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CIX• N. 26 • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017 • GIOVEDÌ 28 DICEMBRE 2017 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D AT E D M AT E R I A L - D O N O T D E L AY Sicily's Storytelling Traditions S ince the first days of l a n g u a g e , h u m a n s have been passing on stories. From the sea shanties of Cornwall t o t h e s h a d o w p u p p e t r y o f China, from the creation tales of Hula dancing to the drama of Caribbean calypso. Sicily is no different: its puppetry, dating b a c k t o M e d i e v a l t i m e s , i s ELIZABETH SALTHOUSE Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 West Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . LOS ANGELES Sport, fashion, tech awards Page 16 SAN FRANCISCO Italy by the Bay 2017 Page 18 NEWS & FEATURES The land of centenarians Page 2 LA BUONA TAVOLA Torrone classic holiday treat Page 20 How to end your holidays dinners Italian style PG. 8 f a m o u s t h e w o r l d o v e r f o r telling tales of knights in battle. But there's another story too, the tradition of cuntu, dating back to Greek theatre and based on both sung verse and spoken prose. To discover its compelling history w e h a v e t o g o b a c k t o t h e ancient world. Many modern cultures and languages can trace their origins to ancient ancestors, typically Christmas nativity of St. Francis lives on in Greccio Luba Mitnik-Gankin, the woman that can make your Italian dreams come true PG. 6 PG. 10 PG. 5 PG. 4 IN ITALIANO L'Italo The Sicilian tradition of cuntu is rooted in ancient Greek tradition TRAVEL LA VITA ITALIANA LIFESTYLE caraibico. La Sicilia non è diver- sa: le sue marionette, risalenti al Medioevo, sono famose in tutto il mondo per raccontare storie di cavalieri in battaglia. Ma c'è anche un'altra storia, la tradizio- ne del Cuntu, che risale al teatro greco ed è basata sia su versi cantati che su prosa narrata. Per scoprire la sua storia avvincente dobbiamo tornare al mondo anti- co. Molte culture e lingue moder- S in dalle origini della lingua, gli uomini si sono tramandati sto- rie. Dai canti marina- reschi della Cornova- glia al teatro delle ombre cinesi, dai racconti sulla creazione delle danze Hula al teatrale Calypso La tradizione narrativa siciliana Americano

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