Daniele Finzi Pasca

Conception & Director, Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

Daniele Finzi Pasca

Daniele Finzi Pasca

Conception & Director, Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Daniele Finzi Pasca lives in three worlds at once: stage directing, circus arts, and the art of clowning. Born into a family steeped in the arts (his great-grandfather, grandfather and father were photographers while his mother was a painter), he started his career as a gymnast and became a circus artist before delving into the world of theater. In 1983, he headed to India where he volunteered to care for terminally ill patients in Calcutta. On his return to Switzerland, he created the company Teatro Sunil in 1986 where he went on to direct close to twenty shows. His impressive career includes Icaro, a monologue imagined for a single spectator. Presented in 15 countries in six different languages over the past 20 years, the show was recognized by the theater critics association of Montevideo as the “Best Foreign Show.” Daniele went on to publish Come Acqua Allo Specchio, a collection of short stories. He also wrote and performed in Aitestás, considered the “Best Foreign Show” by the national theater critics association of Mexico. In the early 2000s, he came back to Quebec where he directed Visitatio, a coproduction of Teatro Sunil and Carbone 14, then directed the shows Nomade (2002), Rain (2003) and Nebbia (2007) for Cirque Éloize. In 2011, he founded Compagnia Finzi Pasca with Julie Hamelin Finzi and the members of Teatro Sunil. Together they created operas and other productions including Donka – A Letter to Chekhov, a coproduction with The Chekhov International Theater Festival and Vidy-Lausanne Theater to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anton Chekhov. They created La Vérità (2013) and Bianco su Bianco (2014), among others. Daniele also directed the Closing Ceremony of both the Olympic Games in Torino (2006) and the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games (2014). Daniele picked up several awards over the years including the 2012 Hans Reinhart Ring – the highest distinction in Swiss theater – in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the performing arts. He was chosen to create and direct the next edition of the Wingrowers’ Festival of Vevey, Switzerland, in 2019, an event held every 25 years that attracts hundreds of thousands people. After Corteo, LUZIA is Daniele Finzi Pasca’s second collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.

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Chief Executive Officer at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Creation Director at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Composer & Musical Director, Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Director of Creation Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Director of Creation Toruk-the First Flight at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Chief Creative Content Officer & Director of Creation Iris at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Director at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.

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Conception & Director, Luzia at Cirque du Soleil, Inc.
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Cirque du Soleil, Inc. operates as a theatrical entertainment company. The firm creates and produces shows, events, and special projects; and provides creative content for various projects. The company was founded by Guy Laliberté in 1984 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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