Per te.

New circus
Contemporary art programme
5 June 2019Wednesday
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Compagnia Finzi Pasca (Switzerland, Lugano)
Author and director – Daniele Finzi Pasca
Premiere of the performance in Russia!
The world premiere - 2016
Duration - 1 hour 55 minutes with an intermission
In English with Russian subtitles

Daniele Finzi Pasca
Author, Director, Lighting and Choreographic Co-designer

Maria Bonzanigo
Music, Sound Designer and Choreographic Co-designer

Hugo Gargiulo
Set and Prop Designer

Giovanna Buzzi
Costume Designer

Alexis Bowles
Lighting Co-designer and Production Director

Roberto Vitalini for
Video Designer
Daniel Wurtzel
Air Sculpture Designer

Fabio Lecce
Co-sound Designer and Sound Technician

Allegra Spernanzoni
Assistant Director and Stage Manager

Geneviève Dupéré
Tour Artistic Director, Choreographic Research, Assistant Director

Chiqui Barbé
Make-up and Hairstyle Designer

Antonio Vergamini
Production Advisor

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

Technical Team on Tour:
Stage Manager: Allegra Spernanzoni
Tour Manager: Patrizia Capellari
Technical Director and Head of Light: Julien De La Sablonnière
Head Rigger: Jens Leclerc
Head of Sound: Alessandro Napoli and Fabio Lecce
Head Carpenter and Video Operator: Nicolò Baggio

Compagnia Finzi Pasca expresses many thanks to its sponsors and creation supporters:

Creation supporters:
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Caffè Chicco d’Oro
Helsinn – International Partner

In coproduction with:
LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura)
RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera)
OSI (Orchestra della Svizzera italiana)
Guadalajara UDG
Teatro Donizetti

With the support of:
Ville de Lugano
Cantone Ticino
Pro Helvetia
Claypaky – Official Lighting Supplier
Sintetica – Research Partner

This will not be the first time that the world renown Daniele Finzi Pasca – the director of Cirque du Soleil’s performances and the closing ceremonies of the Olympics – will be bringing his shows to Platonov festival. This time his visually impeccable and incredibly warm spectacle in Voronezh will premiere in Russia.   

Per te puts on stage the imaginary garden of a brave young woman: a group of her friends in suits of armour – artists, acrobats, musicians – face a battle that, sooner or later, we will all have to face.

Per te is a hymn to life, an intense and unforgettable show dedicated to Julie Hamelin Finzi, co-founder of Compagnia Finzi Pasca, deceased in 2016.

The show will be performed at the Festival with the support of Pro Helvetia.

 “A beautiful dedication to the company's co-founder Julie Hamelin Finzi and a special insight into the beauty that one can find in reflection and the fragility of all things in the powerful breeze that blows through all the memories of a life lived.” 

Australian Stage

“The Garden of Earthly Delights.”


““Per Te” is a movable feast of comedy, clowning and acrobatics.”

The Courier Mail

Daniele Finzi Pasca is a director, playwright, choreographer and lighting designer. He directed Cirque du Soleil's performances, created the Closing Ceremony of the Torino (2006) and Sochi (2014) Olympic Games as well as the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Sochi (2014). He also directed Donka – a tribute to Chekhov as a co-production with the International Chekhov Festival, La Verità, Bianco su Bianco, as well as such operas as Verdi's Requiem and Aida for Mariinsky theatre and much more.

He was awarded the Hans Reinhart Ring, the highest distinction of Swiss Theatre, in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the performing arts, the American Drama Desk Award and others, was a nominee for New Theatre Realities Award. 

Campagnia Daniele Finzi Pasca was created by Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo in 2011, continuing the work of Teatro Sunil and of Inlevitas. 

Their distinctive poetics took shape from the concept of Theatre of the Caress. The unique style of creativity, together with a philosohpy of training for everybody involved in the production aims to give the audience an unmistakable sense of nostalgia and a boost of emotions.