"Ricordi d' Italia"  an Italian Folk Group

"For Over 30 Years keeping Italian Folk Culture Alive"

 
 
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NORTHERN ITALY

Italian folk dances evolved, as did most forms of dance, from the desire to express emotions and needs in a visual form. From the beginning, into the Renaissance period, and beyond, dance movements were thought to have magical properties. Courtship dances, war dances, and harvest dances were developed, for example, to influence natural phenomena. Therefore, in many Italian folk dances, one can see movements that represent magical symbols, such as the star, cross, wheel, and circle. Many well-known popular dances, like the waltz and polka, began as courtship dances in which couples perform a series of figures that symbolize flirtation, pursuit, rejection, cajoling, and finally, acceptance.

Dances from Northern Italy

il Trescone - Trentino

il Trescone - Trentino

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Zoccolitanze - Trentino, Il Vazio - Lazio

Zoccolitanze - Trentino, Il Vazio - Lazio

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