Andrea Loreni is a tightrope walker, recordman and trainer, the only funambolist in Italy specialized in walks at great heights. Born in the Turin in 1975, began to practice circus skills, attending the Flic Circus Accademy in Turin while in 1999 he graduated in Theoretical Philosophy with a thesis on Adolfo Levi.
In the following years, Andrea deepens the contemporary circus techniques at the Circus Space of
London (2002-2003) and its artistic mission clears up: walking on ropes at great heights.
The relationship with the cable and the void, the intuition of illuminating truths about ‘presence’ and ‘authentic essence’ during the walkings lead Andrea to a new search that involves body, mind and spirituality.
Andrea starts therefore to practice Zen meditation, under the guidance of Shodo Harada Roshi translating into Italian the master’s book ‘How to practice zazen ‘, and attending his retreats at the Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan where last year, in August 2017, he finally walked, crossing the temple’s pound.
Since then Andrea has realized lots of artistic tightwire performances, walking in the skies of world, above the cities of Rome, Locarno, Belgrade, Perugia Modi’in (Israel), Turin,
Bologna, Florence, Venice and Milan, in breath-taking natural settings or in charming historical town centers, on the flat or uphill, in silence or accompanied by the sounds and elements that vibrate together with the rope.