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PHILOSOPHY OF THE TIGHTROPE

Energy in action

The wirewalk is for Andrea a movement on a steel line, done in a certain space and in a precise moment.
Each walk is the result of a precise choice, the choice to bring his energy to vibrate together with the energy of a place, a natural or a urban context.

It’s a moment of extreme suspension and at the same time of maximum rooting in the “here and now”.

At the same time, the walk of the funambolist is an archetypal act that communicates directly to the unconscious, showing a way where no one sees any.

Suspend the ordinary, raise your eyes to the sky and discover up there, in our familiar urban context, an extraordinary hazard: the subtle balance of the tightrope walker. A profoundly symbolic, dense and essential show, synthesis of human feeling.

“I imagine that there is a sort of context that has slowly widened around the wire because there are not only me and the wire, but it’s me and the wire both connected to two hills, which are themselves connected to the ground, which is connected to a world inside a whole universe.”

A Face to Face with Fear

The walk is not only a point of a arrival of a huge physical and mental effort, it’s also a powerful instrument of awareness in which Andrea gets in contact every time with irrational instincts and primitive fears.

Walking above the void creates the opportunity to see different parts of oneself and stay with what happens in the moment.

In that moment in fact many different things happen: the rising of fear and the acceptance of fear, the process of calming down made by the mind  and the focus on the ongoing moment.

It’s also about being present in the body with the wire and on the wire, feeling the risk of falling and approaching the ‘possible’ contact with the absolute.

Andrea turns everything happening on the wire into an opportunity of dialogue, training, reflection and sharing.

Bringing his unique experience as a performer, artist and human being involved in a profound research, Andrea works also as speaker and trainer in workshops, courses of personal growth, fear management, release of potentialities, either for individuals either for companies and corporations. GO TO “TRAINING SECTION”

On the wire I live deeply the current moment, the wire is the place of the death of my ego, where it disappears and I hope it ceases to exist. Together with the fears. 

And if you are not afraid to be afraid you can open the door to a truth that lays behind the absolute, and the absolute is what lays behind everything“.

The technical complexity of the crossing

The stretched cable walked by Andrea is the result of a major work, made of planning and teamwork.
Each walk takes place in a different place, each location requires the study of the most suitable technical solution.
The first step is an inspection where the characteristics of the location are analyzed. If there are feasibility conditions, it is possible to estimate how long the set up can last and which material is needed for that specific walk (meters of ropes, steel winds, cranes, etc)

For the preparation and setups in locations outdoor, it is usually necessary a minimum of 1-2 days for the team of specialized technicians, who are experts in suspension assembly. For these special setups, Andrea has over the years retained a team of technicians who follows him in his adventures and know perfectly the characteristics of his work and his needs.

While I’m walking on the cable I’m alone, yet this solitude is made by many hands, indispensable, friendly, callous and delicate, who take care of me and allow me to be alone, in the sky.”

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