Filmed on location in Matera, Southern Italy, a Unesco World Heritage site and European Cultural Capital for 2019. The cave town of Matera is one of the earths oldest civilizations, inhabited continuously since Neolithic times. The landscape of Matera is filled with rupestri, or cave churches, which have drawn spiritual seekers for millenia.
NY based choreographer and dancer Elaine Colandrea, whose grandparents are from the Basilicata region of Southern Italy, performs In the Heart of the Cave. She has taught Continuum in these beautifully renovated earth wombs for well over a decade.
Music: AVE – Composed by Morena Boschetto with vocals from Simona Arbizzani & Morena Boschetto.
Filmed & edited by Prue Jeffries
A Watermark Arts project – first in a series filmed in Matera in 2018.
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