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-ﬁve 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), in its career it created 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, 9 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 Love from Afar for the English National Opera, London). And then: Avudo, a multimedia show that combines video mapping, lights and water fountains for the city of Montreal (249,000 spectators in 4 months) and the next Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers Festival) in 2019, an event that takes place every 25 years in Vevey (Switzerland) for 400,000 spectators. Currently, the company has 5 shows on tour: Per te (2016), Bianco su Bianco (2014), La Verità (2013), Donka (2010) and Icaro (1991).
Other international projects and a new touring show are in preparation.