Artistic Residencies

Lecture at Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam 25/06/2013

The project conceived by dancer and choreographer Isabella Ruggiero has as aim to emphasize the  importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange between cultures and immersion into another culture.

The artistic residence will provide to the academic and artist the time to present his productions, to research and to met new people, experience life and cultural exchange in another location. He will interact with the local community by giving presentations, workshops and collaborating with local residents. The residencies will have as subject the Mediterranean traditional music cultures. The first residence took place in the Netherlands on June 2013.

Anthropologist and musician Valerio Ricciardelli (1/10/1964, Montoro Inferiore/Avellino/Italy) talking about “La Tammurriata” in the southern Italian musical tradition : myth and ritual, during the lecture at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Amsterdam. Amsterdam 25/06/2013

Lecture at Istituto Italiano di Cultura,
Amsterdam 23/06/2013

La Tammurriata in the southern Italian musical tradition: ritual and myth

La Tammuriata is a music tradition lived in the rural areas around the volcano Vesuvius, in the South of Italy. Throughout the transformation of seasons, the tradition connects the existentiality of the local population with their everyday social lives and work, the earth and the elements of nature, and with their ancestors and spirituality. With utter devotion and care, la Tammuriata has been passed on as a strictly oral tradition over many generations. It exists today an intriguing tradition transcending the limits of everyday space and time in a powerful ritual to cleanse up the social and metaphysical tensions that obstruct the eternal progression and repetition of life’s cycles.

Isabella Ruggiero (Napoli, Italy) is dancer, researcher and choreographer of traditional dances from the South of Italy, Egypt and the Middle East. Isabella is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and organizes traditional music & dance events and artistic residencies with the aim of creating a bridge between Mediterranean and other local cultures to spread music and dance culture abroad.