From the tallest building in Italy to the most vertical forest in the world. The tightrope walker Andrea Loreni will walk balanced on a cable 140 meters high, from Unicredit tower up to the Bosco Verticale.
The appointment is for Friday 26 May at 8pm. Two hundred meters between the skyscrapers of Milan, to inaugurate the second edition of Bam Circus – the Festival of Wonders at the Parkconceived and directed by Frances Colombogeneral cultural director of the Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano, a project by Riccardo Catella Foundation.
No vertigo Loreni it will remain in perfect balance on a 20 mm dyneema rope in diameter, with some technicians hanging from the rope, in front of and behind the tightrope walker, who move with him to stabilize it. An extraordinary crossing reminiscent of that of Philippe Petit in 1974 between the Twin Towers in New York. Meanwhile Cesare Picco, composer and pianist, will musically interpret the crossing by creating a live soundtrack. The spectacular crossing will be visible from every point of the park.
A passionthe one for tightrope walking, born right in Milan in the mid-90s after a street show. A performance that “represents the importance of experiencing situations and appreciating them and knowing how to go one’s own way” – says Loreni. And he hopes that somehow this feat conveys the wonder that accompanies the Bam Circus, a crossing that “symbolizes nature and technology, anthropological culture, passing from trees to concrete and steel.” To tell the truth, Loreni concludes – “I’d rather go the other way around: we come from nature and we need to reconnect”.