ArtsLab OnStage to Present VOICES OF ITALY, 10/19
ArtsLab OnStage (http://www.ArtsLabOnstageNYC.com) will present a special evening of Italian theatre entitled Voices of Italy at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street) on October 19 at 8:00 PM, featuring a preview of T'Ammore, "The Spirit of Naples" and Belcanto, "The Luciano Pavarotti Heritage". This event will demonstrate the influence of Italy's contemporary artistic talents, and serve as an introduction to more Italian cultural performances produced by ArtsLab OnStage in New York. Performers from T'Ammore and Belcanto will also be featured in this year's Columbus Day Parade with Live TV performances from the "Red Carpet".
T'Ammore pays homage to the classic Neapolitan song and the most popular dance and mythfrom the south of Italy, the Tarantella. The story is told through music and dance by 22 performing artists and explores this myth, which starts when a tarantula spider bites the feet of young ladies who are then compelled to dance the tarantella for hours to free themselves of the spider's venom. A story of fantasy, love, and redemption, T'Ammore shows that the power of music and dance can ultimately help us reconnect to our roots.
T'Ammore is choreographed by Maestro Vittorio Biagi (former Etoile of Maurice Bejart), with avisual concept by Claude Tissier (former Vice President of creation for Cirque du Soleil). The original music and arrangements of the classical songs are by the Neapolitan musicians GinoMagurno and Renato Salvetti, with lyrics by Neapolitan singer and songwriter AnnalisaMadonna. T'Ammore's costume designer is Giuseppe Tramontano.
Originally produced and staged at the Menotti Theater in Spoleto, Italy, T'Ammore has also perfomed at the Arena Flegrea of Naples, at the D'Annunzio Theater in Latina and the Sistina Theater in Rome.
The full production will be staged in New York in spring 2014