Bianco su Bianco
Cast: Helena Bittencourt and Goos Meeuwsen
Creative director, producer - Julie Hamelin Finzi
Composer, sound designer - Maria Bonzanigo
Choreography - Daniele Finzi Pasca, Maria Bonzanigo
Scenographer, property master - Hugo Gargiulo
Executive producer, creative team member - Antonio Vergamini
Costume designer - Giovanna Buzzi
Lighting designers - Daniele Finzi Pasca, Alexis Bowles
"Firefly Forest" co-creators - Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Alexis Bowles, Roberto Vitalini
Assistant director - Geneviève Dupéré
Make-up designer, project manager - Chiqui Barbé
Tour technical director - Marzio Picchetti
Creation partners: Caffè Chicco d’Oro, Cornercard, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Co‐producers: Teatro Sociale Bellinzona – Bellinzona Teatro, La Maison de la culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre, L'Odyssée, scène conventionnée de Périgueux, Citta de Lugano, Cantone Ticino, ProHelvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Premiere – 2014
Duration – 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission
Performance in English language with Russian subtitles
"Bianco su Bianco" is a moving theatrical clowning production performed by actors with circus background. The plot follows two characters – an actress and a stage technician – and carries the audience into a surreal universe and the world of memories. The performance epitomizes Finzi Pasca’s theatrical vision – delicate and light, abounding in twists, turns and nuances; his inimitable style combining drama, buffoonery, circus and acrobatics. Danielle himself calls this technique "theatre of the caress".
The production stars a Brazilian actress Helena Bittencourt and a Dutch clown Goos Meeuwsen.
Daniele Finzi Pasca is a renowned Swiss director, clown, choreographer and actor. The holder of Hans Reinhart Ring, the highest distinction of Swiss theatre, the Swiss Award in the Show Business category, the American Drama Desk Award and many other accolades.
He has created and directed productions for Cirque du Soleil, the closing ceremony of the Torino 2006 and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games as well as the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. He directed the operas Aida and Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and created Donka – A Letter to Chekhov, a production in collaboration with the Chekhov International Theater Festival.
Compagnia Finzi Pasca was founded in 2011 as a result of the union between Teatro Sunil (Danielle Finzi Pasca’s project) and a production company Inlevitas. The company builds on the aesthetics of the so-called "theatre of the caress" – a theatrical technique based on "the invisible gesture and the state of lightness".
"A very affectionate love story, a breath of poetry blown from the stage onto an enchanted audience"
"Corriere del Ticino" (Switzerland)
"A magical and intimate show that takes the viewer into a magical world"
"U Noticias", Uruguay