BLACK WIZZLE = the Black Widow spider, associated in life & myth with Danger, Female Energy, Sexual Power & Creative Life Force Energy. The spider named for the practice of the female killing and eating the male after mating (which is the main focus of Arachnophobia) no less adds to the Black widow’s lore as the symbol of femininity, sexual power and independence, often linked symbolically to untamable women and devouring mother figures. Hip Hop Yoga & contemporary danced fertility ritual this piece quotes “La Tarantella,” the Southern Italian dance for the Black Madonna of Southern Italy I learned last summer in Italy working with shamaness Alessandra Belloni. Notorious spider dance full of pelvic gyrating, it’s a folk cure for psychotic symptoms of repressed sexuality & heals survivors of abuse. The female dancing fights her way out of the disempowering web of the parent culture.
MUSIC instrumentals: Cardi b Foreva & PickUP by DaBaby