Still closely linked to its original function, the instrumental music of the Four Provinces of the Apennines accompanies a traditional choral repertoire very interesting and rare vitality that includes gigs at two to four gigabytes, the Alexandrian (or Monferrato) and flat. They are collective dances and figure due to the bipartite structure (lap-dance) to the wider body of folk dances from Northern Italy, but which have characteristics of style and completely independent and original choreography. The meeting, in the early decades of the 900, the oldest of these dances and dances from a couple of “town” (waltz, polka and mazurka) gave rise to a phenomenon of contamination that led to the emergence and spread of so-called “smooth pipe by” particular playing style that has its most emblematic in the “polka a saltini”.
The unbroken thread of memory has been handed down to this day even the poor woman, ancient dance of death and resurrection tied to the rituals of carnival, which comes in different interpretations are characterized by elements of pantomime and grotesque.
The internship will provide an introduction to the entire repertoire, focusing on the dances are still alive and practiced in festivals throughout the area of the 4p (Staffora high valley (PV), and downstream Borbera Curone (AL) and high Trebbia (PC -GE). Learning practical steps and figures and ¨ complemented by insights and reflections on the socio-cultural territory, from the vision of research materials and notes on dances now out of use, but over which it has been possible collect evidence through oral memory.