The internationally renowned writer and director Daniele Finzi Pasca has pulled off everything from an Olympic ceremony and a production with the English National Opera to Cirque du Soleil. Compagnia Finzi Pasca bring their mix of astonishing acts and fantastic visuals to Parramatta in La Verità, ushering in spirit and spectacle inspired by a recently rediscovered painting by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí.
Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca. La Verità is an acrobatic and theatrical show featuring twelve acrobats and a spectacular curtain by Salvador Dalí as the inspiration for the surrealist visual landscape and large scale spectacle of the work. Combining circus, clowning, acrobatics, theatre, dance and music – with an extra serving of humour and heart – Compagnia Finzi Pasca let their imagination run wild in a thrilling experience that is sure to have made that illustrious moustache twitch with delight.
Compagnia Finzi Pasca began in 2011 when the two companies, Teatro Sunil and Inlevitas, merged with the desire to develop artistic projects which continue to broaden the “Theatre of the Caress” spectrum, a theatrical technique based on the invisible gesture and the state of lightness. La Verità was the first work developed by this amalgamation of two companies and has toured Europe, the Middle East and South America to outstanding reactions.
The original backdrop was painted in the 1940’s in New York by Dalí who intended it to be used for Tristan Fou (Mad Tristan), a ballet he had imagined, but that was never staged. The curtain was forgotten for years and only recently rediscovered in a forgotten box at the New York Ballet company and in 2010, Finzi Pasca was given permission by the estate to develop a new work inspired by the curtain. Liquid fabric, stark shadows, puppets and the vastness of the production belong to the dimension of dreams. Now this rare and surrealist dream spectacle comes to Sydney.
Where: Riverside Theatre
When: Preview – 7 January at 7.30pm (2015)
8 – 17 January: Tue – Fri at 7.30pm /Sat at 2pm & 7.30pm / Sun at 2pm / No performance Monday
Tickets: Premium $65 / A Reserve $55 / $50 / B Reserve $35 / Family Ticket $180 (A Reserve, 2 Adults & 2 Children)
Duration 125 mins including interval. Suitable for ages 7+