Berliner Philharmoniker
Our Partner Deutsche Bank

Save in my calendar keep abandon print

Education

Encounters 1

Dates and Tickets

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11 a.m.

Hermann-Wolff-Saal

Programme

“Like being stung by a tarantula” – this saying comes from the Apulian city of Taranto. In the Middle Ages, the residents of this city gave the local wolf spider Lycosa narbonensis the name tarantula. They believed that the venom of the spider could only be expelled by a frenetic dance. The wild dance Pizzica was the medical treatment: the musicians would come to the house of the patient or to the market place and begin to play. The person who was bitten would then dance to exhaustion to drive the poison from the body.

At this workshop, participants learn to perform the ritual – with or without a musical instrument. Based on the traditions of Southern Italy, Alessandro Palmitessa (saxophonist, composer, conductor) and Margherita D’Amelio (singer, dancer and percussionist), teach the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic foundations of the Pizzica (the traditional Tarantella from Apulia). As an introduction, there is a virtual tour of the funeral music, mysticism and rituals of Apulia in images, music and dance.

Workshop for the concert Passione e Morte – Musical Farewell rituals in southern Italy from the series Underway – World music with Roger Willemsen.

2013-03-10_01-Begegnungen-1.jpg
2013-03-10_02 margherita_apostolos-sahas.jpg

Email newsletter While we do not provide an English newsletter for the Berlin Philharmonie, you might be interested in the English Digital Concert Hall newsletter.

All programmes may also be found at: Berliner BühnenGo to berlin-buehnen.de