"W2! (Women too!)" choreographed by Manuel Vignoulle. "InnerActions" choreographed by Guido Tuveri. Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8 at 8 PM. Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY (F train to York station). Tickets: $25. Reservations: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444. Dancers: Alessandra Corona, Michael Bishop, Brian Castillo, J...

Can you believe it's been 25 years since the release of the hit film, A Bronx Tale? the best way to celebrate 25 years of this iconic film? Seeing the musical version at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! It tells the coming of age story of an Italian-American boy, Calogero Anello, who, after encountering a local mafia boss, is torn between the tempta...

The Italian Embassy's Italian Cultural Institute is hosting a night dedicated to pizzica on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00pm!  Pizzica is the name of a traditional dance from the Salento region that originated from an Italian legend. The story warned against venomous tarantula bites, claiming that the only way to shake spider poison out of your bo...

In the Italian American community, where traditions are a fundamental part of the rich cultural heritage that those who are part of it proudly claim, folklore has a particular importance, which is sometimes difficult to understand here from Italy, where we unfortunately often neglect the importance of our traditions. The Italian Folk Art Federation...

As the legend goes, there was only one way to survive the bite of a tarantula and the workers in the fields of Apulia discovered it. When the spider bit you and the venom started to move within your body, you had to move with it and the only way to flush out the poison was to dance. And it was from this story that the traditional dance of the Salen...

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Kevin Irving introduced the dance company's debut of Napoli with a disclaimer. After praising the efforts of the troupe to learn the work and the crew for their striking set design, he noted that the three-act performance was, essentially, a fairy tale and therefore steeped in sincerity. It was a strange an...

The Festival Verdi Parma has led a sleepy existence here for most of its 18 years. But now it demands attention. Where else in four days can you see four Verdi operas so rare the most popular one is “Attila”? Operating as part of the Teatro Regio di Parma, the festival — situated in the heart of the northern Italian region where Verdi grew up and r...

Who says that religion is outdated? It seems the Order of Friar Minors of San Francesco Stimmatizzato have taken their new pastoral mission in stride, ending up being a mediatic sensation while at it.  Last Sunday a group of Franciscans, along with young members of the diocese of Florence, have entertained passerbys and onlookers with a modern danc...

Sono ormai 150 anni che l’italian Heritage Parade colora, con cadenza annuale, le strade di San Francisco e l’edizione di quest’anno  sarà arricchita dalla partecipazione di una delegazione pugliese grazie all’instancabile opera del “Gruppo Pugliesi in California” e all’energia inesauribile della Presidente, Alessandra Chimienti. La parata dell’ere...

"Let Me Try" a peculiar Italian theatre show including ballets made his grand entrance in New York on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September at the Gelsey Kirkland Center of the Arts of Brooklyn.  The multimedia pièce, mainly in Italian language was produced by a Sardinian company "Effimero Meraviglioso" lead by Maria Assunta Calvisi with coreogra...