234th Season

Daniele Finzi Pasca

Stage Director

DANIELE FINZI PASCA was born in Lugano, Switzerland in 1964.

Director, author, choreographer, and clown, Daniele Finzi Pasca was born into a family of
photographers and grew up in his father's darkroom, following in the footsteps of his grandfather
and great-grandfather. His collaboration with his brother Marco began early in life and together
they founded two small soccer teams: Finfazu and Canarivi. Gymnastics introduced Daniele to the
circus world and he later took his first steps on stage under the guidance of a clown named Fery.
In 1983, he moved to India, where he worked as a volunteer looking after the sick. Upon returning
to Switzerland, he founded Teatro Sunil, which he still directs. His lifelong fascination with
clowning led to a collaboration with Maria Bonzanigo. Together they developed a theatrical
technique they would call "Teatro della Carezza".

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg
 
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