La Verità is an experience that’ll have you gasping as much at its imaginative feats as its physical ones. Daniele Finzi Pasca has overseen not one but two Winter Olympics closing ceremonies so knows how to stage a spectacular show.

This one has you entering the world of a surrealist painting, with its heady mix of acrobatics, theatre, dance and music performed against the monumental Salvador Dalí backdrop that sparked the show.

But where Dalí was inspired by nightmares, Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s “gaze is always charmed, inspired by dreams”. This is a dream you won’t want to wake from, as the agility of mind and body displayed by these cirque veterans leaves you breathless.


© Salvador Dalí, Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí

Sponsored by Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Cornercard, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI), Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI), La Place des Arts, Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre, Scène Nationale de Bayonne – Sud Aquitaine, Città di Lugano, Canton Ticino, Pro Helvetia, Caffè Chicco d’Oro, Fidinam, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Sintetica – Research Partner.

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Exhilarating, fun and at times terrifying, says DANZ review.

Unique and unforgettable, says The Dominion Post's review.

La Verità feature in The Dominion Post.


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St James Theatre

2hrs 5mins (Inc 20min interval)


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