Dancing Workshop

Pizzica and tarantella, Tammuriata – dances from southern Italy in a course on BURG FuRSTENECK a dance workshop with dances from the South of Italy Margherita D’ Amelio invites the Academy BURG FuRSTENECK in the framework of the “Prince Ecker Akkordeonale” from 2 to 4 December 2011 under direction of the German-speaking Italian. The Academy organizes the Akkordeonale workshops in the middle of Germany in cooperation with Servais Haanen. The traditional dances from southern Italy participating in mood, ambiance and joie de vivre of that culture plunge. The fascination and beauty of these dances is caused by the power of expression and by the coexistence of the dancing. It is the mutual force measurement, eroticism and passion as well as the playful interaction of dancers. Three different dances from southern Italy are taught in this workshop: the Pizzica and tarantella del Gargano in Puglia, as well as the Tammuriata from Campania.

When the Pizzica, a distinction is made between the Pizzica Tarantata and Pizzica de core. The Pizzica Tarantata is a therapeutic dance with mythical roots. According to legend a Tarantula bite one to survive the bite only through the day wild dance of the Tarantata. The Pizzica de core is danced in pairs. This rhythmic dance expresses joy, love and passion. The tarantella del Gargano, named after a peninsula in the North of Apulia, is a couple dance with Italian castanets.

The Tammurriata from the region around Mount Vesuvius is a couple dance with castanets and means “Dance to the drum”. The dancers and dancers are accompanied in Italy mainly traditional song and the Tamburello, an Italian frame drum. Those who wish can learn both singing and drumming in the course. The playing style of the southern Italian (so not the Spanish!) Castanets are taught. Then a real is “ronda”, in which participants themselves live accompaniment, the highlight of the workshop… Also meetings with the parallel Akkordeonist/innen tarantella workshop are planned. Information about the origin and history of the music and Dance tradition and its change under urban conditions supplement the program. Margherita D’ Amelio was born in Apulia, southern Italy home of the “tarantella”, but lived in Germany for years. She is the founder of the dance group “TarantScalza” and lecturer for the professional dance at the Leo Kestenberg music school in Berlin. More information and registration see: company description BURG FuRSTENECK is a place of free and creative education. We would like to invite you to a course in lovingly restored historic buildings. Free from usual commitments focus on educational content and activities: professional music cultural do, family, health, nature.

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