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Dances: Calabria

Calabria

  • Tarantelle
  • Pizziche
  • Tammurriate
  • La Tarantella Calabrese or Viddanedda (source magnogreca, with his choreographies marked by the circular controls capoballo)
  • Tarantella du Pollino (surely the dance that best represents harmony, strength, vivacity: elements that leaked strongly in our culture. Tarantella This was and is still danced in our small village and warm. Mormanno is at the heart of the National Park Pollino: the mountain, the mountain culture, the unique landscapes mean that the tradition remained alive and were mostly protected from external influences. This has resulted in a real specialization and differentiation of the various dances and songs for each country belonging to ‘ Pollino area, the circular and elliptical motion that is created during the dance describes the beginning and end of all things dance that “combines the cosmic perfection”)
  • Quadrille (perhaps one of the most popular dances in the world, a dance full of figures, images, danced the quadrille especially at weddings, a curiosity, then the music was only live who had no friends who knew how to entertain, should refer to their real orchestras and the burden renumerativo was and had to be fully covered by the “cumpari” (the man at the wedding), which among other things was to “lead the dance”)
  • Fagona (tarantella particular which was celebrated on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19 of each year, and tradition has it that every “vicinanzu” on the occasion of this holy day the children were marked early in the morning to pick up the blessed bread at the devout families, and the goodness of families devoted to the saint did not stop only in this dispensation of blessed bread, but it was so that anyone could I would say he had to go to lunch at the same, it was a lunch special, full of life, tradition , but above all love for others, usually the guests had the opportunity to taste the following dishes: “fasuli Russian n’dra piñata” (pinto beans cooked in special clay pots called Pignate), “laganu cu ciciri” ( a special pasta typical of Mormanno topped with the excellent chickpea grown in Pantano), and “cod frittu” (fried cod) in the month preceding the guys in the neighborhood of the village, they had a daunting task trying to collect a quantity of firewood that they can raise for that date a beautiful bonfire in honor of the holy in the evening every person who wanted to could celebrate dancing this dance around the bonfire, until late at night)
  • Scholtz (during the long life of Mormanno have followed various populations from the Lombards, the Basilian, the Normans, the Angevins and Aragonese Spanish, the French etc.., Each of which has left a strong imprint on the culture of the people of Mormanno, this dance nor is the confirmation: a minuet of French origin, was danced in the homes of Lords to celebrate the rite of betrothal)

 

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