The Cultural Association “Festa del Fuoco-ONLUS” was created to promote and encourage different kind cultural activities related to the arts on the island of Stromboli. All its members have an historical and profound personal connection with the island. Our first goal is to continue the project of our friend Gusti Shuldes – died in 2015 – who made Stromboli a meeting place for fire and flow artists, jugglers, dancers, sculptors and musicians from all over the world. Through his passionate commitment, he founded the Festa del Fuoco and Stromboli has, since 2008, become home and inspiration for the celebration of the element of fire and the many ways we creatively interact with it as human beings.
Now as then, the main aim of the Association is to keep on developing Gusti’s project, letting his vision resonate in the next editions of the festival as well as in other artistic projects. Since 2014, “La Festa del Fuoco di Stromboli” Fire Festival has become a biennial festival with a duration of 10 days.
Headquarter of the Festa is the “Parco Parco”, a beautiful garden equipped with a wooden stage of 100 mq, located just under the siege of the Volcano, as it is the whole life of the island. Parco Parco is a space for cultural gatherings, art events and education programs. Here, we host and organize those cultural activities that are capable of interpreting the values of the association and of creating new synergies in the island.
The Festa celebrates the fire as a primordial element and it does from an island, where the fire is the perfect symbol. With its heart of fire and its active crater, Stromboli is the predestined place to host an event that has at its core the exploration and exchange of the Fire Arts’ knowledge.
For many years with commitment, Gusti has designed, organized and directed the annual “Festa del Fuoco di Stromboli” Fire Festival, producing incredible choreographed performances, fire shows and harmonizing the human relationships among very different people, cultures and worlds. From 2008 until today, the Festa has grown so much that has become an unmissable event and – above all – an “island’s event”, actively involving the local population in its realization.