Event Information
Theater for the New City Presents
Rhythm Is The Cure
Monday, April 22, 2013 through Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dedicated to the healing of women through the power of drumming & dance

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.


director of the Italian Folk Music, Dance & Theatre company I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA
Artist in Residence at the cathedral of St John the Divine, REMO artist
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. Original songs compose by Alessandra dedicated to the Black Madonna, and Goddess of Love and Waters Yemanja, Brazilian Rhythms and chants inspired by her travels to Brazil , Hawaii, Italy and France.

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. Featuring Alessandra Belloni : voice , Southern Italian tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, Bodhran, shakers, berimbao, harmonium.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.