Presentation on the 'Pizzica' the dance & therapy for the souls pains

Presentation on the 'Pizzica'  the dance & therapy for the souls pains

WHEN: Tuesday, 28 May 2013

TIME: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

WHERE: 1/23 South Pine Road Alderley, Brisbane


Presentation on the 'Pizzica' dance, international dancer & researcher Selene Pennetta will introduce you in the culture and history of the Salento area, located in the South Italy. She will talk about the Tarantism phenomenon connected to the cultural aspects. The dance techniques will be described in this stage. 


The photographer and videomaker Francesco Anglani will introduce the beauty of the Salento both through images and with the short movie named “Liberami” that will complete the presentation. This will be a magic travel between cultural history, dance, images and sounds. Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 6:00  to 7:00 p.m.
Price $20 dollars per person (number of participants is limited). 




Pizzica dance


The "Pizzica" is a dance of the ancient tradicional culture of Salento. Many things have been said, written, and narrated, for generations. 

Even today, notes that many witnesses " explain" how the Pizzica dance was an integral part of the lives of ordinary people. Formmany reasons, the Pizzica has always been known primarily as a dance, but it was not just that.

The Pizzica is found in the ideas, concepts, and want to belongs to the reality of more than 100 years ago. It's related to the Pizzica the phenomenon of the "tarantismo" understood as exageration of an anxiety,oppression and fear. 

From the artistic point of view the pizzica dance is seen also as a partner dance of courtship. Today the pizzica dance is recognized as a terapeutic dance for the soul and for this reason during the dance is possible to have different expressions in relation to what you want or would like to express at that time.  Join the pizzica now!!!




Selene Pennetta Profile


Selene Pennetta is a professional dancer and artist. In the 2005 she got the dancing diploma in Rome. She starts teaching dance all over the Europe with other professional dancers creating international collaboration. In the 2007 she was recognized as the best researcher for the Pizzica dance and cultural aspects of the dance.


In the 2009 she publishes her first book in italian and english version called “ La Pizzica – Travel between dreams and hopes of the Salento of a past time”. This book was a big success selling a lot of copies in Europe and in the world throught italian bookshops and Internet.


In the 2009 Selene with the SP Production produces the amazing movie “liberami” talking about the phenomenon of the Tarantism. 


One month after the book success she starts an interesting collaboration with a Canadian Production known as Georgican Inc. dancing for “Timeless Italy – Apulia” that is a work of Georgicam inc. This was a docu-film that went on air on the Canadian TV for 3 months.


In the 2012 she arrives in Australia in order to start new artistic collaborations presenting for the first time the Pizzica dance in Australia.


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