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Dances with Spiders

Crisis, Celebrity and Celebration in Southern Italy

Dances with Spiders( )
Author: Lüdtke, Karen
Series title:Berghahn Ser.
ISBN:978-1-84545-445-6
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Publisher:Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $125.95
Book Description:

For centuries, the rite of the tarantula was the only cure for those 'bitten' or 'possessed' by the mythic Apulian spider. Its victims had to dance to the local tarantella or 'pizzica' for days on end. Today, the pizzica has returned to the limelight, bringing to the forefront issues of performance, gender, identity and well-being. This book explores how and why the pizzica has boomed in the Salento and elsewhere and asks whether this current popu- larity has anything to do with the...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Dance / Regional & Ethnic
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 cm
Book Weight:0.491 Kilograms



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