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‘Pizzica’ Workshop with Eliana Valentini – Workshop of Folkdances from Southern Italy

Italian Institute of Culture
19:00 - 19:30
Booking required


"‘Pizzica’ is a traditional Italian dance for couples from the South of Italy (Salento-Puglia region), although in recent times its solo performance is getting very common, especially on-stage during festivals and celebrations. It is an enjoyable and dynamic couple dance, but it is also a powerful solo performance dance, enriched by its myth and healing history as ""spider dance"".

Eliana Valentini (visual artist, dance teacher & performer) will guide you through the history and meaning of this traditional dance from the South of Italy, sharing her personal experience and passion. She will also teach you the basics steps and explain the rhythm and music structure.

The workshop is suitable for 16+, no previous dance experience is required.

Duration: 40 minutes (from 19:00 to 19:40)
Room: Pavilion
Booking essential

This event is part of the European Culture Trail – a EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) initiative in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland.
Immerse yourself in the diversity of European languages and cultures on the European Culture Trail, where delights from different European countries await you.

European Commission (Europe House)
French Embassy @ National Gallery of Ireland
Alliance Française
Goethe-Institut Irland
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Embassy of Luxembourg in Dublin
Embassy of the Republic of Malta
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of Romania to Ireland
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
Instituto Cervantes Dublin

For those visiting European Culture Trail events in person, you are invited to download our “European Culture Trail Treasure Hunt” passport here – – and collect stamps or signatures at each stop. The passports with the most stamps at the end of the night will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win some wonderful prizes.


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