"Tarantella" comes to Calgary, Canada

June 16, 2019

Anastassiia La Musa & Fiona Malena


A whirling Flamenco journey
Friday, July 19th - Junction, 628 8 Ave SW Calgary
6 pm Doors, 7 pm Show
$30 advance/$35 door

Artistic director and dancer Fiona Malena (Berlin) joins forces with 12 Musas in this lively performance rich with spontaneous choreographic and musical interplay.

Based around the Italian legend of the "Tarantella," which has pagan roots as a wild dance of worship dating back to the Cult of Dionysus, the Tarantella later emerged as a dance meant rid of the poison from the bite of a deadly spider. Movement began slowly and methodically, gradually building to a manic hysteria as the music progressed. The tarantella has since gone through many incarnations; as a graceful, stately dance as well being referenced in countless pieces of music, poetry, folk dance and compositions such as those by Chopin and Liszt.

Our version of Tarantella is a whirling, captivating Flamenco show, capturing glimpses of the Tarantella's innate impulse to dance and hysterical malady. Embellished simple melodies and catchy rhythms merge into a festive celebration, rich with Mediterranean character.



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