Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250)
Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue
Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances
Incoronata (Nadia) Inserra
Department of Focused Inquiry
Examining tarantella’s changing image and role among Italians and Italian Americans, Dr. Inserra illuminates how factors like tourism, translation and world music venues have transformed the tarantella cultural tradition, prompting a reassessment of gender relations in the Italian South and helping to create space for Italian and Italian American women as they reclaim gendered aspects of the genre.
Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the VCU Libraries
Admission is free and all are welcome.