Brisbane Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Aurecon present

La Verità

20 - 24 Sep
QPAC - Playhouse
Compagnia Finzi Pasca (SWITZERLAND)
Queensland Premiere


Written & Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

Welcome to the wondrous universe of La Verità, a dream-like circus extravaganza for the whole family from the director of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo and Luzia.

Part love story, part lush dreamscape, La Verità is performed against the replica of a monumental Salvador Dalí backdrop that sparked the show and unfolds as a colourful, acrobatic spectacle where rhinos juggle, wine corks fall from the sky, and a troupe of Dalí-faced ballet dancers rivals a forest of enormous, towering dandelions.

With an extra serving of humour and heart, 11 multitalented artists play instruments, sing, juggle, contort, clown and Can-Can amongst unfurling flowers, ladders suspended in empty space, impossible balances, dismantled bodies, blindfolds, feathers and sequins.

The internationally-renowned director Daniele Finzi Pasca has pulled off everything from an Olympic ceremony to productions with English National Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Compagnia Finzi Pasca finally bring their mix of astonishing acts and fantastic visuals to Brisbane.

Time melts away in a dazzling spectacle that would have made that illustrious moustache twitch with delight.

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Suitable for All Ages. Show contains Haze.
The production is in English (with some songs in Italian). Compagnia Finzi Pasca acknowledges the support of Cornercard and Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola for the creation of La Verità. Compagnia Finzi Pasca thanks its partners for the support to create this work: OSI, RSI, La Place des Arts, Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre, Scène Nationale de Bayonne – Sud Aquitain, Citta di Lugano, Cantone Ticino, Pro Helvetia, Caffè Chicco d’Oro, Fidinam and Ernst Göhner Stiftung.
Photo Credit: Viviana Cangialosi
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Post Show Q&A Thursday 22 September

For group bookings of 6 or more, please use our group booking form

Duration : 125 minutes
Venue Icon Venue
QPAC - Playhouse

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
QLD 4101

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Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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