Rare Dances of Piedmont
Tänze aus der Region Piedmont
The workshop focuses on learning some little-known traditional dances of the current folk-revival scene that despite the lack of a large diffusion are engaging and straightforward.
These dances are:
1 - Burea del Roero
2 - Monferrina delle Langhe
3 - some variants of the Sbrando/Brando
4 - Curenta dei Butei
5 - Courenda dei sette salti delle valli di Lanzo
6 - Courenda di Balme
The ethnomusicological “field research” and the study of the archives done by the Trata Birata Cultural Association started in 1977, covering the entire Piedmontese territory and allowing the collection of a large number of traditional songs and dances of the region.
The workshop is open at all levels. It's important to have comfortable clothes and footwear, since some dances are rather dynamic and, specially, many smiles to have fun! :-)
Ein Austausch mit dem parallel stattfindenden Kurs Ancient Italian melodies to play together ist angedacht.
16.10. - 18.10.2020
Paola Comola was born in Alessandria in 1968. In 1997 she joined the Alessandria Danze Popolari Academy. In the same year she started participating in the field research of the Trata Birata Cultural Association with particular regard to the ethno-coreutic disciplines.
She was co-author of this project and teacher in Italy, Switzerland and Spain.
He approached the "folk" music in 1976 starting to play a diatonic accordion that belonged to his great-grandfather Clemente Brusasco (the instrument was built in Turin at the beginning of the twentieth century). Conducting on-the-ground ethnomusicological research in Alessandria and surrounding area first, and later in the whole of Piedmont, he made contact with accordionists of the folk tradition who contributed to the development of own instrumental technique and enriched his personal collection with a vast number of popular songs and dances.