13:00 Monday 30 Jul 2012 Cadogan Hall
About this event
The tarantella, the entrancing dance form found in several Mediterranean countries, is the unifying thread here. L'Arpeggiata's programme recalls the popular myth that the bite of the tarantula could only be cured by music and dancing, a remedy known since the Middle Ages as 'tarantismo'. The associated songs and improvisations – tailored to match the varied symptoms of torpor, excitability and restlessness afflicting victims of the spider's poison – are revived in a virtuosic performance that transcends generic boundaries. The innovative period-instrument ensemble is joined by dancer Anna Dego.
Christina Pluhar theorbo/director
There will be no interval