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CULTURE NIGHT 2023 – H19:00-19:40 – PIZZICA dance workshop with Eliana Valentini – Workshop of Folkdances from Southern Italy

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.

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

Duration: 40 minutes (from 19:00 to 19:40)

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