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Pioneer Winter in concept image for HEPHAESTUS / Photo credit: Ella Arie

Pioneer Winter in concept image for HEPHAESTUS / Photo credit: Ella Arie

SOLO OF HEPHAESTUS

Commissioned by Tigertail Productions for Fire Gods in the Garden.

Pioneer Winter will present one of four short solos to be performed sequentially at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on a moonlight evening celebration Wednesday, April 12 beginning at 7:30 PM.  

Hephaestus (Greek) was the Olympian god of fire (son of Zeus and Hera), metalworking, stonemasonry, architecture and sculpture. He has been credited with crafting the armor worn by Achilles and the cursed necklace of Harmonia, as well as creating of Pandora - the first woman - at the command of Zeus. 

Pioneer Winter will embody the duality of Hephaestus, which he finds most interesting: born from power, rejected by that power, and then regaining that power. Hephaestus' being flung from Olympus (either by Zeus for intervening with his behavior, or by his mother Hera for being disabled) into water and then reborn from water and coming to power, reaching omnipotence, through fire.

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