IDACO nyc is an international, collaborative dance and art event in its fourth year, that presents a wide variety of performing experiences featuring the participation of more than 20 dance companies, artists and filmmakers. Events will include film screenings, intermission dance performances in theater-specific spaces, and a photo exhibit. This ye...

When: Saturday, April 28th (1:00PM–2:30pm) - Where: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance, 410 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 Michela Musolino of Terra Sangue Mare is offering a workshop on Sicilian folk dances. To open up the class, Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances and run through a warm-up with the...

After being part of the FunikiJam Fall and Winter productions, Andrea Galata is back on stage as part of the cast of City of Hope, an original Off Broadway musical play composed by and starring actor and singer Brian Barrentine, AKA Captain Jam. City of Hope is a musical journey across New Orleans Zydeco, Paris Jazz, and Detroit "Motor City" Motown...

The 2016 Broadway musical A Bronx Tale, which has been playing to sold-out houses, will be available for professional and amateur licensing from Broadway Licensing. Based on Chazz Palminteri's book and film about growing up in the mafia, A Bronx Tale: The Musical features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and...

When the people who program Spoleto Festival USA sit down to figure out what to present each year, they don’t typically aim to fit the festival into a thematic mold. They solicit artists they admire and take what they can get. Still, it’s impossible to resist the temptation of looking for themes or trends once the program is announced. This time ar...

It’s safe to say Lauren Celentano has got talent and she thinks she can dance. That’s why the Sacred Heart University sophomore has spent the last several weeks competing as the first American on “Amici,” Italy’s answer to “American Idol.” In fact, the Cheshire resident, a member of SHU’s Dance Company, is currently #1 in the voter popularity in th...

The new album by Italy's Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is a "songbook" for the world. Pop songs are the soundtrack of people's lives. More than just entertainment, they make direct emotional connections to listeners. Love and the loss of love, everyday and extraordinary experiences, joy and sorrow, life and death - good pop songs cover it all, and...

Canzoniere, the new album by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), adroitly pulls off a tricky balancing act: adapting the Italian band’s unique, folk-based style to Western pop. The album’s cover art, a photograph of a Coca-Cola bottle filled with tomato sauce, is a visual metaphor for CGS’ new music. As CGS leader Mauro Durante notes, the Coke bo...

We are proud of bringing together two special acts, Sonamo' - Italian Funk and PizziCali for an unforgettable Italian night. Prepare yourself for a full immersion in the Italian Culture, we will take from the deepest Italian Traditions of PizziCali to the modern and original sound of Sonamo' - Italian Funk.PizziCali will be teaching some traditiona...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...