Dancing among the peoples in Blessano | Friuli

The Danzerini Udinesi Folklore Group and the ProBlessano Proloco present the 20th edition of Danzando tra i popolo, a weekend in which groups from Molise, Emilia Romagna and Friuli-Venezia Giulia will perform and compete against each other.

From 2 to 4 September, national folklore will be the protagonist in Blessano di Basiliano, together with taste. The specialties of our region and the flavors of the host lands for a taste of Slow Food presidia and typical traditional dishes.

The program includes Friday 2 September at 20.30 in Blessano with Choreis et Marculis. Speech by Angelo Floramo. Thus Gilberto Pressacco told of an ancient ritual of the Aquileian liturgical tradition in which dance became the highest and fullest form of an ancestral spirituality. Performance by the Capriva – Michele Grion folk group from Capriva del Friuli.

Saturday 3 at 9.30 am parade of the participating Folklore Groups along Via Manzoni; at 10 am institutional moment in the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Basiliano. At 8.30 pm, Dancing among the peoples … performance by the folk groups Zig Zaghini, Alla Casadei and Danzerini Udinesi.

Sunday 4th at 11.15 am Holy Mass in the Parish Church accompanied by the S. Stefano di Blessano choir. At 6 pm concert by the Band Group of the Music and Cultural Association Armonie APS. Finally, at 9 pm screening of the feature film The souls of the River directed by Gianluca Fioritto and produced by the MoviEst Project Association and the L’Antica Quercia Cultural Association.

The stages: Friday 2 at 6 pm in Nespoledo, piazzale della Chiesa; at 20.30 in Flambro (in case of bad weather at the Municipal Auditorium) Zig Zaghini, Alla Casadei and Danzerini Udinesi will perform. On Sunday 4 at 6.30 pm in Bertiolo (in case of bad weather at the Municipal Auditorium) Zig Zaghini, Alla Casadei and the Caprivese Folklore Group will perform.

Folklore Group Danzerini Udinesi. Founded in 1963 by Maestro Miani, the group began to perform, both independently and alongside the Aquilee Choir, with the aim of keeping alive and making known the dances belonging to the repertoire of our region. Even today, through constant research, the group continues to refine the dances and costumes, rediscovering and bringing to the stage Friulian dances and music that tell the traditions of the local area. The dancers wear the typical Friulian costumes and are accompanied by the orchestra, consisting of guitar, clarinet, accordion and liron (double bass). Thanks to the attention dedicated to the choreography and the care in the execution of the dances, the group has been invited and has participated in festivals in various European countries, including England, France, Belgium, and on the national territory. In 2014 the group of the Piccoli Danzerini Udinesi, which includes children of all ages, became an integral part of the group and accompanies the adults in their performances. The association has been affiliated for many years to the UFI (Italian Folk Union), the AGFF (Friulian Folklore Groups Association) and the UGF – FVG (Friuli Venezia Giulia Folklore Groups Union).

Folklore Group Emilia Romagna Alla Casadei. It was born in 1968 thanks to the passion of M ° Bruno Malpassi for Romagna folk music, typically composed of waltzes, mazurka and polka, promoted by the great Maestro Secondo Casadei. For years, his daughter, Monia Malpassi, has been carrying out the study, the development of dance and folklore as an unmissable resource of the splendid land of Romagna, combining it with modern dances through shows full of energy. The Majorettes and the traditional S’ciucaren are always a formidable side dish that, in time to the music, “whip” and create wonderful choreographies. With the first public performances, the need arose to create a dress that would make these dancers immediately recognizable as was the case for other areas of Italy. The long skirts, typical of the Romagna azdòre, made it impossible to perform the jumped steps typical of polkas and mazurkas. Therefore, after careful historical research, Anna Patuelli created a dress that tried to combine traditions and new needs. This dress is still used by our dancers in every performance, we find it exhibited in the Museo delle Edizioni Musicali Casadei Sonora. The group is among the protagonists of a film, “Extra-smooth – Punk da balera”, premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2021 and in the same year they perform together with Extraliscio on the stage of Sanremo 2021.

Folklore Group Zig-Zaghini Molise. The San Giovanni in Galdo Folk Group was founded in 1933 to appear only in occasional local events until the advent of the last world war; it will then be reconstituted in 1963 with the name of “Zig-Zaghini” with the idea of ​​restoring an ancient nineteenth-century “grape festival”. The group, made up of young people, has the task of reconstructing the traditional costume and reviving all the folkloristic heritage. The “Zig-Zaghini” Group, since then has brought the Molise tradition to the world, performing in all regions of Italy and abroad, participating in the most important continental and intercontinental festivals: Holland, Denmark, Scotland, England, France , Spain, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, but also the United States, Canada and Argentina. In 1976, he won the “Tritone d’Oro” in Caltanissetta, and also the 1st prize at the international Folklore festival, the Picozza d’Argento at the Zakopane Mountain Festival, Poland in the professional category, one of the most important events at European level. The group is made up of about thirty elements including singers, dancers and players. The instruments used are: accordion, accordion, guitars, bufù, cicadas, tree frogs and tambourines. Some of the traditional dances are the sieve dance (olive harvesting and cleaning), the reapers’ dance, the witch’s dance, the mirror dance, the handkerchief dance, the grape harvest dance, the bell dance, a zemperelle , the quadrille, the dance of the vats. The costume of the late 1700s is faithfully reconstructed: the male one is common to that of the entire Molise region, while the female one differs from the others as it is characteristic of the country.

Caprivese Folklore Group – Michele Grion. The origins of the Caprivese Folk Group “Michele Grion” date back to 1929, when some friends decide, not to forget the local traditions, to give life to some dances, whose movements recall the habits and customs of their people. Among these there is also Michele Grion, who together with his son Gianfranco works to build a group of musicians and dancers who, in more than 90 years, have made the Friulian traditions known in Italy and in the world. Today, with renewed rigor, enthusiasm and deep attachment to its land and its traditions, through its dances, the Group continues to transmit the intimate values ​​of Friuli. Alongside the dances, which tell the particular characters of folklore, the dancers and the players try their hand at skits, songs and music. During the performances, insights into everyday life of the past are presented, ranging from courtship with serenade to reached love, from family quarrels to village feast or work in the fields and from the beginning of spring to the desired harvest in the autumn period.

Dancing among the peoples in Blessano | Friuli