Few things are consistent throughout human history. The use of dance as an expression of culture and self-expression, and as a method of veneration to higher powers, is one of those constants. Exaltation will explore the universal use of dance around the world to communicate a reverence for the spiritual.
Dance unites a myriad expressions of religion, custom, and belief. The filmmakers, who are dancers and choreographers themselves, will travel the world observing self-expression through dance in many locations from remote villages to massive cathedrals. Director Matthew Diamond and his team hope to spark dialogue and interfaith understanding, and to communicate that although we come from different backgrounds and cultures, there are some things that unite us all.
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Production is underway and the Exaltation filmmakers are headed to Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey, to capture whirling dervishes and a religious film festival.