Date & Time
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alessandra will reveal healing traditions of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna of Southern Italy, that are just as powerful and revered today as they were a millennia ago. In this workshop, we will learn how to honor the Black Madonna using the musical and dance tradition called the Tammorriata, a sensual dance which can be used to heal sexual blockages. We will be taught devotional drumming, playing of castanets/ tambourine, tribal dance moves, and shamanic chants and prayers. These ecstatic trance dances are a powerful, transformational tool for self-healing.
Note: Wear white clothing. Dancing will be barefoot or in comfortable dance shoes; bring a frame drum (some Remo drums will be on-hand) and a tambourine. The workshop will be followed by a book-signing of Alessandra’s new book/CD: Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna.
An Evening Event
Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Members $35/ Nonmembers $45
New York Open Center
Alessandra Belloni, a singer, percussionist, dancer, and actress, tambourine virtuoso, designer, and pioneer in the preservation of Southern Italian folk culture. Alessandra is considered a true scholar of Italian ancient tradition and shares her knowledge based on 35 years of field research and the power of transformation connected to the Black Madonna. Her CDs include: “Earth, Sun and Moon, Tarantata-Dance of the Ancient Spider” and “Canti D’Amore.”