From a monologue for a single spectator to an Olympic ceremony.
The distinctive poetics of the Compagnia Finzi Pasca took shape from the concepts of the Theatre of the Caress and the Invisible Gesture.
Developed over the course of thirty-six years, these concepts have consolidated a unique aesthetic and a very personal style of creativity and production, together with a philosophy of training for the actor, acrobat, musician, dancer and technician – a way of inhabiting the space.
Theatre, dance, acrobatics, circus, opera and documentary: all come together in the work of the Compagnia Finzi Pasca.
The company was founded by Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo in 2011, continuing the work of the Teatro Sunil and of Inlevitas.
Based in Lugano (Switzerland), the Compagnia Finzi Pasca is among the major independent artistic companies in the world. Throughout its history it created and produced more than 35 shows. Its creators signed 3 Olympic Ceremonies (Turin 2006 and Sochi 2014, both Olympic and Paralympic Games), 2 shows for the Cirque du Soleil: Luzia in 2016 and Corteo in 2005 (for the latter, 8,4 million spectators in a 10-year world tour), 5 operas of which Aida and Verdi’s Requiem are officially part of the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg) yearly program (moreover: Carmen and Pagliacci at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and L’Amour de loin (Love from Afar) for the English National Opera, London).
Among the big world events, in 2017 it produced Montreal Avudo, a multimedia show that combines video mapping, lights and water fountains for the city of Montreal (249,000 spectators in 4 months) and in 2018 Abrazos for the fair Feria de León in Mexico, an interactive show addressed to families (200,000 spectators). Moreover, its creative team is part of the Fête des Vignerons 2019 (Winegrowers Festival), an event that takes place four times in a century in Vevey (Switzerland), addressed to 400,000 spectators.
Five of the company’s shows are currently on tour: Per te. (2016), Bianco su Bianco (2014), La Verità (2013), Donka – A Letter to Chekhov (2010) and Icaro (1991). In preparation: the direction of the opera Einstein on the Beach that will open the 2019/2020 season at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Other international projects and a new touring show are also in the making.
Over 35 creations, where theatre, circus, dance and music intertwine, since 1983.