La Pizzica, traditional dance of Salento / Традиционный танец Саленто

pizzicaLa Pizzica Salentina is a popular Salento’s folk dance, which is the part of a larger family of Tarantella dances. Pizzicare means to tingle, historically the dance was thought to heal the poison of tarantulas and scorpions, and help to recover through dancing to this fast-paced music (played for days, or even weeks) , until ‘the evil was exorcised’ from the body of the poisoned person and the uncontrollable desire to dance was gone… Nowadays, La Pizzica has nothing to do with superstition or healing… Continue reading

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