Our interview with Lauren Celentano happened just after the professional dancer had received “the call of a lifetime.” We’re not gonna lie — even we screamed in delight. But before that, Celentano had to take a bit of a career detour, as well as an international journey. The 23-year-old Cheshire native has had the goal of performing on Broadway sin...

When: October 18 2022 at 8:00 pm - Where: Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 - RSVP HERE ARTEMIS DANZA presents SECRET FIRES, a contemporary dance performance celebrating #Pasolini100. Produced by ARTEMIS DANZA / MONICA CASADEI With the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, Emilia Romagna Region, Province and Munici...

When: October 11, 2022 at 7PM - Where: Club Fugazi, 678 Green St, San Francisco - Free Admission. Registration required. Masks and current proof of Covid-19 vaccination required. “In the seventies, as a young man, I started the "Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare" (New Company of Popular Singing), a musical band that took inspiration from unknown so...

Thursday, September 29, 2022. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. I AM Books - 124 Salem Street - Boston, MA 02113. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Please purchase your tickets here. Join I AM Books for an evening of traditional and modern Sicilian music with I Beddi! "Di folk in folk" is a performance with sounds, songs, lyrics and tales belongi...

This past week, my daughter Stella had her first dance class of the season. She looked so cute in her pink tutu and her ballet slippers. Her enthusiasm for the class was infectious and when my wife called me from the car on the way to her class, I could hear her telling me “Going to dance, Dad” in her cutest little voice. That evening I asked her t...

A 1985 newspaper article about Shirley Fedeli's quest for dancers for her fledging dance troupe is the origin of Bea Ricotta's love for Amici Italiani. "My mom saw it and said, 'You like to dance. Why don't you do this?'" Ricotta found the dancing and the camaraderie to be so much fun that the dancers donned their costumes and danced the following...

The Italian Cultural Society folk dance troupes, both children and adult, are once again performing at public events as the Italian American community organizations reopen their events and activities. Summertime is Italian Festival time and many Italian festivals are resuming their role as a celebration of all things Italian. Watch a video here.On...

The popular "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden Sunday, July 24 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The live family-friendly concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts: opera and ballet, featuring famous music from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and popular Italian songs with The C...

Thursday, May 26, 2022. 6:00 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT. Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman St. - Pittsburgh, PA. Register here. Imagine an assignment in college as a dance major opening a door and leading you to a life-long mission after just one performance. Anna Harsh made a vision board in 6th grade about dancing professionally, traveling to Italy,...

Vittorio Piovani is a barber in Traversetolo, a village in central Italy. Every Sunday, he dons an elegant suit, shines his shoes, curls his long moustache and goes dancing at a club in a nearby town, like many other weekend clubbers. Except Piovani is a 75-year-old grandfather of three, living for a scene that gives him a deep-rooted sense of comm...