La Verita

La Verità combines acrobatics, theatre, dance and music, inspired by a backdrop painted by Salvador Dalì for his Tristan fou in the 1940’s in New York.

11 multi-talented artists move and live-sing in a succession of images that lead us through surrealism, a love story, and a reflection about the truth, giving birth to an acrobatic poem.

« Finzi Pasca’s production La Verità is a work of total art combining circus, theatre, dance, fine arts, music and singing comparable to an exciting, restless dream. »- Népszava, Budapest, November 2013
« A bright dream-like melancholic circus show, woven around Dalí’s backdrop » - El Pais, Madrid, November 2013
« Like a firework, a scenic extravaganza, scenes of sheer beauty, with precise stage lighting, amazing costumes and breathtaking acrobatic acts. »- 24 Heures, Lausanne, October 2013

“The language of acrobatics, of physical theatre may easily conquer a territory where it is neither night nor day, where light doesn’t touch reality but designs it, invents it or reinvents it. The language of the acrobats titillates our unconscious, making us see inner landscapes that appear truer than reality. Dali’s landscapes are set during night or day? The answer: neither, Dali’s images belong to another dimension, the dimension of dreams.”

Daniele Finzi Pasca

World Premiere in Montreal
cities visited
Theatres and festival visited

Daniele Finzi Pasca
Author, director, lights and choreographies co-design

Julie Hamelin Finzi
Creative director, producer and participation for the writing

Maria Bonzanigo
Music, choreographies co-design and sound design

Hugo Gargiulo
Set and props

Antonio Vergamini
Executive Producer and artistic consultant

Giovanna Buzzi
Costumes design

Alexis Bowles
Lights Co-design

Roberto Vitalini pour
Video design

Geneviève Dupéré
Assistant to the Director

Chiqui Barbé
Make-up and hairstyle Designer

Marc Laliberté
Director of production

Fabrizio Arigoni
Artistic Consultant

Facundo Ponce de Leon

Toni Vighetto
Creator of Choreographic Sculptures

Mariève Hémond
Carré creator

Daniel Cyr
Roue Cyr creator

Current Cast Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, James Kingsford-Smith, Jess Gardolin, Marco Paoletti, Micol Veglia, Rolando Tarquini and Stéphane Gentilini

Original Cast Moira Albertalli, Jean-Philippe Cuerrier, Annie-Kim Déry, Stéphane Gentilini, Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Catherine Girard, James Kingsford-Smith, Evelyne Laforest, David Menes, Marco Paoletti, Felix Salas, Beatriz Sayad and Rolando Tarquini.

Allegra Spernanzoni Stage and Tour Manager, Artistic Coordinator, Assistant Director for Tours and Projects

Patrizia Capellari Tour Manager

Pietro Maspero Head of Lighting

Jens Leclerc Human Rigging Manager

Nicolò Baggio Onstage Technical Manager

Fabio Lecce and Alessandro Napoli Sound Technician

Creation and Production team:
Technical Director: Alexis Bowles
Assistant Set and Props Designer: François Lemieux
Project Manager: Chiqui Barbé, Tanja Milosevic
Production Accountant: Amal Meroni
Assistant Executive Producer: Tanja Milosevic
Assistant Technical: Dave Bourdages , Guillaume Labelle
Assistant Director of Production: Marc-André Goyer
Photograph and Designer: Viviana Cangialosi
Guest photograph: Andrea Lopez
Press relations: Jean-Sébastien Rousseau
Head rigger: Jens Leclerc
head of Sound and video: Maxime Lambert
Head of Light: Benoît Dubord
Acrobatic apparatus developpement:
Marc Laliberté, Francois Lemieux, Guy St-Amour, Antoine Mercure Gagnon
Administrative assistant: Anna Casari

Administrative and Accounting: Lorenzo Ortelli, Michel Castonguay
Internships: Marzio Picchetti, Gonzalo Soldi and Leonardo Tanoni

Scenography and Props:
Dandelion design and development: Penelope Margaret Mackworth–Praed
Assistant: Chiara Tassi
Puppets design: Andrea Caruso Saturnino
Assistant: Paulo Emilio Luz
Horse design and development: Davide dell’Osso
Assistants: Marcello Garofalo, Luciano Visentin
Rhino and puppet masks consultant and development: Jorge Añon
Dalí mask and diving suit consultant and development: Claude Rodrigue
Piano and table woodworker: Pierre Landry
Set and Props assistants: Arkimede, Boris Arsenault, Christian Hamel, Véronique Marcoux, Francois Morin, Massimo Palo
Scenic Painters: Nadia Lombardo, Jeremy Gordaneer
Flying objects maker: Patrice Lavoute

Sound consultancy:
Sound consultant: Fabio Lecce
Senior sound consultant: Davy Gallant
Glass Harp consultant: Robert Tiso

Costume shop:
Costumes Designer Collaborators: Lisa Rufini, Pino d’Onofrio, Maria Vernini, Esther Kowalski, Grazia Quacquarelli, Susy Ciarrocchi, Davide Zanotti, Ambra Schumacher, Elisa Serpilli, Laura Rhi-Sausi, Costanza Moniello.
Montréal collaborator: Mathieu Audy, Geneviève Chevalier
Costumes Confection: Sartoria lowCOSTume
Shoes confection: Pompei

Artists collaborators:
Karen Bernal
Helena Bittencourt
Marton Maderspach
Goos Meusen

Coralie Bally, Valeria Bonalume, Prana Ovide – pole dance
Chun He Gao – violin
Mariève Hémond, Annie-Kim Déry – carré
Karine Houle – Clarinet
Jérôme Le Baut – hand to hand
Gioia Orfei – acrobatic rollerskating
Luca Princiotta- electric guitar
Gonzalo Soldi, Diabolo
Robert Tiso – Glass Harp
Toni Vighetto – Zig
Milan Pole Dance Studio: Krystel Arbia:

Music production RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera performed by OSI Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Orchestra director: Philippe Bach
Soloist: Yiping Li
Sound engineer: Manuel Veronesi

Special Thanks To:
Alida Andreoli, Morena Antonini, Isabel Benzonana, Restaurant la Boîte à Lunch, Antonella Bonzanigo, Rocco Bonzanigo, Jean-François Brière, Jennifer Byram, Alain Cadieux & Universcène, Silvana Caffaro, Rodolfo Canale (Selecta), Cantone Ticino, La Caserne, Claudio Chiapparino & Dicastero Eventi Città di Lugano, Éloïse Deschamps, Duo Scarlette, Michel Elliott, Palestra Excalibur, Stefano Fabio, Carolyn Hollinger, Jean-Marc Jacot – Josiane Favre & Parmigiani Fleurier, Daniel Fœdus, Famiglia Garzoni & Gran Hotel Villa Castagnola, Michel Gagnon – Marc Blondeau – Paul Fortin – Danielle Saint-Denis – Nathalie Paquette – Yves Savoie – Sophie Labelle & Place des Arts, Lisa e Mario di Giovani Viaggi, Paul Glass, Roberto Grassi, Mauro Guggia, Lulu Helbek, Mariève Hémond, Stephen Lebire, Anna Locatelli, Città di Lugano, Janicke Morissette, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Auditorio Stelio Molo (RSI), Gioia Orfei, Lorenzo Ortelli, Fausto Ortelli, Camilla Papiri, DanielA Papiri, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Massimo Pedrazzini, Giancarlo Pedrioli, Marcello Peduzzi, Olivier Peyronnaud & Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de Nièvres, Peroni S.p.A (Sandra Battistella, Maurizio Noris e Arch. Gianni Crevacore), Piazzale Milano, Pro Helvetia, Marie Martine Robles, Vincent Sager, Guido Santini, Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Alessandro Seralvo & Cornercard, Comune di Sorengo, Studio 301, Rocco Talleri, Christian Thibault, Mathieu Tisseur, Gaetano Tresoldi, Usine C, Claudio Vitalini, Jennifer Whisper, our parents, our families and our friends.

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

Sarai Gomez

International Booking Agent

Tanja Milosevic

International Booking Agent

Creation partners:


Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola


Caffè Chicco d’Oro

OSI Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

City of Lugano

Cantone Ticino

Pro Helvetia

Place des Arts

Maison de la Culture Nevers et de la Nièvre

Scène Nationale de Bayonne – Sud Aquitain

Ernst Göhner Stiftung

Sintetica – Research Partner