Matera 2019

"Abitare Futuro" is the theme inspiring this Altofest special edition. From 4th of November to 8th of December, over 26 international artists with performances in 11 towns of Basilicata Region, in 5 different areas, will be hosted by residents in their houses, which then become venues that welcome audiences.

These artistic works breakthrough the households' daily life, giving rise to the poetic part of life.
Altofest explores experimental sociality through contemporary live art. It is based on the principle of proximity, gift, mutual care, giving rise to a direct relationship between the artist and the citizen, inaugurating a dialogue on the profound sense of hospitality.

Photo credits: Flaviana Frascogna

Co-produced by


Gesualdi | Trono (artistic direction)
Loretta Mesiti (dramaturg)

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