Compagnia Finzi Pasca
At the confluence of circus and theatre, this production is a poetic, musical, and sensory recreation of the imaginary world of a woman who left us too soon. Daniele Finzi Pasca, well-known for his creations with Éloize and Cirque du Soleil, developed this compelling show as a tribute to his spouse, who died in May 2016. A dazzling hymn to the richness of life and love, marking the return to Quebec City of the creator of the unforgettable solo performance Icaro.
On a gutted stage, technicians and artists move like cats in the dark, preparing and diving slowly into the story. The story gradually envelopes the audience member: it’s the story of a book offered as a gift, a garden to build, and a fight like this one that we all, sooner or later, will have to go through.
Julie believed that all people should try to build an internal garden where they can take refuge, where they can welcome those they love, those that are lost, and those they want to meet in a personal space. So we will tell this story with a bench and a garden. We’ll include the fragility that each of us protects with armour as well as fond memories of her laughter, her notebooks filled with annotations and calculations, her advice, and her dreams.
We have often told these stories behind closed doors, imagined in the secret box we carry attached to the top of our shoulders in which we create dreams and imaginary journeys. This show is dedicated to those who plant the seeds that become trees and to those who create open, imagined places for reflection and for soothing the soul.
- Daniele Finzi Pasca
Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2019 — 135 minutes with intermission $39 — $55
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What People Are Saying...
A show for remembering, loving and celebrating life.
The eyes fill with beauty; the heart with poetry and lightness.
It’s above all an act of love—generous, passionate, personal...
Playwright, Director, Co-Lighting Designer, and Co-Choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca
Music and Orchestration, Sound Designer and Choreographer Maria Bonzanigo
Set and Property Designer Hugo Gargiulo
Production Advisor Antonio Vergamini
Costume Designer Giovanna Buzzi
Co-Lighting Designer and Production Director Alexis Bowles
Video Designer Roberto Vitalini for bashiba.com
Air Sculpture Designer Daniel Wurtzel
Co-Sound Designer and Head Sound Technician Fabio Lecce
Assistant Director and Stage Manager Allegra Spernanzoni
Assistant Director, Touring Artistic Director, and Choreographic Research Geneviève Dupéré
Make-Up Designer Chiqui Barbé
Touring Technical Team
Stage Manager, Artistic Coordinator and Assistant Touring Allegra Spernanzoni
Tour Director Patrizia Capellari
Head Rigger Jens Leclerc
Sound Technicians Alessandro Napoli and Fabio Lecce
Head Stagehand and Video Nicolò Baggio
Creation and Production Team
Production Compagnia Finzi Pasca
In Coproduction with LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura), RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, OSI Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Guadalajara UDG et Teatro Donizetti
Technical Director and Assistant to the Co-Lighting Designer Marzio Picchetti
Project Managers Anna Casari and Patrizia Capellari
Accountant Amal Meroni
Assistant Technical Directors Julien De La Sablonnière and Nicolò Baggio
Visual Arts, Photography, and Image Research Viviana Cangialosi
Head Rigger Jens Leclerc
Head Lighting Director Julien De La Sablonnière
Communication Samuele Ponzio
Assistant to the Video Designer Sebastiano Barbieri
Funding Research and Editor Claudia Lafranchi Cattaneo
Administrative Advisor and Accountant Lorenzo Ortell
Archive Director Marco Finzi Pasca
Special Project Director Mag Goyer
International Booking Sarai Gómez, Chiqui Barbé and Tanja Milosevic
Musical Production of the RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera
Execution by the OSI Orchestra della Svizzera italiana
Orchestra Conductor Kevin Griffiths
Sound Engineer Wolfgang Müller
Musical Production Alissa Nembrini
Archives Loredana Botta
Collaborator to the Costume Designer Lisa Rufini
Seamstress Sara Bianchi
Costume Maker Sartoria SlowCOSTume
Custom-made Armour Spadanera di Jacopo Matricciani
Technical Design Matteo Verlicchi
Project Collaborator Marco Meier
Video of Julie Facundo and Juan Ponce de León, Mueca Films
Creation Partners Cornèrcard, Fidinam, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Caffè Chicco d’Oro et Helsinn – International Partner
Helped by Ville de Lugano , Cantone Ticino , Pro Helvetia, Claypaky – Official Lighting Supplier, Sintetica – Research Partner -, et AIL SA