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Center for Modern Dance Studio, 84 Euclide Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
We’ll learn the traditional ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, in use for centuries throughout the Mediterranean as music and dance therapy. We’ll create a community healing ritual as our bodies move in ways that help us to open the energy points and stay grounded. According to what Alessandra observed in her practice and personal experience in teaching healing workshops around the world, “tarantismo” may be defined as depression or sadness caused by unrequited love or abuse. In modern day music therapy the tarantella rhythm targets especially women.
We will also learn a unique style of traditional Southern Italian frame drum & tambourine playing, including variations of the 4/4 rhythm of the Tammorriata.These rhythms and movements represent an unbroken chain of inspiration and expression of sound and dance, dating back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, and kept alive into the present. We will learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, traditionally done by women. Empowering women to get in touch with their ancient frame drumming traditions, achieve inner balance and relief of stress while restoring spiritual and physical energy is a major theme of this work.
Tambourine and frame drum - Put into practice with frame drum technique. Alessandra as facilitator embraces the Tammorriata- 4/4 rhythm in honor of the Black Madonna with African origins– making a circle of frame drum players. The focus is to give the participants a practical tool to use in their practices, using small percussion instruments such as tambourines together with movement and exercises for grounding and opening the heart chakra.
Alessandra will also speak about her book: growing up with the Black Madonna; the universal Mother is everywhere; the hidden continuity, from Cybele and Isis to the Black Madonna;
For more information:https://alessandrabelloni.com/tarantella-the-black-madonna-drumming-and-dance-workshop
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