On Saturday night, Temple of Poi fire dancers kicked off Bay Area National Dance Week in Union Square. (Aside: in honor of Bay Area National Dance Week, please allow Donna McKechnie to get you in the mood.) The international troupe performed a roaring dance, partnered with the flame, all of it captured in long exposure by Flickr photog sith120. off the Bay Area National Dance Week with a sizzling displace of kinetic choreography and audacity. "Dancers from all over the U.S., as well as Japan and Australia thrilled the crowd with precisely coordinated, spirited movements, all the while looking dangerously like they were engulfed in flames," reports SF Examiner.

Check out more of sith120's images of Saturday night's pyro-mastery.