Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade
imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the
grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of
fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched
over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous
with the tragic, and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the
show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and
kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us.
In the director's words: "The show will explore the world of dreams. Proportions
will live in a different, strange dimension: great and small, tragic and ridiculous,
the magic of perfection and the charm of imperfection. (...) The mysticism of this
show will transcend through the voice, its beauty through movement, its craziness
through rhythm, its sensuality through touch, its mystery through gazes, its passion
Corteo evokes the full spectrum of emotion and experience: love, friendship, pain,
joy, wisdom, beauty, life and even death. It's a timeless revel in which illusion
teases reality, exploring the circus arts in a way that challenges the status quo.
The show’s environment takes its inspiration from many architectural sources, especially
Chartres cathedral and its labyrinth, which symbolizes the journey of life for Daniele
Finzi Pasca. "The labyrinth is a great voyage: To find yourself, you have to lose
|Premiere: ||April 21, 2005
|Type: ||Touring / Bigtop
|Finale: ||December 13, 2015
Daniele Finzi Pasca