Pizzica Dance interactive workshop

Pizzica Dance interactive workshop

WHEN: Saturday, 1 June 2013

TIME: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

WHERE: 1/23 South Pine Road Alderley, Brisbane


The first Australian workshop on the 'Pizzica' dance; the most ancient dance of the Salento area in the South Italy. The dancer and researcher Selene Pennetta, from Salento, will introduce you on the basic steps of this dance. You will spend a lovely time enjoying and dancing this magical dance.  Pizzica was born as a dance-therapy hundreds years ago and today represents the most ancient and popular dance, danced all over the Europe.


You will discover and enjoy all the physical and emotional benefits this dance is able to give to people who dance it.
Where: 1/23 South Pine Road Alderley, Brisbane
When: Saturday 1th  of Jun 2013 at 2:00 to 3:30 
Price: $39.00 per person (number of participants is limited)

The 'Pizzica' ... dance of the soul


The "Pizzica" is a dance of the ancient traditional 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. For more info visit the website  www.selenepennetta.com





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