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CULTURE NIGHT 2023 – H17:00-17:40 – TAMMURRIATA dance workshop with Eliana Valentini – Workshop of Folkdances from Southern Italy

Tammurriata is a dance from Naples and the area around Vesuvio and takes its name from the drum known as the “tammorra”. This is a large round drum, in a wooden frame in which jagged metal strips are inserted and which vibrate and jangle when played.

The dance has a strong and vital connection to the ‘soil’, both psychically, in the nature of its dance steps, and emotionally, in the connection between the rural people and the land they worked.

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.

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

Duration: 40 minutes (from 17:00 to 17:40)

Room: Pavilion


Booking essential, on this website or via Eventbrite, starting from 1st September


IIC participates to Culture Night as part of the EUNIC cluster Dublin and adheres to the European Culture Trail initiative. For those visiting European Culture Trail events in person, you can take your “European Culture Trail Passport” (copies available at the IIC) and collect stamps or signatures at each stop. Those 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.

Reservation no longer available

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • In collaboration with: Eliana Valentini - Infinitwirl