He defines himself as “the only Italian tightrope walker specializing in high-altitude crossings.” andrea loreniBorn in Turin in 1975, he will go from the Unicredit Tower to the Bosco Verticale on Friday, May 26, walking on a stretched cable 140 meters high. TO 205 meter walk among the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova, accompanied by the music of the composer and pianist Peak Caesar.
Graduated in theoretical philosophy, in 1997 he began to do street theater. Since 2006 he has been dedicated to walking on a cable at high altitudes, then he approaches the practice of Zen meditation that he deepens in Japan. In the path of investigation of him, combines zen and tightrope walking. Loreni has already walked suspended in the air in various cities, including Turin, Bologna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Genoa, Brescia, Trieste, and also abroad (Switzerland, Serbia, Israel, Thailand and Japan). He is a trainer and speaker for universities, banks, multinationals and companies. He is working to give life in Italy to a tightrope research center in collaboration with Milano Bicocca University.
In 2011, Loreni made her steepest ride, 26° from 0 to 30 meters in Lodi. In the same year, he establishes the Italian record for sidewalks, stretched between the Penna and Billi hills, in the sky of Pennabilli (Emilia Romagna): 250 meters long, at a height of 90 meters from the ground. The crossing over the Tiber in Rome, next to the Castel Sant’Angelo bridge, dates from 2017.
The “crossing” in Milan
Friday May 26, the new challenge in Milan. The walk opens the second edition of «Bam circus – The Festival of Wonders in the Park», which takes place in the Library of trees. It can be followed in streaming at the Vela in Piazza Gae Aulenti, on LED walls located at two other points in the park and on the Bam website.
The international festival of street theater and circus arts in this edition is dedicated to the 80 years of «The little Princeby Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. There are performances like Yoann Bourgeois Art Companythe same one who signed the performances for the exhibition of Marco Mengoni in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time in Milan the Argentine-Spanish aerial theater company also arrives Puja Group!, with the evening exhibition “The prince between the planets – Asteroid B-612” which tells the story of the Little Prince 40 meters above the ground. Also debuting is “Bauci”, commissioned by Bam and entrusted to the Quattrox4 Company, which pays tribute to “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino.
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