Vittoria Agliozzo & I Melannurca Ensemble / Italy

concert: 17.07.2014 / Thursday / 7.00-8.30 PM

Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja / Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, ul. Dajwór 18

Vittoria Agliozzo - born in Sicily, for many years he has been studying and teaching the dances and music of southern Italy. Traveling, studying theater; percussionist and dancer, works with many bands cultivating traditional music.

South Italian dance workshops
[inter alia tammurriata from Campania, Puglia pizzica pizzica;
practice and presentation of traditional instruments]

16.07.2014 / Wednesday / 5.00-6.30 PM

17.07.2014 / Thursday / 5.00-6.30 PM

Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja / Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, ul. Dajwór 18

We invite you to a workshop of tarantella conducted by Vittoria Agliozzo, native Sicilian, who has for years not only explored, but mainly lived and participated in the Italian traditional culture. Dancing and singing is her passion, which he happily shares with others. Meeting Vittoria is not only the opportunity to explore the cultural phenomenon of the source, but - above all – dancing away the annoying poison and introduction of a large dose of the South Italian sun! Vittoria Agliozzo for many years has been studying and teaching the dances and music in Southern Italy. Traveling, studying theater; percussionist and dancer, works with many bands cultivators traditional music. Those seeking sun and positive, vibrating energy are invited to participate in the workshops of singing and traditional dances of Southern Italy.

 

... namely, what is it?
It is said that the name ’tarantella’ comes from a poisonous spider, occurring in southern Italy. Biting the victim tarantula sings a specific tune and only by restoring it and dancing, the bitten one is able to remove the spider’s poison from the body. ’ Tarantella’ is the term for a spontaneous folk dance not only in Italy but also in the wider area within the Mediterranean region (including Corsica, Spain, South of France). At the workshop you will get to know some south-Italian varieties of this dance. Airy, coquettish ’pizzika’ and the energetic ’tammuriata’. Both dances sensitize interaction. The basis is sharing the same positive energy, which is produced immediately, from the first tambourine sound! But dancing is only a part of the rite phenomenal. Singing plays an equally important the role. Uneven, polyphonic evokes the mountain train ride. It starts quietly, lyrically, and soon explodes with a riot of sounds.

Vittoria Agliozzo - vocal, percussion
Francesco Notarfrancresco - percussion, accordion, vocal
Annalisa Chirico - vocal
Gaetano D'Afiero - vocal, guitar
Daniele Catino - accordion
Enzo Ponzio - guitar
Diego Giacometto - violin, vocal