This August – Somatic Cinema!

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This August, Watermark Arts is thrilled to adventure into a new medium of creative exchange – the Zoom film premiere! We invite you to reserve your place in the virtual audience as we share two new films with subjects quite dear to me.

Sunday, August 16, 1 – 2 PM EDT 

A trio of short dance films responding to the canyons and caverns of Matera in southern Italy, a site steeped in mythology and human history as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Q&A with choreographer Elaine Colandrea, filmmaker Prue Jeffries, composer Morena Boschetto, and performers Claudia Catani and Naomi Walker will follow the films. Special guests Teresa Barbaro and Paolo Montagna will join live from Matera to speak about the distinctive features of the film location.

Susan Harper
Heart of Continuum

Sunday, August 23, 1 – 2:30 PM EDT 

A cinematic celebration of Susan’s extraordinary life journey.
Born in Africa to missionary parents, Susan began her devoted exploration of Continuum with Emilie Conrad in 1975, partnering with her in various ways until Emilie’s death in 2014. Continuum Montage, Susan’s lifework, began as a record company and grew into the full expression of the innovative somatic practices born of Susan’s deep inquiries and collaborative nature. Susan Harper, Heart of Continuum was created to honor Susan’s 70th birth year. A birthday toast with Susan will follow the film.

Reservations are limited for these one-time-only events. Reserve by clicking on the designated premiere buttons below. I hope to see you at Materadancescapes, Susan Harper, or best of all – both!

With enormous excitement,
Elaine and the Watermark Arts Creative Team

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