The Fire Conclave Opening Ceremony

Burning Man is permeated with rituals. From the playful invitation to make angels in the dust that greets every participant who enters Black Rock City, to the Temple Burn that signals its demise. These rites speak of soulful need; the desire to belong to a place, to belong to a time, to belong to one another, and to belong to something that is greater than ourselves.

One of the most meaningful Rituals is the Opening ceremony…

On the first Monday of the event, Crimson Rose extracts a flame from the sun to light the fire in “El Diabla”, a special cauldron located in Center Camp. The cauldron’s name represents both the feminine and the masculine energies, blending with the element of fire. The flame is tended and kept alive, continuing to burn throughout the entire week. It is transferred into the Great Circle, slowly illuminating it, and signaling the start of Fire Conclave and the Man Burn.

This year we would like to extend to you (and your fire group members) an invitation to participate in the festivities and spin some fire in celebration with us during the Opening Ceremony. Crimson will light El Diabla, and once lit, will invite participants in to dance and spin.

This event will focus on solo and duet performances

Register to participate as a fire artist in the live event by completing the Fire Conclave Virtual Burn Participation Survey here:

To participate live, you will need a phone, or laptop with a camera and the ability to connect to Zoom. We will record the event and broadcast it live on our web site at as well as in some of the multiverse platforms.

To watch the event or incorporate our video stream into your own broadcast, visit for details and access.

If you have any questions contact us at

The event is finished.


Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: Oct 20, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 am


Virtual Live Experience