- This event has passed.
Alessandra Belloni Workshop
Rhythm is the Cure
On behalf of The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel, Annabel Du Boulay is honoured to invite you to join Alessandra Belloni as she opens a portal into the sacred sites of the mysterious Black Madonna in Italy and around the world through the launch of her new Book and Workshop.
Annabel has known Alessandra for many years and is very honoured to have both performed and travelled with her on pilgrimage through Southern Italy, where Annabel used to live and set her historical novel The Serpent’s Tale which explores the Rose Lineage tradition of the Black Madonna.
Alessandra Belloni is the Artistic Director, Founder and Lead Performer of I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA Italian Music, Theatre and Dance Ensemble, and Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City.
She is the designer of a line of signature series Italian tambourines made by Remo, was voted one of the best female percussionists in the world by DRUM Magazine and won the Best World Percussion CD of the Year.
An internationally renowned and award winning tambourine virtuoso, singer, dancer and actress, Alessandra Belloni was born in Rome, Italy and is committed to preserving the strong and rich traditions of her culture.
In this workshop, Alessandra Belloni will bring you healing chants, ritual drumming & trance dance ceremonies in honour of the Black Madonna from southern Italy, France, Spain and Brazil.
Alessandra’s ‘Rhythm is the Cure’ Healing Dance & Percussion workshop will be transformational for any sister who wants to “become empowered through the discovery of the ancient art of frame drumming and a technique of music and dance therapy that will enable them to discover the means to achieve homeostatic balance and inner relief of stress, while restoring spiritual and physical energy.”
The Tarantella rhythm is especially helpful for women who have been abused and suffer from emotional and physical disorders, such as irregular or heavy bleeding.
“My intention is to bring to life the authentic rituals in the South of Italy and show how the Black Madonna is still alive today. The music will make the audience travel to remote areas where she has been worshipped for thousands of years with ritual drumming, haunting chants and sensual trance dances with deep African roots. As a healer and musician, I have dedicated my life to bringing the power of this spiritual rhythm to women around the world. The Black Madonna represents the Earth Mother as a living being. Like the earth’s womb, women’s wombs have often been broken. I strongly believe that in this time of turmoil and paradigm shifts, there is a great need for a compelling CD and Book with a strong message about the Black Madonna. We live in a dangerous time where both women and men need to connect to the true knowledge and healing aspect of the Divine Feminine.”
Alessandra Belloni – Artistic Director & Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, NYC