next level by adding fire to the mix and dancing while swinging flaming wicks around her body.

Like Maori women, who use poi to increase coordination and tell stories, Stone and her female students are both empowered and exhilarated by the practice of fire dancing. Spark follows Stone’s class from rehearsal to performance at The Crucible.

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