Fire Circus Walkea, directed by Antti Suniala, will combine the worlds of fire-based circus acts and dance into a unique package in the historical surrounds of Senate Square. The performance will explore fire-art from modern-dance perspectives, having been created in collaboration with renowned contemporary circus artiste and choreographer Cristiana Casadio. The work group consists of professional dancers from Berlin. Costume designer Mirkka Metsola will be in charge of the wardrobe.
Photos: Jussi Ratilainen
Performance time: At 5pm and 8pm (duration approx. 25 minutes)
Fire Circus Walkea is an ensemble managed by fire artist and choreographer Antti Suniala and is engaged in modernising the field of fire art by bringing it closer to the world of contemporary circus. Fire Circus Walkea has previously participated in Lux Helsinki in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Antti Suniala has been performing and teaching since the beginning of the year 2000, and has become one of the most renowned fire circus performers on the international scene. Suniala has studied circus performance at the Arts Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences, and at the China Beijing International Art School. He won the Finnish Artist Association Entertainer of the Year award in 2010, and an art award from his home town of Järvenpää in 2011. Suniala lives and practises his art in Berlin.