I Giullari di Piazza is the only professional Italian troupe in America presenting Folk Operas combining music and dance . Our mission is to educate audiences, both in theatres and schools, on the rich southern Italian folklore, through concerts, productions and workshops, based on extensive library and field research by Directors Alessandra Belloni and John La Barbera. We specialize on the improvisational style of Commedia dell’Arte theatre, with music and dance, using masks and giant puppets, renacting mythic rituals and folk legends. Our goal is to encourage Italian-American awareness, interest and pride in this rich ethnic heritage which has been lost due to integration and assimilation into the American culture. Founded in 1980 - artists-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The new show TARANTELLA SPIDER DANCE could be the new Italian River Dance, and funding is needed to achieve this goal and bring this production on stage around the US.
c/o Cathedral of St. John The Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave Studio 4 New York, NY 10025