Welcome to the wondrous universe of La Verita, a dream-like circus extravaganza from the director of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo and Luzia. Part love story, part lush dreamscape, La Verita is performed against the replica of a monumental Salvador Dalí backdrop that sparked the show and unfolds as a colourful, acrobatic spectacle where rhinos juggle, wine corks fall from the sky, and a troupe of Dalí-faced ballet dancers rivals a forest of enormous, towering dandelions.
With an extra serving of humour and heart, 11 multitalented artists play instruments, sing, juggle, contort, clown and Can-Can amongst unfurling flowers, ladders suspended in empty space, impossible balances, dismantled bodies, blindfolds, feathers and sequins. The internationally-renowned director Daniele Finzi Pasca has pulled off everything from an Olympic ceremony to productions with English National Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Compagnia Finzi Pasca finally bring their mix of astonishing acts and fantastic visuals to Brisbane. Tickets and event times vary, so check out the Brisbane Festival website to see what’s available.