Percussion of Southern Italy
The traditional percussion of Southern Italy is done with frame drums of different sizes, with and without cymbals. During this course you will learn the different techniques and rhythms that are used to accompany traditional dance styles, such as zoals la pizzica pizzica, il ballo sul tamburo, la tarantella calabrese, la tarantella siciliana, etc. Beside the traditional styles we will discover other possibilities, such as mixed techniques that can be of use for solo’s and improvisation.
In this collective course no knowledge of music theory is required. For the first classes, an instrument can be provided by the teacher
Advanced and intermediary students can combine this course with the course Italian Song with Morena Brindisi
Emanuela Lodato is a musician and dancer from Sicily, whose artistic career began in the theatre. In 2004 she started to look more deeply into the music and traditional dances of southern Italy. She studies percussion with Massimo Laguardia and travels throughout Southern Italy to learn dances. In 2006 Emanuela began to work combining concerts (Massimo Laguardia, TrizziRiDonna, Kaiorda, Matrioske, etc.) and teaching in various cultural centres in Italy and abroad (Macedonia, Tunisia, Poland, Belgium). She currently lives in Brussels, where she continues to work as a musician (Nisia, Musicauta), dancer, teacher of dance and traditional percussion, and moderator of musical and theatrical workshops for children and adults; she also works with the association La Vita è Belga to organise courses, concerts and cultural events.
Collective course (10 cours/cycle)
19:00 – 20:30: advanced 2
20:30 – 22:00: advanced 1
19:00 – 20:30: beginners
20:30 – 22:00: semi-advanced
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle. Sign up before 27 September 2020 and pay 10 euros less!
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€125,00 – €360,00