Dance is a social art form that happens in crowded rooms full of people. Partnering and dance instruction are all about touching. Movement requires large spaces. So what happens in a period of enforced separation and reduced square footage? American dancers are just beginning to deal with these challenges. In addition to the stress of not being abl...

Saturday, March 7. 7pm. West Bank Cafe - 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036. Tickets are $25.00 for this performance plus a $20.00 food and/or beverage minimum per person. Click HERE for tickets In honor of International Women’s Month, Festa DellaDonna is a celebration of Italian-American women and their contributions to the arts, featuring a talented l...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm Light Snack (Appetizers & beverages), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online.‌Join Angela Cacciarru and...

A Bronx Tale is known to many as a film starring Robert De Niro (Joker) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) about an Italian-American boy who is torn between two worlds in the Bronx. Before it was a film, it was a one-man play by Palminteri that premiered in the ’80s, which is based on his life story. It then evolved into a musical stage play...

The Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome presents SALONE!, a multimedia/live performance event showcasing the work of world-renown choreographers, artists, composers, actors, and artisans who have each been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. The premiere event will take place on March 24, 2020, at Roulette in Brooklyn, within a vibra...

Friday January 17, 2020. Mediterranean Pulse - Ritmi della terra, NEWPOLI performs LIVE at Drom in the East Village, 85 Avenue A, NY. Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7 PM. Ages 21+ $15. Buy Tickets here. Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-e...

It’s not every day you’re asked to perform at Carnegie Hall along with a world-renowned vocalist. Just ask Melissa Ottaviano and her students at the Dream Studio for the Performing Arts in Tottenville — and they’ll tell you exactly how it happened. Award-winning singer, Cristina Fontanelli — who’s the PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Boce...

Everyone knows Mario Cantone as Charlotte York's fast-talking, Italian-stallion GBF Anthony, who marries Carrie Bradshaw's mild-mannered GBF Stanford, RIGHT? Well, Mario Cantone (Anthony) will star in the world premiere production of Bliss, an "original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down." Here's a further syn...

There are many pleasures to be had in watching Patti LuPone perform, particularly on a Broadway stage. There’s her powerful, flexible singing voice, undiminished at age 70. There’s her operatically expressive face, her sharply detailed characterizations. There’s also the plain fact that to see LuPone at maximum, commanding intensity — her default m...

When a 10-year-old girl gets smitten with dance and harbors dreams of making a profession of it, don’t laugh — it can happen. In fact, that describes how Donna Vittorio, artistic director of Chicago’s Ballet Légere, launched a path that landed her in the terpsichorean trade. “Growing up Italian in my family greatly influenced my interest in the art...