The Hunters Dance and Danteatro invite you to join a
Pizzica Dance Workshop
led by Anna Cerreto and Cecilia Maza
Places are strictly limited, so book today to secure a place.
Originating in Puglia, Southern Italy, Pizzica belongs to a group of dances known as the Tarantella. It is an ancient dance performed to heal the bite of the “taranta” – the mythical spider believed to cause depression, restlessness and other afflictions.
Pizzica music and steps connect the dancer with the Earth and cosmos. Surrounded by the community playing and singing, the dancer enters a trance that enables healing.
In this workshop Anna and Cecilia will share the stories, myths and rhythm of Pizzica, teaching basic steps and choreography. Movements will be built up through dancing in couples to traditional and contemporary Pizzica music.
Pizzica is traditionally danced by whole communities, so no dance experience is necessary.
Everyone is welcome!
• Saturday 4 September, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
• $25 (payable by bank transfer or at the door)
WHAT TO BRING
• Comfortable clothes for easy movement and thick socks
• A personal water bottle
• A willingness to explore and play
Level 4, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St (cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley
Check out our previous workshops.
Social distancing and hygiene measures will be observed throughout the workshops. Please do not attend if you are unwell or at high risk for respiratory infection.