ChiaroScuro, filmed by Prue Jeffries on the limestone landscape of Matera, Italy, is an elemental setting that resonates with my soul. The earth wombs, caves that were once sea beds, cradled Claudia Catani, Naomi Walker and me ~ Elaine Colandrea
Music: Stella Maris by Moby courtesy of mobygratis.com.
Filmed with permission in San Falcione, Parco Murgia Timone, Matera, Italia
Special thanks to Maria Teresa Barbaro & Paolo Montagna, Director CEA Matera
Photo Gallery from the filming of Chiaroscuro
In the Heart of the Cave; Nel Cuore della Caverna
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 - MateraDanceScapes first in the series filmed in Matera in 2018.