NEAPOLITAN CHRISTMAS SHOW

Come celebrate the Holidays with us,

Italian Style!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Alessandra Belloni and I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA present the beloved NEAPOLITAN RENAISSANCE Commedia dell'Arte CHRISTMAS SHOW

LA CANTATA DEI PASTORI

Dec. 16, 17th, 21st, 22nd at 8 PM

Dec. 18 at 5 PM

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY

155 First Avenue, New York NY

TICKETS $25

 

http://theaterforthenewcity.net/lacantatadeipastori.html

 

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HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

 

I am very grateful to all of you for your past support of I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA which has helped us reach OUR 35THANNIVERSARY! 

 

We now need the help of all our supporters because our organization has again been denied our yearly grant from the New York State Council on the Arts which we had received since 1982!   This grant has made it possible for us to present our programs to the Italian Communities throughout New York State.  Without this grant we are facing a $5,000 deficit for the 2016 fiscal year.

 

For this reason, we are holding our annual Christmas Benefit:

DECEMBER 7 AT 7 PM

ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM 

155 MULBERRY STREET. NEW YORK NY

ADMISSION $60

 

Contact Abelloni@aol.com for more information

 

We will present excerpts from our Christmas show LA CANTATA DEI PASTORI, serve food & wine, and will honor our special supporters. There will be a raffle, and books and CDs available for purchase.  

The funds that we will raise will go towards the expenses of the full production of our beloved and audience favorite Neapolitan Renaissance Christmas show LA CANTATA DEI PASTORI (the Shepherds Cantata), opening Dec. 16 at Theater for the New City. 

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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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 Internationally renowned  Singer, percussionist

Alessandra Belloni Remo Signature series Artist presents

RHYTHM IS THE CURE a one woman show

Dedicated to the healing power of drumming and the Tarantella Rhythm 

This is a one woman show  featuring voice, percussion and ritual dance, including Southern Italian tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, Bodhran, shakers, berimbao, harmonium.

       This fiery “percussive journey” through the South of Italy will explore through songs, dance and rhythm, magic rituals, tarantellas used as music therapy and exorcism, healing chants  in honor of the Black Madonna, lullabies, love ballads, work chants and protest song.

The performance ends with the authentic Pizzzica Tarantata, the healing trance dance from Puglia used as an exorcism to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, a mental disorder that afflicted mainly women, and which goes back to the ancient Greek rites of Dyonisus.

 

Alessandra Belloni is the only woman in the United States and in Italy specialized in the Southern Italian tambourine style together with the singing and the dancing.  She is also the first one to design a line of Southern Italian Signature Series tambourines made by REMO, author of the first book/DVD on Tarantella  rhythms entitled RHYTHM IS THE CURE with Mel  Bay Publications. Now designing special tambourine brushes with Pro-Mar.

Artist in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, she has been voted one of the best percussionists in the world.

 

For more information: email Abelloni@aol.com and visit www.alessandrabelloni.com or www.youtube.com/alessandrabelloni  or www.youtube.com/alessandrabella7