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  • Jan 22
    NYU Casa Italiana,  NYC
  • Jan 30
    Hawaii Loa Ridge,  Honolulu
  • Feb 1
    Rhythm is The Cure in Hawaii! Healing Dance & Drumming Retreat, Feb. 1 - 8, 2020,  Waianae

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Rhythm is the Cure Workshop

Rhythm is the Cure is an intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula.

The number of participants and length of the workshop can be customized to your needs--one day to 10 days is possible.

Contact Alessandra for more details and to discuss programming Rhythm is the Cure near you!

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Give to I Giullari di Piazza

I Giullari di Piazza is a non-profit organization based in the State of New York devoted to presenting authentic Southern Italian music/dance/theater dating back to the 13th century. For over 30 years the group has created new musical and theatrical works based on folk music and dance, ritual theater, and commedia dell' arte. The group's founders Alessandra Belloni (vocals, percussion, ritual dance) and John T. La Barbera (chitarra battente - Renaissance folk guitar, mandolin) have spent many years researching the songs, dances, and ritual chants of southern Italy. The Italian-born Alessandra Belloni, called a “Mediterranean volcano,” is regarded as an important voice in traditional southern Italian music and dance today.

If you make a contribution, with your permission, we would include you as one of our sponsors in our concert programs.

Donation Levels

--A donation to I GIULLARI of up to $150 includes a listing of your name as one of our sponsors in all our performance programs
--Become a Patron with donation of $150 to $249 and receive a CD Tarantella Spider Dance.
--Become an Angel with a donation from $250 to $499 and receive a CD and DVD of Tarantella Spider Dance.
--Become an Archangel with a donation from $500 and up and receive a CD, DVD and Book.

To make a tax-deductible donation please make checks payable to:

and mail to:
Alessandra Belloni I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA
c/o Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Telephone: (646) 322-4637

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