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.
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
Daniele Finzi Pasca
Author, Director, Lights and choreographies co-design
Music, Choreographies co-design and Sound design
Set and Props design
Lights co-design and Production director
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Make-up and Hairstyle designer
Assistant Director and Tours Artistic director
Assistant Director and Stage manager
Sound co-design and Sound technician
Air Sculpture design
Current CastAllegra Spernanzoni, Andrée-Anne Gingras-Roy, Beatriz Sayad, David Menes, Félix Salas, Francesco Lanciotti, Jess Gardolin, James Kingsford-Smith, Jens Leclerc, Marco Paoletti, Micol Veglia, Nicolò Baggio, Rolando Tarquini and Stéphane Gentilini
Original Cast 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
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
Technical director and Assistant light designer: Marzio Picchetti
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, Sarai Gómez and Tanja Milosevic
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
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
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).
Daniele Kueh (bass guitar), Kickboxing Montreal, Marco Nevano (saxophone) and Nicole Della Ca (transverse flute).
Cornèrcard, Fidinam, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola and Caffè Chicco d’Oro
In co-production with:
LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura), RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, OSI Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Guadalajara UDC and Teatro Donizetti
With the support of:
City of Lugano, Cantone Ticino, Pro Helvetia, Claypaky – Official Lighting Supplier, Sintetica – Research Partner and AIL SA
The founders and producers of Compagnia Finzi Pasca:
Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Hugo Gargiulo, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo.