Antonio Vergamini (Bergamo, Italy)
Author, director, producer and actor.
Co-founder of Compagnia Finzi Pasca
When he meets Daniele Finzi Pasca in 1992, he works as a banker. The following year, he leaves banking and in 1994, he joins Teatro Sunil. Over the years, he works as an actor, author and director and participates in a twenty theatre shows, such as “Visitatio”, co-produced by Teatro Sunil and Montreal’s Carbone 14, “Cyrano & Bergerac”, adapted and directed along with Hugo Gargiulo, and “Tres Tristes Tangos”, which he co-create. These productions were presented in the following countries: Italy, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Austria, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Bolivia, Peru, Portugal, Chile, Russia.
In 2005, he is acting designer of “Corteo”, produced by Cirque du Soleil, written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, which has been seen by over nine million spectators to this day.
He is part of the creation team which signs the closing ceremony of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.
In 2006, he writes and directs five short films in which he also plays, all produced by Swiss Television. He is the director and screenwriter of “Ana”, a 50-minute documentary created with Walther Sievi and co-produced by Swiss Television (best documentary at the 2009 Abruzzo Documentary Film Festival). The film depicts the adventure of Ana Heredia’s theatre debut, a Mexican actress suffering from Down syndrome.
In 2008, he writes and directs “Opera Mobile” (Youth Award at the 2009 Ascona International Festival), presented more than 150 times in Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy and Russia.
In 2009, he creates the concert-show “Boleros”.
The following year, he is hired as creation director for “Donka”, written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, produced by Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Moscow’s Chekhov International Theatre Festival, coproduced by Lausanne’s Théâtre Vidy.
In 2010 as well, he adapts, directs and plays in the show “Salto & Mortale”.
In 2011, together with Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo, he founds the Compagnia Finzi Pasca, where Teatro Sunil and Inlevitas come together.
In 2013, he is executive producer and artistic consultant for the new production of the company “La Verità”.
Also participates in the creation of the show “Kilora”, a production of the Théâtre Onirique.
In 2014 he is director’s assistant for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Sochi.
In 2016, he writes and directs “Opera Guitta”, presently on tour.
He is currently working on the new show of Circo Zoè and writing the screenplay for his new film “Badaboum”.
Since 1998, he has been giving theatre courses in Switzerland and abroad. He teaches regularly at the circus school LeZarti’cirque of St. Croix (Switzerland).
He is the founder of the Longuel cultural association, located in Bergamo.