Per te. – puts on stage the imaginary garden of a brave young woman: around a bench, a group of friends in suits of armour – artists, acrobats, musicians – face a battle that, sooner or later, we will all have to experience.

Three months before the premiere of their show, the interpreters weave in and out through the images carried by the text, the colors, the music and the wind… that makes leaves, butterflies, a multitude of objects fly in the air.

Per te. is a hymn to life, an intense and unforgettable show dedicated to Julie Hamelin Finzi, co-founder of Compagnia Finzi Pasca, deceased in 2016.

“Per te is, almost paradoxically, a hymn to life, to the amazing power of theatre, fantasy and creativity…”- Corriere del Ticino-Lugano, Switzerland

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 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. 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.

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 is dedicated to people who sow seeds which become trees, who design open spaces that invite reflection, that calm the soul.”

Daniele Finzi Pasca

2016
World Premiere in Lugano
56
Performances
41260
Spectators
11
cities visited
10
Theatres and festival visited

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

Maria Bonzanigo 
Music, Choreographies co-design and Sound design

Hugo Gargiulo
Set and Props design

Giovanna Buzzi 
Costumes design

Alexis Bowles
Lights co-design and Production director

Roberto Vitalini for bashiba.com
Video design

Antonio Vergamini
Production advisor

Chiqui Barbé
Make-up and Hairstyle designer

Geneviève Dupéré
Assistant Director and Tours Artistic director

Allegra Spernanzoni
Assistant Director and Stage manager

Fabio Lecce
Sound co-design and Sound technician

Daniel Wurtzel
Air Sculpture design

 

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.

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

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

Orchestral recording:
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

Costume shop:
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

Interns:

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).

Coaches:

Daniele Kueh (bass guitar), Kickboxing Montreal, Marco Nevano (saxophone) and Nicole Della Ca (transverse flute).

International Booking
booking@finzipasca.com
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

Creation partners:
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.

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