Very Special Sounds by HENNESY VS: Tarantule Tarantate | Music of Southern Italy

August 30
9PM

Hennessy VS is known for introducing the refined taste of superior French Cognac to a global audience. WTF Gallery & Cafe is known for it innovative, yet classically executed cocktails and for it’s adventurous art and culture programming.
 

For August COME AND DANCE TO THE LIVE SOUNDS OF THE “PIZZICA TARANTATA” IN BANGKOK!!

The power of art to transform all range of emotions and give birth to a new existence.
 
A dramatic representation of madness starting from the tradition of the “Tarantate” of Southern Italy, with music, dance and drama all integrated in the recreation of a powerful ritual.
 
The Tarantate were women that according to tradition, once bitten by the “Tarantula” (black spider) and infected with its poison they would develop a deep sadness and madness at the same time. The healing ritual was performed by a group of musicians which with hypnotic and wild rhythmic music would lead the tarantata in a long, wild dance (lasting many hours) to reach a trance state and finally to get rid of the “poison” causing her suffering.
 
The ritual was related to the condition of the woman in that male dominated society, and somehow their only way to express their anger and sufferance was to “become crazy” and to be bitten by the tarantula…
 
With “The Praise Of Folly” a group of artists from different fields will develop the same concept in their language: visual art, theatre, music and dance in an integrated performance.
 
Tarantule Tarantate // Bite Your Soul // Bite The Spider
 
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