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TRAD DANCES SCHOOL
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Dance is the mother of the arts.
Music and poetry are determined over time,
figurative arts and architecture in space:
the dance lives equally in time and space.
In it creator and creation, work and artist, they all do one"
Curt Sachs, Storia della danza

Get closer to the pleasure and joy of dance, through passages and rhythms full of life and different stories, colors and cultures. While dancing, we travel through the geography of countries and the history of societies, we travel to seek the roots of rhythm and relationship in the physical body and in movement, exercising the capacity to listen to oneself, of the other and of the group through the passage, the voice and ear, developing the proprioceptive abilities; rediscovering the potential of physical-emotional communication of dances and sounds of traditions that culturally sanctify the community as a place of sharing.
Get ready for a tiptoe journey from South Italy to France, from Spain to Greece, in Ireland and Eastern Europe ...
The dance classes of Arci Tavola Tonda are conducted by Barbara Crescimanno

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Do you want to know who we are? Well, make yourself comfortable.
The story of Arci Tavola Tonda is a bit the story of thefolk revival movement in Palermo...
Do you want to know who we are? Well, make yourself comfortable.
The story of Arci Tavola Tonda is a bit the story of the folk revival movement in Palermo...

TRAD DANCES SCHOOL

"Dance is the mother of the arts.
Music and poetry are determined over time,
figurative arts and architecture in space:
the dance lives equally in time and space.
In it creator and creation, work and artist, they all do one"
Curt Sachs, History of Dance
Get closer to the pleasure and joy of dance, through passages and rhythms full of life and different stories, colors and cultures. While dancing, we travel through the geography of countries and the history of societies, we travel to seek the roots of rhythm and relationship in the physical body and in movement, exercising the capacity to listen to oneself, of the other and of the group through the passage, the voice and ear, developing the proprioceptive abilities; rediscovering the potential of physical-emotional communication of dances and sounds of traditions that culturally sanctify the community as a place of sharing.
Get ready for a tiptoe journey from South Italy to France, from Spain to Greece, in Ireland and Eastern Europe ...
The trad dances courses of Arci Tavola Tonda are conducted by Barbara Crescimanno

TRAD MUSIC SCHOOL

According to UNESCO in Paris in 1989,
by contacting the Governments of the member countries:
"Traditional and popular culture is part of the universal heritage of humanity,
[it] is a powerful means of rapprochement
between different peoples and social groups 
and affirming their cultural identity»
Music is one of the privileged forms within the human communication process. It embodies symbols, concepts and objects produced by a culture in a space and time, and can be taken as a paradigm through which to read a culture.
What do we mean by 'popular'? On the one hand, the possibility of accessing the services offered to those who cannot afford the expensive costs of normal music schools; on the other, the focus on the tools and rhythms of the Sicilian and Mediterranean popular tradition.

The courses of the School of Popular Music are: Frame DrumsFluteDiatonic AccordionAccordionViolinMandolinVocal TechniqueChorusGuitarOud (Arabic lute), Ney Flute

TRAD DANCES SCHOOL

"Dance is the mother of the arts.
Music and poetry are determined over time,
figurative arts and architecture in space:
the dance lives equally in time and space.
In it creator and creation, work and artist, they all do one"
Curt Sachs, Storia della danza

TRAD MUSIC SCHOOL

According to UNESCO in Paris in 1989,
by contacting the Governments of the member countries:
"Traditional and popular culture is part of the universal heritage of humanity,
[it] is a powerful means of rapprochement
between different peoples and social groups
and affirming their cultural identity»
Get closer to the pleasure and joy of dance, through passages and rhythms full of life and different stories, colors and cultures. While dancing, we travel through the geography of countries and the history of societies, we travel to seek the roots of rhythm and relationship in the physical body and in movement, exercising the capacity to listen to oneself, of the other and of the group through the passage, the voice and ear, developing the proprioceptive abilities; rediscovering the potential of physical-emotional communication of dances and sounds of traditions that culturally sanctify the community as a place of sharing.
Get ready for a tiptoe journey from South Italy to France, from Spain to Greece, in Ireland and Eastern Europe ...
The trad dances courses of Arci Tavola Tonda are conducted by Barbara Crescimanno
Music is one of the privileged forms within the human communication process. It embodies symbols, concepts and objects produced by a culture in a space and time, and can be taken as a paradigm through which to read a culture.
What do we mean by 'popular'? On the one hand, the possibility of accessing the services offered to those who cannot afford the expensive costs of normal music schools; on the other, the focus on the tools and rhythms of the Sicilian and Mediterranean popular tradition.

The courses of the School of Popular Music are: Frame Drums, Flute, Diatonic Accordion, Accordion, Violin, Mandolin, Vocal Technique, Chorus, Guitar, Oud (Arabic lute), Ney Flute

SPONDE SONORE, a dances and music season

Sponde Sonore is the annual music and dance events season organized by Arci Tavola Tonda which begins in October and ends in May with the homonymous Festival Trad.

Only in the last two years there have been artists of the caliber of Alfio Antico, Ambrogio Sparagna, Officina Zoè, Ginevra Di Marco, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Max Manfredi, Warsaw Village Band, Nando Brusco, Ballade Ballade Bois, Cogar Band, Bruno Le Tron, Trio Loubelya...

2019/20 Events Calendar

TRAD ORCHESTRA

The Arci Tavola Tonda Orchestra was born in 2010 - with teachers and students of the School of Popular Music - and since 2017 has been repeatedly directed by Ambrogio Sparagna.

In reduced formation, which still includes 13 elements, it conducts lively dance parties and plays steadily for the celebrations of April 25 in Palermo.
The Small Tavola Tonda Orchestra, coordinated by Michele Piccione, was invited to participate in some of the most important European traditional dance festivals, including the Gran Bal Trad of Vialfrè (TO), Andanças and Tradidanças in Portugal.

TRAD LUTHERIE LAB

Guitars, violins, plectrum instruments, we don't miss anything in our laboratory.

The violin making laboratory is the result of a project that has formed ten artisans and craftsmen capable of repairing, restoring and building acoustic instruments, with particular attention to traditional instruments, in a context in which this art is rapidly being lost. Two of the students of the original group at the end of the training became the managers of the Popular Violin Making of Arci Tavola Tonda
Come and visit us at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa!

RECORDING STUDIO

The Recording Studio of Arci Tavola Tonda is dedicated to the great Palermo musician Giuseppe Leopizzi.

A recording room of about 20 square meters and a slightly smaller direction room, which also overlooks the large stage of the concert hall to record larger ensembles, along with all the other comforts - from the cafeteria to the sofas, from the lutherie to the reharsal rooms - allow you to concentrate fully on the creative process and make the recording experience a real pleasure.
Trying to say it, to believe it...

NINFE DI SICILIA Research project

In investigating the origins of music and traditional and ritual dance in Sicily, we encountered a profoundly feminine culture: the Nymphs, a historical-mythological figure common throughout the Mediterranean since the Paleolithic and which survives - transforming - until the modern age.
Among their multiple competences, they were OBSTETRIC: they ritually guided women in the phases of their life and in important moments of passage (menarche, pregnancy, childbirth, etc.); ERBORISTS and APICULTRICIANS, experts in herbs and medicinal and psychotropic substances; practitioners of SINGING, DANCING and PERCUSSIONS (they are the oldest musicians and percussionists of which there is documentation on the Island); PRIESTS to guide the rituals in different important passages of the life of the individuals, cured or 'captured' through non-ordinary states of conscience (the so-called nympholessia of which Socrates was also a victim), using psychoactive plant chemistry, dance, the rhythm, the voice, the breath.
Semi-divine beings or women of knowledge of the communities, lived on the margins of the settlements and maintained the connection between the wild and the civilized.

In this research project, coordinated by Barbara Crescimanno, theoretical in-depth days are proposed - archeology, geology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, history of art and religions - and workshop moments on the use of percussion and of sounds, on physiological techniques for the induction of non-ordinary states of consciousness, as well as performative experiments of intertwining between narration, vocal, rhythmic and dance movement practices.
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WHERE WE ARE

Arci Tavola Tonda is located in Palermo at the Padiglione 18A of the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa - an area of ​​25.000 of industrial archeology warehouses which can be accessed from Via P. Gili n. 8.

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