Compagnia Finzi Pasca
Dedicated to you dear Julie.
“Stage gutted, technicians and actors move like cats in the dark as they get ready, slowly immersing themselves in the story. And it will be the story that little by little envelops the spectator, the story of a book given as a present, of a garden to build, of a fight that we all, sooner or later, will have to experience and face. Julie believed that everyone should try to build an inner garden to take shelter, to welcome those whom we love, those who got lost, and those whom we would like to discover.
So now we are going to tell this story, with a bench and a garden. And there will be the fragility that each of us defends with shells and armours. The lightness of the memory of her laughter, her booklets full of notes and calculations, her advice and her dreams.
The mission of each life is to build an inner garden where we may take shelter, where we may welcome those we love, those who have lost their way, those whom we would like to meet in intimate and reserved surroundings. We have often told stories confined to closed spaces, imagined in the secret box we carry on our shoulders, where we create imaginary dreams and journeys.
This show was written for people who sow seeds which become trees, who design open spaces that invite reflection, that calm the soul.”
Daniele Finzi Pasca
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.
Production of Compagnia Finzi Pasca
In co-production with LAC – Lugano Arte e Cultura, RSI – Radiotelevisione svizzera and OSI – Orchestra della Svizzera italiana.
Cornercard, Fidinam, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Caffè Chicco d’Oro and Partner International Helsinn.
With the support of:
Città di Lugano, Cantone Ticino and Pro Helvetia
The founders and producers of Compagnia Finzi Pasca:
Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo.
Daniele Finzi Pasca
Author, Director, Lights and choreographies co-design
Music, Choreographies co-design and Sound design
Set and Props design
Lights co-design and Production director
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Air Sculpture design
Sound co-design and Sound technician
Assistant Director and Stage manager
Assistant Director and Tours Artistic director
Make-up and Hairstyle designer
Allegra Spernanzoni, Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Erika Bettin, Evelyne Laforest, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, Jens Leclerc, Marco Paoletti, Moira Albertalli, Nicolò Baggio, Rolando Tarquini and Stéphane Gentilini.
Technical team on tour:
Stage manager: Allegra Spernanzoni
Tour director: Andrea Caruso Saturnino
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: Nicolò Baggio
Creation and Production team:
Technical director and Assistant light designer: Marzio Picchetti
Project manager: Tanja Milosevic
Assistant Project manager: Anna Casari
Accountant: Amal Meroni
Visual Art, Photographer and iconographic research: Viviana Cangialosi
Assistants Technical Director: Julien De La Sablonnière and Nicolò Baggio
Rigger: Jens Leclerc
Light technician: Julien De La Sablonnière
Communication: Samuele Ponzio
Assistant Video Design: Sebastiano Barbieri
Fundraising Researcher: Claudia Lafranchi
Administrative and accounting consultant: Lorenzo Ortelli
Archives Manager: Marco Finzi
Special Projects Manager: Marc-André Goyer
International booking: Chiqui Barbé and Sarai Gómez
Music production by RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera)
Performed by OSI (Orchestra della Svizzera italiana)
Director: Kevin Griffiths
Sound engineer: Wolfgang Müller
Music Production: Alissa Nembrini
Archives: Loredana Botta
Costumes Designer Collaborator: Lisa Rufini
Dressmaker: Sara Bianchi
Costumes Confection: Sartoria SlowCOSTume
Tailor-made armours: Spadanera di Jacopo Matricciani
Technical design: Matteo Verlicchi
Project Collaborator: Marco Meier
Julie’s Video: Facundo and Juan Ponce de León, Mueca Films
Video Memory of the creation: Carlo Praolini and Evelin Liguori, CISA – Specialized School for Film and Television
Technicians of LAC: Brian Burgan, Matteo Bagutti, Noray Yildiz and Serafino Chiommino
Andriana Bicanin-CSIA (scenography), Eleonora Camponovo (acting), Federica Canciello (sound), Isabel Pahud-CSIA (scenography), Juana Gargiulo (photography), Lara Davidson (lights), Lucia Di Marco-CSIA (scenography), Marco Campisano (scenography) and Mélanie Häner (acting).
Daniele Kueh (bass guitar), Kickboxing Montreal, Marco Nevano (saxophone) and Nicole Della Ca (transverse flute).