Ancient Dancers Of The Tarantula Dance

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Ancient Dancers Of The Tarantula Dance Painting

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Perth, We - Australia

La tarantella! F.V! brava!

Saint James, NY - United States

the overhead point of view has me falling into the circle. have to keep reminding myself this is just a painting. v.

Well, this painting has the aim of guiding the eye towards the center of the phenomenon. The same dance requires circular movements with the dancers that rotate around an enclosed area. If you look at the other painting "Modern Dancer" the context is very different, over the centuries has changed, even if the spirit of the dance is still to cure, because believe me, as a all night long Tarantula dancer, makes you feel reborn! It was also an entertainment dance for village feasts (as it is today) when not used as "treatment", and also as a courtship dance. Even then the women dance in circle, turning on themselves and the men turning around the dancers, imitating the movement of a spider. It reminds the cycle of life, or two rings that cross each other, or the whirling Dervishes.. just watching them give you dizziness and gives the feeling that you are caught! The name of the music is "Pizzica" which means "Pinched" and the beat of tambourines is at a very high speed rhythm, there are many videos online about that and the famous festival of "The Night of the Tarantula" and people dance madly always in circle!! Anyway, thank you Steven for pointing that out, giving me the chance to explain. So sorry for this very long explanation and my imperfect English!!

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