1. Sep 15,  · The tarantella is a lively folk dance performed to a distinct, upbeat musical style. Originally from Southern Italy, different types of tarantellas are found in many cities in the mainland of Italy and the island of Sicily. The tarantella is believed to have started in the 15th century.
  2. Photograph of the Italian Tarantella Dancers of Galveston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers perform in groups of two, spinning around in circles with one arm hooked through the elbow of their partner, and the other raised in the air. All of the dancers wear historical clothing as they perform.
  3. May 01,  · Hi my lovely dears! I already mentioned that I am a dance maniac, so today’s post will be about another Italian folk dance: the tarantella. This is actually a name used to denote the quickly-paced folk dances of southern Italy, including the pizzica in Puglia (about which I will write another blog post), and also other local folk dances of Campania (I already wrote about the tammurriata.
  4. Mar 29,  · The tarantella is a traditional Italian folk dance that was believed to cure the bite of the tarantula spider. The name of the dance comes from Taranto, Italy, and the Views: 17K.
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  6. Origin About the Dance The Tarantella dance was once used to cure poisons of spiders. If a Tarantula, Arania, or Apulcian spider bit a person, town folks would continuously play music and dance to the music to cure the person who was bitten. Common instruments that are played.
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  8. As the passage of time faded the legend’s mystique, the Tarantella eventually transformed from a cure to a deadly disease to a couple’s dance — either a man and woman, or two women — performed at wedding ceremonies and other celebrations. In fact, the Tarantella is now considered unlucky by some to be danced alone.
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