Dancing at Dusk: Italian Folk Dance

Take a fiery journey through the south of Italy featuring dances performed as ritual by the women of Southern Italy, and the authentic tarantella used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, as well as love songs, lullabies, processional chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, known as Tammorriata. The music comes from different regions of Italy, mainly Naples, Calabria, Sicily, Puglia, and has a very unique world-music sound.

A big feature of the show is the amazing stilt dancer Mark Mindek, who plays different masked characters while dancing wildly on stilts.

At the end of our concert we invite the audience to dance the tarantella or “pizzica” with red ribbons in a circle to celebrate life and good energy.

Alessandra Belloni will be teaching the following dances:

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Bedford, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Times: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing: