Do you dance? No, me neither.
Not until the tarantella found its way into my life, that is. This night was up there with the most fun nights ever since fun nights began.
What better way to stomp away a bitingly cold February evening than by learning the deceptively simple tarantella steps? This fiery, traditional southern Italian dance is unbelievably fun, exhausting and hilarious. A touch of fact – the word ‘tarantella’ is another word for ‘tarantism’ – the hysterical condition following a bite from a grotesque ‘tarantula’ – now your turn for a ‘t’ word.
Let me rewind.
I went with a gorgeous, (more so than enthusiastic I might add) group of friends to what seemed like an abandoned warehouse in nondescript Limehouse, (think distressed, eery SAW shoot location if you will.)
Do not be fooled by appearances!
If the thumping percussion, siren singing and red music doesn’t seduce you then, frankly, I don’t know what will.
I hope the pictures below awaken something tarantella-esque in you enough to get your ‘jeeeeg’ on (as the Italians would say.) If that fails to stir you, perhaps the flowing wine and cosy entertainment might be enough to lure you out of your 70% off GAP pyjamas.
Watch for upcoming events here at the Jamoboree!