Alessandra Belloni Part 2 - TechnoTarantella
Alessandra Belloni describes how her critically acclaimed show, Techno Tarantella, transforms the ancient Italian healing ritual into a contemporary spectacular complete with fire and aerial dancing.
Alessandra Belloni Part 1 - Rhythm is the Cure - The Healing Power of the Tarantella Spider Dance
Carolyn speaks with Alessandra Belloni about the origins of the tarantella dance - a frenzied, wild, spinning expression of repressed emotion. Used in ancient Italian ritual to expel the poison of the mythical bite of the tarantula, Alessandra teaches us how this ritual can heal us today. Enjoy the music of John T. LaBarbera, "Dance of the Ancient Spider".
Italy and Chocolate - An Affair to Remember
TV and radio personality, food historian, author and lecturer Francine Segan weaves the delicious and little-known history of Italy's contributions to our love of chocolate. This podcast is best enjoyed on an empty stomach! Catch Francine live at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, NY on April 21st.
Blood Type Ragu
Carolyn interviews Frank Ingrasciotta, the star and creative force behind the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show. Frank candidly discusses how his upbringing as a first-generation Sicilian made him reject, and ultimately embrace, his Italian heritage.