Maria Grazia Fontana
Davide Orlandi Dormino
Franco Ventura and Attilio Fontana
A Musical by Maria Grazia Fontana, Attilio Fontana, Franco Ventura, Michela Andreozzi, Giulio Costa.
Not a fact or an event but a complicated interweaving of men, women and ideas, of aspirations and desires, of expectations and disappointments: this is sixty-eight, a year full of contradictions, spontaneous movements and rebellions.
Italian Rock Musical and '68 is also a musical show, which does not pretend to tell what happened in that year but to cross, in a continuous and choral flow, all the areas that have suffered from this wave of change: from the family to the university, from the economic boom to the factory, from the clashes with the police to music, from the miniskirt to the Jeopardy.
Italian Rock Musical 68 does not present itself as a single linear path, but as a web of paths: of conformism, of diversity, of dialogue, of solitude, of misunderstanding, of revolution. Musical paths, which untangle themselves in several directions, and which lead to the "square", outside the private spheres, the rejection of the values of the fathers, the imagination of young people and the hopes of a better future.
Thye making-of and the musical world behind
Music is the great protagonist of '68; in particular, for the first time, new, absolutely distinct genres from different parts of the world converged in our country. Looking at the top ten of the time it is easy to see the Rolling Stones next to the Geghegé, the Beatles next to Gianni Morandi, the Doors next to Zum Zum Zum.
And Music is also the means through which Jonny, the protagonist of the work, communicates: a boy like many others, with confused ideas, undecided whether to enter into the homologating logic of the world around him or whether to find his own way.
In front of many choices, Jonny responds with silence.
In front of emotions, with the electric guitar, the only travel companion in a symbolic journey from life to death.