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“Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna”
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 12 @ 9:00 pm
Alessandra Belloni and her Italian Folk Music Theatre troupe, I Giullari di Piazza, invite you to review “Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna,” a music and dance concert at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30. This one-time performance celebrates the launch of Ms. Belloni’s book, “Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna” (Inner Traditions – Bear & Company), which is presently No. 1 on Amazon pre-sales in the category of Folk dances.
Ms. Belloni and her ensemble of nine will enact live versions of stunning music and dances that can otherwise only be found on the CD that accompanies the book. Healing chants, ritual drumming and trance dance ceremonies from Southern Italy, France, Spain and Brazil that honor the Black Madonna will be performed. These include rites of the Tammorriata, the transgender rite of Femminielli, and the erotic “spider dance” of the Tarantella, which has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean for healing.