Rally di Taormina

Taormina and other locations along the Sicilian Ionic Coast, 9 and 10 December 2023

 

Two races this year: Rally di Taormina, dedicated to latest generation cars and “Rally di Taormina Legend” with old historic cars that have written the most beautiful pages of the the history of rallies.

 

Departure @2.11 pm from Piazza Duomo

>> Full Program (in Italian) <<

 

MORE INFO

Rally di Taormina > www.rallyditaormina.it

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

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Hilary Chaplain

in “A life in her day”

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 8, 2023 @ 8.30pm

 

Title: A Life in Her Day
Genre: Physical Comedy, puppetry
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 60 mins.

Unconventional and extraordinarily entertaining, this award-winning ” A day in the life” is a wonderful blend of physical comedy, clowning, and serious theatre.

What happens when our heroine discovers an “engagement” ring in the cereal box? A one-hour show where a lone woman and a few objects come together in a delightful and wonderful blend of physical comedy and clever humor,” as our heroine contends with a “pretend family” made up of everyday household objects.

The show exhibits moments of profound subtlety, brimming with humanity and humor.

“A Life in Her Day” is an impeccable display of originality and virtuosity in physical comedy, a beautifully constructed and delivered piece of work that is truly international and intercultural.

Directed by Avner Eisenberg, the Guest Star of the first edition of the Finc Festival in Taormina 2022.

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Hilary Chaplain > https://hilarychaplain.com/

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

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Nicola Virdis

in “Nerd Compilation”

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 8, 2023 @ 5.30pm

 

Title: Nerd Compilation
Genre: Visual Comedy, Contemporary circus, juggling
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 60 mins.

 

Nicola Virdis, the Nerd, presents a whirlwind of gags and comedic situations that engage and entertain the audience.

His show is highly original and never the same; in fact, it is the audience that helps and guides the Nerd in building the sequence of gags and collaboratively constructs the performance’s “lineup” on the spot. With his incredible sense of humor, Virdis will showcase stage actions, musical games, and surreal antics using strictly 80s objects and situations. This helps the audience grasp a very original concept: “if you know how to lose, perhaps you’ve already won.”

Nicola Virdis is a comedian, visual comedy performer, juggler, and contemporary circus artist who graduated from the Cirko Vertigo Academy in Turin.

His character, without speaking, achieved great success on Italy’s Got Talent 2019, receiving the golden buzzer and securing third place in the finals. He has also participated in talent shows in Spain, France, Germany, and Romania. His catchphrase “Turn Around” has garnered millions of views on social media and YouTube.

Virdis, through his comedy, conveys a very important concept: “it doesn’t matter what you do, but how you do it.”

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Nicola Viridis > www.nicolavirdis.it

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

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Double Take Cinematic Circus

in Jump Cut

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 7, 2023 @ 8.30pm

 

Title: Jump Cut
Genre: Contemporary circus
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 50 mins.

 

Founded in 2016 by two acrobats and filmmakers, Summer Hubbard and Raphaël Herault, Double Take – Cinematic Circus is a circus and filmmaking company guided by the exploration and blending of circus and cinema (both on the stage and on the screen).

Combining techniques of both circus and cinema, “Jump Cut” is an acrobatic show built around a story which is the true heart of the performance. Inspired by real events, “Jump Cut” takes you on a journey through time and space, offering a surreal and acrobatic perspective on how Summer and Raphael, as a couple, navigate this life together.

In their living room, which appears to have come straight out of a dream, there is a massive sofa-trampoline, an oversized lamp, and a miniature electric train. It’s a playground full of life, unexpected twists and turns where every moment of life is poetically celebrated, from the most simple to the most tragic.

While giving prominence to visuals and imagery, “Jump Cut” blends various circus techniques which includes: trampoline, partner acrobatics, aerial acrobatics, and floor acrobatics.

Through a unique use of imagery and symbolism combined with innovative set design, the couple have developed a distinctive language that is uniquely theirs, enabling them to tell a story through movement capable of transcending generations.

Intentionally designed to offer various layers of interpretation, “Jump Cut” can be appreciated internationally by audiences of all ages and imaginations.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Double Take Cinematic Circus > www.doubletakecinematiccircus.com

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

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Benoit Turiman

in Le Voisin

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 7, 2023 @ 5.30pm

 

Title: Le Voisin (The Neighbour)
Genre: Mimo
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 60mins

“Benoît Turjman, an actor and mime trained at the International School of Marcel Marceau, takes the audience on a journey through the comical life of his eccentric character in the show ‘The Neighbor”. Without speaking or using vocal effects, he surprises viewers with every moment of the Neighbor’s life and mishaps. The refined soundtrack and variety of set designs give the audience the feeling of watching a movie on the big screen.

“I wanted to depict everyday life, to show the social conventions that guide and sometimes limit how we relate to each other. To show what can exclude us and what brings us together. And I wanted all of this to be told from the perspective of a very ordinary person. Someone who could be our next-door neighbor.

He’s a middle-class bachelor, living modestly. He grapples with everyday life, aspiring to that perfect life depicted in glossy magazines and TV shows. He’s a man without qualities, inept, incompetent, made selfish by fear, but at the same time, naive, curious about everything, and genuinely positive. And he’s about to experience a great love story, the kind we only see in the movies.

The French author and award-winning screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière said, ‘Man finds in myths the tools to forge social bonds, to understand and strengthen the rules of coexistence. Imagination is the cement of a civilization.’ How many stories do we need to grow as individuals?

I wanted to bring many artistic universes that fascinate me to the stage. The universes of great artists like Michel Courtemanche and Rowan Atkinson, Harold Lloyd, and Marcel Marceau. I wanted the audience to open a comic book and attend a musical at the same time.

I wanted the viewer to see all these wonderful universes.

All of this… and somehow also the story of my life!”

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Benoit Turiman > www.benoitturjman.com

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

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Gerardo Mele & Enrico Ferretti

in “Dal Big Ben al Paula Malik
in “La Band’Animal”

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 10, 2023 @ 4.00pm

Genre: Noveau Clown
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 70 mins.

 

This show brings to light the codes of a theatricality in which the actor’s body takes center stage and is inspired by the theatrical pedagogy of Pierre Byland.

A renowned scholar was invited to Taormina to present his innovative research in the field of anthropology.

However, a last-minute unexpected event prevents him from attending. His two assistants – responsible for transportation, translation, and the captivating illustrations of Volumes 1 and 2 of the “Great Notebook of Human History” – find themselves thrust into the challenging role of substitutes.

Flattered by the task, they eagerly dive into the delicate mission of organizing a well-structured and coherent presentation.

Despite their continuous references to the “Great Notebook,” their serious difficulty in accurately placing facts and events in the timeline leads them into absurd, improbable, and tragicomic situations.

The two protagonists, in order to better understand the theories developed by the professor, push their comprehension skills to the extreme. The link (simultaneously scientific and comical) with anthropology allows them to observe and dissect human nature, with its strengths and vulnerabilities, stupidity and wonder, imagination and madness, humor and tragedy.

One of the originalities of the show lies in the gestural ambivalence between the animated and the inanimate, between life and death.

Co-production: International FINC Festival of Taormina (Italy), Clown Sensible Association (Italy), Tiziana Arnaboldi Company (Switzerland), San Materno Theater (Switzerland).

(Source https://fincfestival.com)

 

 

>> International Comedy Festival – Full calendar <<

 

TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

FINC Festival > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

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The Clown Angels

Giorgia Dell’Uomo, Giulia Rabozzi, Silvia Borello

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 3, 2023 @ 5.30pm

 

Title: “BANG BANG”
Genre: Clown, teatro fisico, visual comedy, mimo
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 50mins

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

The Clown Angels > www.theclownangels.com

Theatre Degart > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

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Danny Danno e Diva G.

Un’improbabile Storia D’Amore

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala  B – December 3, 2023 @ 8.30pm

 

Title: Un’improbabile Storia D’Amore
Genre: Visual Comedy – Clown
Audience: suitable for everyone
Duration: 70 mins.

When a cabaret star, incredibly elegant and refined, crosses paths with a sweet but clumsy individual, everything becomes possible.
It’s the beginning of a love story that defies all conventions, between him, awkward, and her, irresistibly self-assured. This tale catapults us into a whirlwind of emotions: from conquest to excitement, from despair to the purest joy.
Gestures speak louder than words, revealing the universal magic of falling in love. Gestures and music are the true protagonists of this show that has toured the world, garnering numerous awards and audience acclaim.

Dandy Danno & Diva G are a comedic duo primarily visual. They share the common goal of introducing the audience to the authentic pleasure of laughter. Silence, the absence of limits and barriers thanks to the universality of body language, draws the audience into constant interaction.

Laughter ensues, allowing oneself to be swept away and actively participating in the performance, which becomes a surreal “bubble” capable of encapsulating, with great purity, actors and spectators.

(Source: https://fincfestival.com)

 

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TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Theatre Degart > https://fincfestival.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

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The Umbilical Brothers

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala B – December 2, 2023 @ 8.30pm

 

Title: “HUGO”
Genre: Comicità fisica e visuale, mimo ed effetti sonori
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 60 mins.

 

The Umbilical Brothers, an Australian comedy duo composed of Shane Dundas and David Collins, met in 1988 at the University of Western Sydney. Despite an initial incident that saw Shane break his nose, they managed to reconcile and develop unique comedic sketches.

Their performances combine mime, dialogue, and vocal sound effects, incorporating puppetry, burlesque, and audience engagement with minimal use of props and lighting.

They have graced prestigious stages such as the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as performing at international comedy festivals. Their shows have been praised by critics and have garnered a wide fan base of all ages.

Awards received include two BAFTAs and an EMMY, a testament to their talent and success in the entertainment industry.

Their performances are a captivating blend of physical comedy, vocal sound effects, and verbal interaction that defy theatrical norms, resulting in a comedic triumph. With over a million monthly online views, their charm continues to captivate audiences of all generations.

 

>> International Comedy Festival – Full calendar <<

 

TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 20,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 15,00

 

MORE INFO

Theatre Degart – https://fincfestival.com/ – info@fincfestival.com, T.  0039 333 6571 686

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

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Hugo Mirò

Taormina Congress Hall, Sala B – December 2, 2023 @ 5.30pm

 

Title: “HUGO”
Genre: TEATRO CIRCO – CLOWN
Audience: Suitable for everyone
Duration: 50 mins.

 

Distracted? Curious?
HUGO is a unique character who discovers the stage as a place to play with the audience, his accomplice, his challenge, the essence. He is an eccentric acrobat, Restless and mischievous comedian, original, daring, and passionate. Needs a constant connection with the audience; to play and give everything in return for… An unexpected gesture? A slight smile?

With careful training in gesture and mime, years of physical and acrobatic preparation, HUGO is an exhaustive work on object play, manipulation. This character invites us to play, to build a time of adventures, imaginary moments, and improbable situations… Suggesting a touch of nostalgia, very close to that of silent films it will transport us to a universe filled with paper airplanes, hats, newspapers, acrobatics, suitcases, grimaces, magic, confetti, laughter, creating a surreal and absurd play space, where everything is possible.

HE wants to play… DO YOU?

All of this arises from the mind and work of Hugo Miró, an artist from Guadalajara, Spain.

Hugo began his journey in the circus world through self-taught means, but along his path, he took various courses in different disciplines, although Hugo always had more curiosity for the world of comedy, and of course, for the clown, this led him to follow a path and focus more on a personal quest. He has worked, shared, and learned from different “masters” such as Leandre Ribera, Churry Silva, Vasily Protsenko… Throughout his journey, he has worked on different projects and with different companies, some of which are well-known, like Ale-Hop company or Jorge Blass, (with whom he worked at the Teatro Circo Price and at the Gala Premios Goya…).

He has worked as Headline Comic/Clown in some circuses such as:
Cirque Imagine (France 2019 & 2021),
Hippodrome Circus Great Yarmouth (UK 2017 & 2018), Circo Sendaviva (Spain 2014 – 2016).
Or at festivals like: 4th and 5th Mondoclowns Festival (France 2019, 2020), Mondoclowns Festival at Chateau du Duras (France 2019)…

And with his solo show, he has participated in various festivals around the world, some of which are renowned.

(Source: fincfestival.com)

 

>> International Comedy Festival – Full calendar <<

 

TICKETS on ticket.it

Adults: € 12,00
Under 18 and Over 65: € 8,00

 

MORE INFO

Hugo Mirò > www.hugomiro.com

FINF Festival > fincfestival.com/ – info@fincfestival.com, T.  0039 333 6571 686

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta