The great magic of the circus pays homage to Chekhov in a show of visions, delicate equilibriums, dancers, acrobats and jugglers.

The show opened the celebrations for Anton Chekov’s 150th birth anniversary in Moscow in January 2010.

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” In keeping with our very own approach to storytelling, we created a show that plays on the balance between a sweet and a nostalgic form of absurd. Regardless of the simplicity and bareness of the theatrical apparatus, ours is a surrealist universe, somehow fiercely serene, a self-reflecting form of theatre.
Our actors use the proscenium to engage in a dialogue with the audience, where illusion and tricks are always disclosed at the end, where we laugh and are moved, where the clowns do not play the fools, but rather embody the frailness of losing heroes. ”

Daniele Finzi Pasca


Daniele Finzi Pasca
Author, Director, Lights and choreographies co-design

Maria Bonzanigo
Music, Choreographies co-design and Sound design

Antonio Vergamini
Director of Creation

Hugo Gargiulo
Set and Props design

Julie Hamelin Finzi
Creative Associate

Giovanna Buzzi
Costumes Designer

Roberto Vitalini for
Video Designer

Chiqui Barbé
Make-up Designer and Props Maker

Daniel Cyr
Cyr Wheel Inventor: Daniel Cyr

Facundo Ponce de Leon
Researcher and Director’s Assistant

Current Cast Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Evelyne Laforest, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, Jens Leclerc, Marco Paoletti, Rolando Tarquini, Stéphane Gentilini and Jess Gardolin

Original Cast Moira Albertalli, Karen Bernal, Helena Bittencourt, Andrée Anne Gingras-Roy, David Menes, Felix Salas, Beatriz Sayad and Rolando Tarquini

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

Project manager: Tanja Milosevic
Assistant Project manager: Anna Casari
Accountant: Amal Meroni
Visual Art, Photographer and iconographic research: Viviana Cangialosi
Rigger: Jens Leclerc

Assistant to Light Designer: Pierfranco Sofia
Assistant to Sound Designer: Fabio Lecce
Assistant to Set Designer: Barbara Bedrina
Assistant to Director of Creation: Miriam Mazza

Marzio Picchetti, Pilar Del Campo, Sebastiano Pedrazzini

International Booking
Duration: 2 x 50 minutes + a 20 minutes intermission
Pre hanging by the venue + 1 day set up
20 persons max. on tour
All ages

Sarai Gomez

International Booking Agent

Chiqui Barbe

International Booking Agent

Tanja Milosevic

International Booking Agent

A production of Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Chekhov International Theatre Festival
In co-production with Théâtre Vidy – Lausanne

With the support of:
Government of the Russian Federation
Municipality of Moscow

The founders and producers of Compagnia Finzi Pasca:
Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo.



Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Caffè Chicco d’Oro

Helsinn – International Partner

City of Lugano

Cantone Ticino

Pro Helvetia

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Claypaky – Official Lighting Supplier

Sintetica – Research Partner

Migros Culture Percentage

Ernst Göhner Stiftung