“Bella Figura” is the tradition of presenting oneself well to the world and, as Dolores explains, this concept doesn’t just speak to Italian Americans, but to everyone of any ethnic and cultural background. Get an early look into the concept behind her all-new solo show, which celebrates how all cultures provide lessons, insights, and traditions that offer just as much in today’s modern world as they have for generations of peoples, and how universal themes and foundational stories tie us all together.
Our team talks about these foundational stories and how they help a person form his or her own “emotional” history. We also discuss the advent of DNA testing and the popularity of ancestral reclamation and veneration, and how reclaiming our stories helps empower us as a society.
Finally, we talk about the human need for connection and the various ways we try to do so, both in-person and online and how going back to one’s roots is a different experience for all.
Do you want to incorporate more beauty into your life? Find out how in this week’s episode!