"La Verità is a timeless paragon of how far the body can be pushed to create beautiful images that shock and inspire."
La Verità truly lives up to its name, a gripping and exciting exploration into a cornucopia of visual pleasures inspired by the pre-eminent Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí. Compagnia Finzi Pasca seamlessly merges elements of music, dance, acrobatics, circus and storytelling to create a spectacle unlikely to be matched at this year's Sydney Festival.
Maestro of such extravaganzas as Sochi's Olympic Closing Ceremony and Cirque du Soleil's Corteo, writer-director Daniele Finzi Pasca adds yet another glorious feather to his cap. This imagining is luminous and vivacious, brimming with moments of comedy and wonder. The backdrop for the show, a newly rediscovered work of Dalí's, Mad Tristan, inspires the action on stage, helping to create a narrative arc in wondrous visuals.
The multi-talented performers move through this Dalí-esque landscape of stark images, strange creatures and playgrounds with the ease and rigour of virtuosos. The show is clearly the result of a meticulous and gruelling rehearsal, with passion bleeding throughout; the effect for the audience is credulity.
At bottom, La Verità is a timeless paragon of how far the body can be pushed to create beautiful images that shock and inspire, coaxing wow moments at every turn. A testament to one man's vision brought to life through an ensemble of performers at the peak of their crafts. This show is not to be missed.
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