Walkea – Embracing Flames

Embracing Flames is a collaboration of director Antti Suniala and dance choreographer Cristiana Casadio. The performance brings fire arts closer to the world of contemporary dance and circus by including four professional dancers and only one performer with previous experience as a fire artist. This enabled the group to look at fire performing from a fresh angle and the result was an emotional combination of the beauty of dance and fire. The show explores relationship to fire, ourselves and others with a sparkle in the eyes and burning passion in the hearts of the performers. The show was performed for 28,000 people at the Lux Helsinki 2015 festival in the middle of winter in January. Dancers : Julie Amesz, Krisztina Toth, Luisa Schöfer, Emmanouela-Nikoli Dolianiti, Laura Böttinger