Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

A production of Compagnia Finzi Pasca


An interactive show addressed to families in the context of a traditional fair which is deeply rooted in the region’s history (XVII° century): the Feria Estatal de León (6 million visitors).

A new creation where thirteen artists of the Compagnia Finzi Pasca perform theatrical, acrobatic, juggling and musical tricks, with the usual lightness and emotion. Abrazos also avails of new technologies supporting our “poetics of wonder and enchantment” (Daniele Finzi Pasca). A show that will get the public of León, the “city of shoes”, to smile, to dream and to embrace each other.

``It transports the audience to a unique visual experience.``- El Universal
``A premiere of the show Abrazos, that reached the heart.``- TVR Communications
``The show perfectly represents what a hug means: a connection with our soul.``- Free Trade Zone

“I went to visit them, and they welcomed me into their office as if we were friends. They told me about their fair, their land, their traditions and they conveyed to me the need to tell, by means of this show, something related to happiness. During our conversation, I was thinking that everything depends on the details and sometimes a simple gesture communicates so many things. Do you want a show full of positivity, that can convey something good? It would be nice, I thought, if at the end of the show the public would felt like embracing the actors, parents hugging their children… if everyone would feel the need to embrace each other. That’s how we greet each other in the street and I think it would be so nice to remind it to everybody. So we greeted each other like that, at the end of the meeting: with a hug. And we thought that that was already a good start for something good.”

Daniele Finzi Pasca, April 2018

degree Stage
wireless TUBE LED
Dropping shoes

Daniele Finzi Pasca Writer, Director, Lighting Co-designer and Choreographer

Maria Bonzanigo Composer, Sound Designer and Choreographic Co-designer

Hugo Gargiulo Set and Prop Designer

Antonio Vergamini Cofounder

Giovanna Buzzi Costume Designer

Alexis Bowles Lighting Co-designer and Production Director

Marzio Picchetti Technical Director, Assistant Lighting and Video Designer

Allegra Spernanzoni Assistant Director and Stage Manager

Roberto Vitalini – bashiba.com Video Designer

Fabio Lecce Co-sound Designer and Sound Technician

Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Evelyne Laforest, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, Goos Meeuwsen, Helena Bittencourt, Jess Gardolin, Lydia Gómez, Marco Paoletti, Rolando Tarquini and Stéphane Gentilini

Julien De la Sablonnière Technician and Assistant Lights

Nicolò Baggio Head Carpenter and Video Operator

Jens Leclerc Head Rigger

Patrizia Capellari Tour Manager

Matteo Verlicchi Assistant Scenographer and 3D Renderings

Viviana Cangialosi Visual Design, Audiovisual Image Coordinator

Sarai Gómez Executive Coordinator and International Representation

Chiqui Barbé International Representation

Tanja Milosevic International Representation

Anna Casari Project Manager

Marc-André GoyerProject Manager

Samuele Ponzio Communication

Claudia LafranchiFundraising

Marco Finzi Archives Manager

Amal Meroni Accountant

Alexis Bowles Production Director

David Desrochers Project Manager

Maxime Lambert Technical Coordinator

Martin Marier Developer

Marc-André Goyer Administrator

International Booking

Duration: 55 minutes

All ages

Sarai Gomez

International Booking Agent

Tanja Milosevic

International Booking Agent

With the support of:
Cornèrcard, Fidinam, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola and Caffè Chicco d’Oro

Music by Maria Bonzanigo:

drawn from the shows: Te amo, Tres Tristes Tango, La Verità, Icaro,Donka, Avudomusic registered with the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montréal


New Orleans a modo mio

original theme of the show Abrazos

Special effects drawn from the show Per te


To the Administrative Council 2017-2019 of the Feria Estatal de León (León State Fair) and ecological parc Board