Workshop – ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI: SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
Geographically, Polka Chinata originated in Bologna in the early 1900s as a way of showing off one’s masculinity in front of women, and became an almost competitive activity after World War II. Then it disappeared, until dance scholar Giancarlo Stagni discovered the recordings. Sciarroni went to Stagni’s village every week for six months to learn the steps.
The subversion of tradition occurs in the way the dance is used, as Save the Last Dance for Me is based on trust and the sharing of body weight between two men in a close embrace of Polka Chinata, which is a technically complex activity at the beginning, but quickly turns into feelings, both for the dancers and for the audience.
Workshop of a Polka Chinata led by Giovanfrancesco Giannini and Gianmaria Borzill, will follow the performance ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI: SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.
The duration of the workshop is 120 minutes, and you can expect an exclusive of the highest quality.
Dress in comfortable clothes and have terry or thick socks!