“And I never knew the moon could be so big
And I never knew the moon could be so blue”
Jugband Blues, Pink Floyd, 1967
The Auditorium Parco della Musica hosts the hypnotic and suggestive rock opera combining musicians, vocalists, and dancers transport us to the world of the moon: the moon that represents human life with its phases and has always been associated with interiority, sensitivity, and imagination, but which also hides a dark side.
The source of inspiration for the choreographer/director Micha van Hoecke was the timeless, powerful and imaginative music of Pink Floyd. The show opens with the extraordinary Shine on you crazy diamond, with which Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour paid tribute to the former bandmate and co-founder of the group Syd Barrett, who got lost in the dark side of the moon owing to mental health issues.
The music is played live by the Pink Floyd Legend group, recognized as the best tribute to the famous UK band, with the musical direction of Fabio Castaldi. The choreography is perfomed by Raffaele Paganini, the protagonist in the role of Syd Barrett, flanked by a young alter ego, Mattia Tortora, and Daniele Cipriani Company talents.
A masterful play of lights, lasers, and video projections transforms the stage into a surreal scenario inhabited by poetic and melancholy creatures, giving life to a dreamlike, intense and evocative story about distant and sidereal worlds, yet very close because inside each of us.
Photo: Ufficio Stampa Musica per Roma