La Verità

Theatre and acrobatics with live music
Main program
7 June 2018Thursday
Voronezh concert hall — big stage
Compagnia Finzi Pasca, Switzerland
Author and director – Daniele Finzi Pasca
Duration: 2 hours and a 20 min including an intermission
Public: all ages

World Premiere January, 17th, 2013

Director, Author, Choreographer and Lighting Designer – Daniele Finzi Pasca Conceptor, Creative Director, Producer and International Development – Julie Hamelin Finzi
Composer, Sound Design, and Choreographer – Maria Bonzanigo
Set Design - Hugo Gargiulo
Executive Producer, Artistic Consultant – Antonio Vergamini
Costumes Designer – Giovanna Buzzi
Light Designer – Alexis Bowles
Video Designer – Roberto Vitalini
Assistant Director – Geneviève Dupéré
Make-up and Stylist – Chiqui Barbé
Director of Production – Marc Laliberté
Artistic Consultant – Fabrizio Arigoni
Researcher – Facundo Ponce de León
Choreographic Sculptures Creator – Toni Vighetto
Carré Creator – Mariève Hémond
Cyr Wheel Creator – Daniel Cyr

Team on tour:
Tour Director – Andrea Caruso
Stage Manager – Allegra Spernanzoni
Head Rigger – Jens Leclerc
Head of Sound and Video – Alessandro Napoli
Technical Director and Head of Light – Julien De La Sablonnière
Carpenter – Nicolò Baggio

On Stage: Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Jess Gardolin, Evelyne Laforest, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, Marco Paoletti, Rolando Tarquini and Stéphane Gentilini.

La Verità combines acrobatics, theatre, dance, and music, inspired by a backdrop painted by Salvador Dalí for his Tristan fou (Mad Tristan) in the 1940’s in New York. 10 multi-talented artists move and live-sing in a succession of images that lead us through surrealism, a love story, and a reflection of the truth, giving birth to an acrobatic poem.

After the premiere in Montreal, held in January 2013, the show has been shown more than 400 times in 61 cities of the world.

During three years the original scrim of Salvador Dali "Mad Tristan" was part of the scene. Now a certified copy of the scrim is used in performance.

Daniele Finzi Pasca about performance: “The language of acrobatics, of physical theatre, may easily conquer that territory where it is neither night or day, where light doesn’t touch reality but designs it, invents it or reinvents it. The language of the acrobats titillates our unconscious, making us see inner landscapes that appear truer than reality. Are Dalí's landscapes, in essence of nighttime or daytime? The answer: neither, Dalí’s images belong to another dimension, that of the dreams”.

“Bright, like a dream, a gentle circus show, woven around the Dali’s scrim.”

El Pais (Spain)

“It's like fireworks: picturesque spectacle, pure beauty, masterful work with the light, stunning costumes and breathtaking acrobatics.”

24 Heures (Switzerland)

“La Verità – it's not just a performance, not a circus or theater, it's all together, a fascinating acrobatic universe where they talk about the most important.”

Eco di Bergamo (Italy)

“The circus wonder begins... And they are wonderful.”

New York Times, New York (USA)

“This is a perfect marriage of art and cirque in a dream-like setting.” 

Australian Stage, Brisbane (Australia)

“Dance, singing, humor, poetry and spectacular stunts: La Verità, the new astonishing creation of Daniele Finzi Pasca, must be absolutely discovered.”

 Les Echos, (France)

Daniele Finzi Pasca (Lugano, Switzerland) – world-renowned director, author, choreographer and lighting designer. Was awarded the Hans Reinhart Ring, the highest distinction of Swiss Theatre, in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the performing arts, the American Drama Desk Award and others, nominee for Nuove Realtà Teatrali (New Theatre Realities). He directed Cirque du Soleil’s performances, created the Closing Ceremony of the Torino (2006) and Sochi (2014) Winter Olympic Games, and the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Sochi (2014). 

In 2010 in Russia produced a performance “Donka – A letter to Chekhov” in cooperation with the Chekhov International Theatre Festival. In 2011 directed the opera “Aida” (which received several nominations at the Golden Mask) and “Requiem” by Giuseppe Verdi at the Mariinsky Theatre. 

In 2016, the Daniele Finzi Pasca's performance “Bianco su Bianco” ("White on White") was presented at the Platonov arts festival in Voronezh.

Compagnia Finzi Pasca was created by Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo in 2011. In this adventure converge the stories of Teatro Sunil and Inlevitas. 

Their theatrical technique known as the “Theatre of the Caress” has a special and unique aesthetic: a singular style of creation and direction, a particular method of conceiving productions, a way of inhabiting space in order to receive the memory that conveys nostalgia and stirs the emotions.

Compagnia Finzi Pasca specializes as in the poetic gesture of a clown in a monologue for a single spectator, so in the scale Olympic ceremony, through theatre, dance, opera and cinema.

The performance produced with the support of: