360 is a study of the visual nature and beauty of fire, exploring the strong feelings that fire
arouses in all of us. The performance combines the worlds of dance and fire circus. The performers carry out masterful moves with burning staffs, ropes, firefans, hoops and pyrotechnics. 360 goes beyond the two-dimensionality of fire art, taking place on a round stage that can be viewed from all directions.
Fire Circus Walkea is an ensemble managed by fire artist and choreographer Antti Suniala, whose intention is to bring the field of fire art closer to the world of contemporary circus. Walkea has hosted top international fire artists and dancers; 360 includes Aušra Degutytė, Aistė Krasauskaitė, Ugnė Motekūnaitė and Jovita Aukštakalnytė from the Lithuanian Studio Fire Circle. Fire Circus Walkea previously took part in Lux Helsinki in 2011 and 2012.
Antti Suniala has performed internationally as a fire artist since 2000 and has studied circus at the Arts Academy at 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. 360 was the third show he was commisioned to direct for Lux and the city of Helsinki.
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