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...

Saturday October 26 at 7:30 PM: Sunday October 27 at 6:30 PM. Theatre St. Jean Baptiste, 150 East 76th Street, NY. Tickets: $25; $15 seniors/students/dancers. Reservations here. Dancers: Maria Vittoria Villa, Cassandra Orefice, Fernando Carrillo, James Samson, James Johnson, Brian Castillo, Melissa Anderson, Josh Beaver, Lil Aronoff and Alessandra...

Tuesday, October 22 • 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Alessandra Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical practices to heal women and men and shows how these practices can be us...

Matera’s year as European Capital of Culture is drawing to a close. But its legacy will remain thanks to the unique involvement of local residents. Nine months ago the southern Italian city, known for its ancient caves, was transformed as music, art, sound and colour filled the streets. Organisers always wanted to involve the local community and th...

The original musical about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen titled, "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" has scheduled its final three performances in New Jersey on October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" tells the story of Rosa, a second-generation Sicilian living...

It was a warm night on August 17 for people to gather in celebration of new things to come to Catawba, North Carolina.  Saturday, a party was hosted by Gilda Caputo-Hansen to bring together the “who’s who” of the Town of Catawba.  Guests walked down a red carpet to have their pictures made to remember an evening celebrating the future of Catawba. ...

Italy’s 20 regions don’t all move to the same beat. Just as visitors will discover culinary differences traveling the country, the folk dances of Italy also change with the geography. The tarantella, probably the most familiar Italian dance, is not common in many regions. “Dances from the north have more of a French, Swiss influence,” said Anna Ha...

A Celebration of Italian and International Dance Artists with guests from the U.S. and Italy, Thursday August 15 at 8 PM Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street Tickets: $40; $20 for students and seniors; $90 for performance and cast party Reservations: www.eventbrite.com Antonio Fini announces the 9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and A...

Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He followsRoberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair. Macchia, who recently celebrated his 40th season with the department, is w...

The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden (Sunday, July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m).  The concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts, opera and ballet, and features music from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and Italian songs with The Cleveland Opera and t...