A Traditional dance to the drum (this is the meaning of its name), which makes use of Italian castanets and a frame drum with jingles as the main accompanying instrument.
This is a dance of ancient origins, linked to the seasonal cycles of the land, now danced in coincidence with the Christian festivals, which fall within the same cycles and in many other community gatherings. It’s part of the many types of Tarantellas danced in the South. This particular form comes from the area of Napoli, which is where I am from.
Danced in a group of pairs between any age and gender, it’s fun, wild and beautiful.
Filomena Ianni is both a therapist and a community drum and dance facilitator. I love to bring this dance close to my roots and my heart to festivals and private gatherings alike, anytime!
Find more of my current and past community rhythm work on my FB page Core Beat Drumming & Dancing – http://allthingsflow.co.uk/the-drum-circle-page/