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An independent group of young Italian artists; a Sicilian indie-rock band; one of the greatest land-art works in the world and a small, fierce town always fighting to keep its memory alive.
Combining land-art, dance and music is the ultimate goal of “The Dance of the Living Stones”, a project born to illustrate the image of Sicily and a piece of Italian history in a creative way.
We have realised an videoclip in Alberto Burri’s Grande Cretto, a land-art work rising on the ruins of the old town of Gibellina flattened by the devastating 1968 earthquake of Belice.
The Cretto, a gigantic clump of concrete, has always been considered a symbol of a tragedy: in this project it wants to be a place of rebirth instead, freeing the town of Gibellina from its sad past. In “The Dance of the Living Stones”, the static land-art work becomes dynamic, with dancing bodies and music celebrating the way too-little-known art masterpiece by Alberto Burri.
Dancers are covered in liquid clay and emerge from the Cretto following an amazing choreography created by duo MÒSS. Dance embodies a dialogue between the new and the old, the present and the past, narrating the history of this very specific and amazing part of Sicily.
This choreography aims at illustrating a day of pure magic and life in a huge, silent theatre, away from everything and everyone. We want to resuscitate, even for just a minute, the lost souls and the spirit of Gibellina taken away by the earthquake almost 50 years ago.
This work is necessary also to provide documentary evidence of a significant moment in Italian art history: the Cretto has just been completed after more than 30 years, and it will soon be restored. The first (and older) grey part will be blended with the more recent white one, giving this land-art work a new homogeneous look.

  • Angelo De Grande
  • Angelo De Grande
  • Peppe Dugo
  • Sabrina Fraternali
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2017
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Director - Angelo De Grande