It will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July at the Popular School of Music in Testaccio the course of pizzica salentina, held by Franca Tarantino and Vincenzo Santoro. In addition to take place in one of the most adequate to address issues related to popular music (the Popular School was founded in 1975 and is still active, thanks to the contribution of artists – such as Giovanna Marini -, entertainers, musicians, in many projects in the field of research, teaching and music education, both in Italy and abroad), the initiative is interesting because it provides for two types of interventions, equally dedicated to “practice” and “theory.” The practice, which will be devoted to the first two and a half hour lesson, will be edited by Franca Tarantino and will be dedicated – as you can read in vincenzosantoro.it – to the description and practice of the “rudiments of pizzica-pizzica salentina dance (steps, postures, the dynamics of the dance, the choreography, the use of the handkerchief, etc.)”. After practice will be devoted about thirty minutes for each lesson with cultural insights concerning the pizzica. This will take care of Vincenzo Santoro, addressing the following issues: “the forms of musical and dance tradition of Salento (pizzica pizzica, pizzica tarantata and danza scherma, polyvocal sing ‘alla stisa’, love songs, songs of protest, funeral dirges, etc.); studies on tarantism and the traditional music of Salento; the story of the folk revival of Salento, and cultural production (books, films, CDs, etc.) that has developed in recent years around the movement of the pizzica”.
The course has a limited number (maximum 20 people) and the total cost is 60 Euros.
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