This is Matera in the region of Basilicata, Italy. A town with an unique history that has been chosen as the European City of Culture in Italy for 2019. Opera Circus is working with artists and educationalists in Matera on a new opera, The Silent City and an exploratory informal education programme linked to opera and migrants in Italy, the UK (Dorset), Greece, Spain and Belgium.
Opera Circus is partnering with Bournemouth University on this 4 year Arts and Humanities Research Council Project called Changing the Story. Please see the web site for this fascinating research project. Our work will be part of the Kosovo process because of our history of engagement in the Balkan region in particular with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. This is an exceptional opportunity to further the use of arts and cultural activities with young people in areas of post conflict. Thanks to Professor Stephanie Schwanders-Sievers for this opportunity. https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125052/centre_for_world_cinemas_and_digital_cultures/3107/changing_the_story