The dance company “Evdomo Vima” (“7th Step”)
presents the performance Tarantella.
Music from Greek-speaking villages of southern Italy .
67th Iera Odos str. & 7th Falaisias str. Metro: Kerameikos
May the 25th.,9 pm Duration 50 minutes Free Entrance
Tarantella pizzica is a ritual dance of Southern Italy . It aims at cleaning the victim of the physical and psychic poison ( demon )of the spider (tarantula). The victim of the biting dances lying on the floor at first and then standing up, until exhausted, and all the poison has left the body. Throughout this procedure, the musicians of the village play incessantly.
In a village, in Calabria, in southern Italy , two girls are inseparable , Elita , the mayor’s daughter, and Silvana , the daughter of a fisherman. When Silvana meets Roberto, Elita gets jealous . Used to always win, she
” steals ” him from Silvana. Silvana desperate by the double betrayal hangs herself . Roberto abandons Elita who falls into crisis
Sophia Kourtessi : Elita
Sophie Alyssandratou : Silvana
Andreas Labner: Roberto
Vangelis Lafaras : Father of Silvana
Kalliopi Ioannidou : Mother of Silvana
Chryssa Traikopoulou : Silvana’s soul
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