Night of the Taranta

Night of the Taranta

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The Pizzica of Salento

The Pizzica is a Tradition between Dionysus and the Saints.

Night of the Taranta
Night of the Taranta

Today an attraction of international renown, the pizzica as danced by Pugliese grandmothers was not merely a dance, but a type of therapy; like the dances of the bacchanals of Dionysus (the Greek god of wine and drunkenness) the dance was an act that unleashed a certain sense of oppression shared by these women.

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