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.
DANIELE FINZI PASCA
Daniele Finzi Pasca is a director, author, choreographer, light designer, clown, and co-founder of Compagnia Finzi Pasca. His most renowned work includes Icaro, which has been translated in six different languages and performed over 700 times in the past 20 years, and Rain – Comme une plue dans tes yeux (2003), which earned him a nomination for Best Director at the Drama Desk Awards. In 2008, he was also awarded the Swiss Theatre Prize and nominated for the 13th Europe Theatre Prize.
More recently, Finzi Pasca directed the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Russia. He is currently working on Luzia – the new show for Cirque de Soleil – for which he is creator, co-writer and director.
Creative director, producer and co-author: Julie Hamelin Finzi
Music, choreographic co-design and sound design: Maria Bonzanigo
Post Show Q&A Thursday 22 September
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