OCTOBER 5 /14 MANHATTAN NEW YORK CITY: BROADWAY BROOKLYN QUEENS
JULY 18 19 20 AT 9.15 pm CORTE MERCATO VECCHIO VERONA ITALY
IT’S A LONG WAY
A theater play with italian repertoire songs
SIX THEATRICAL WORKS
ONLY A GENIUS
A tribute to the playwriter Mario Fratti
The video of the show to the Polish Museum Vladimir Vysotsky
Director Roberto Totola
Music by Giannantonio Mutto
Songs by Savona Jannacci Gaber Vysotsky
Paintings and spectacular images by Alessandro Capuano
Playwriter Mario Fratti
The work IT’S A LONG WAY merges music to theater; text, music, images, light, work to expand the emotional tension, articulating itself with their combination, in a show that join author song to text, addressing issues of great social and cultural impact into a compelling stage presence.
The texts are by the playwriter Mario Fratti, author ever dark and enigmatic, as written by Stanley Richards, but always immediate. RW Corrigan in “New Theatre of Europe” highlight his ambiguities:
Mario Fratti turns to the man, his is an act of faith in the intelligence against oppression, a catharsis that is born by the anxiety and panic spiritual.
Professor Emeritus of Italian literature at Hunter College in New York, internationally renowned playwright and theater critic. Among his works, The Suicide, The Cage, The Return, The Academy, Mafia, Races, The Bridge, Fratti is known thanks to his musical Nine (inspired by the famous Fellini film, 8 1 / 2), with the who wins the O’Neill Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, five Tony Awards and in 2000 the Award Eight, political theater.
The italian songs:
Virgilio Savona: E’ lunga la strada;
Virgilio Savona: Prova a pesare Annibale;
Giorgio Gaber: Verso il terzo millennio;
Giorgio Gaber: Quando sarò capace di amare;
Enzo Jannacci: Niente;
Enzo Jannacci: Sopra i vetri;
Vladimir Vysotskij: Il volo interrotto;
Vladimir Vysotskij: Dal fronte non è più tornato;
Vladimir Vysotskij: La caccia ai lupi;
Vladimir Vysotskij: Il canto della terra;
Traditional Sephardic Music: La Prima Ves
Director and Cast:
Roberto Totola – Actor and Director
Roberto, actor son of an actor and director father and an opera singer mother, as a child tread the boards in the theater companies founded and directed by his father Giorgio Totola.
He directed and acted in numerous plays, winning awards at National and International Theater Festivals and Exhibitions: Pesaro Italian Theater Festival, Gorizia, Macerata, Rovereto, Montreal World Festival, Cavalaire, Nimes and Monte Carlo Principality of Monaco.
With Shifting Point produces theater plays, films with which he participated in many Film Festivals around the world, winning the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival; he organizes several events, conducts workshops and lessons improving his studies about the école of theater and film directors Stanislavskij, Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook. Actor for various italian theatres, he is an italian film actor, too, he was directed by Franco Giraldi and he acted with Giancarlo Giannini, Raoul Bova, Omero Antonutti.
Marina Furlani Actress and Choreographer
She studied ballet from the age of 4 years with l’Étoile Luciana Novaro in Verona and Milan. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.
She had the opportunity to deepen the study of the jazz and modern dance, theater dance and acrobatic laboratory. She enters in the world of the theater since the age of 14 years and performed leading roles. Participates in several National and International Theatre Festival, won Best Actress at the Italian Nationale Theater Festival of Gorizia and received other special mentions.
With Shifting Point produces theater plays, films with which he participated in many Film Festivals around the world, winning the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival; he organizes several events, conducts workshops and lessons improving his studies about the école of theater and film directors Stanislavskij, Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook.
Giannantonio Mutto – Musician and Composer
Professor at the Conservatory F. Dall’Abaco of Verona since 1980, he alternates his activity of pianist with those of arranger and composer.
He published numerous didactic works and music for children and explored the musical language Latin American and, in particular, the music of Astor Piazzola. He composes music for theater and cinema.
Luca Degani – Musician and Composer
Since he was young studied piano, accordion and bandoneon and later the trombone. He contributes to italian companies music production with national and international artists such as Morris Albert, Tullio De Piscopo, Cecilia Gasdia, Gunther Sanin. He has composed original music for theater plays and soundtracks and jingles for italian television Rai and Mediaset.
Alessandro Capuano - Painter, Set designer
He was born and studied in Naples.
He had many experience in art, photography, theater, cinema, television, graphics, both in Italy and abroad. His creativity and his works have been exhibited in all the world, appreciated and recognized. He had partnerships with many professional photographers as Orestes Pipolo, with the composer Ennio Morricone, the soulful voice Mario Biondi and the singer Patty Pravo.
Artistically inspired by Pop Art, in a tone less commercial but more irreverent.
The theater that has always distinguished SHIFTING POINT is a theater of the group, of physical work, full of signs and significance. Our masters are Stanislavsky, Grotowski, Barba, Strasberg and Peter Brook. Our daily work is training in acting, movement and voice exercises, improvisations.
When working our productions are never thought of in static terms. We love to realized the shows that were created for the stage, also in new and different locations, going to the limit, fighting a ‘closed’ way of thinking that goes in only one direction. Punto in Movimento came into being as the response to a need for renewal and evolution of a group of independent artists and technicians who had been active in the visual and theater arts for 20 years. Their united desire was to produce theater, film and dance by means of new forms of research and language, created with complete artistic freedom.