Free your body and your mind will follow. Like a combination therapist/sage, the fiery singer, hand-percussionist and dancer Alessandra Belloni goes on a journey through the scorchingly cathartic spectacle known as Tarantella, the southern Italian folk dance that dramatizes the letting go of pent-up sexual desire. Practiced throughout southern Italy since ancient times, the Tarantella is updated in Belloni’s Pizzica Tarantata (Bite of the Spider). In this healing rite, performers writhe, stomp, twist and shout to both traditional and modern instrumentation and Belloni’s Calabrian chantlike song — to purge the wickedly toxic effects of the spider’s love bite.
Tue., Feb. 3, 8:30 p.m., 2015
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