Saltarella is a traditional dance originating from the Abruzzi, partly Molise, some areas of Lazio and it’s very close to the southern “tarantella”. This Italian dance form is ancient and traditional, but partly known. The project, created with the support of Regione Lazio with the artistic direction of Ambrogio Sparagna, aims at building sociality and cultural activities in some of the municipalities in the territories affected by the earthquake, by focusing on the rich folklore heritage of the area.
In this area, music and folk dance have always been important signs of identity able to create, in every case, a community spirit that involves and unites stories and cultures. In the municipalities of Borbona, Posta and Leonessa, the calendar of actions involves the participation of popular groups and local artists, collaboration with the festival events and rituals already present and the launch of laboratory activities aimed at professional training or reintegration of those that in crater countries deal with music, singing, dance, building musical instruments, creating poetry. Of particular importance is the collaboration with the Archbishopric Curia of Rieti and with the Campagna Amica Foundation.
Particular attention is given to the range of children and girls from elementary to middle school: they have the chance to participate in a series of traditional musical and traditional violin workshops and their direct involvement in performances in the territory or in Rome. In this busy calendar there are also training and entertainment, theoretical insights and moments of entertainment and conviviality will alternate. As for the full calendar of scheduled events click here