Song and dance

Song and dance
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An inspiring hour with a professional dancer learning the traditional Apulian pizzica or tarantella dance. It dates back centuries and is immersed in tradition and myth, the frenetic heat of the dance is said to expel the devil or the poison of a tarantula.

 

If someone was bitten working in the fields, dancers and musicians would fly to the house of the victim and begin their rhythmic beat, and the afflicted would join the dance. Slowly the pace builds until finally the person being cured collapses, the devil or poison worked out of their body.

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