Tag Archives: Italy

I’d Rather Be Dancing Italian Folk Dances

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The people of Italy are very musical and love to dance. Here are some beautiful dances from the Big Boot.

Chi Balla is one of the dances we do at Phoenix International Folk Dancers. It was choreographed by the American, Ira Weisburd:

I don’t know what this dance is; I found it on YouTube, and the notes say it was filmed in Tuscany:

Neapolitan Tarantella is the music (and dance) I most associate with Italy:

Mazurca di Sant’ Andieu:

Gatij Ed Goj is a dance attributed to Occitania/Italy. I didn’t know what Occitania is, so I looked it up. It’s a region in southern Europe where the language Occitan was the original language (an area that is made up mostly of current day southern France). I don’t understand how a dance could be Occitan and Italian; maybe the music is from Occitania. It is lovely music, though, and a lovely dance:

Il Cantico delle creature:

Passu Torrau is a simple dance, and there are many different versions:

Graziella Mazurca:

Bomba Latina is a line dance choreographed by Italian Joey di Stefano, shown leading the dance, based on Latin steps:

Tarantella Montevergine is one more Italian tarantella, beautifully danced by the Tucson International Folk Dancers at the Phoenix Folk Dance Festival in 2017:

Creative Juice #154

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Creative Juice #154

Priceless treasures waiting to be discovered by you:

Creative Juice #128

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Creative Juice #128

May you be full of wonder this weekend.

Creative Juice #126

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Creative Juice #126

Oops! I neglected to post some Creative Juice last Friday. I hope this wonderful batch more than makes up for it.

Creative Juice #56

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Creative Juice #56

This very special edition of Creative Juice features posts from My OBT, one of my very favorite blogs. Every day, Donna shares something beautiful—or not so beautiful. I include at least one of her posts in CJ each week, but I have so many in reserve I thought I’d bless you with a whole bunch today. If you enjoy them, you might want to subscribe to My OBT so you never miss a single one.

Video of the Week #109: Piazza, Please

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Video of the Week #109: Piazza, Please

This is why I think I was meant to live in Italy. #BucketList

Creative Juice #9

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Creative Juice #9

Selected to refresh your soul:

Creative Juice #7

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Creative Juice #7

Stuff I found this week that might tickle your fancy:

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