In creating this Tarantella, Morgan was interested in how the world of classical ballet transformed the Tarantella from its percussive, tribal roots to a soft and ethereal dance. Taking inspiration from Neapolitan music, traditionally sung by washerwomen, Morgan explored the origins of Tarantella. Utilizing imagery from classical ballet, some of the customs of the city of Naples, and the music itself, the piece is an explosive celebration of a very old tradition, with a modern twist that honors the roots of the dance.
Choreography: Christopher K. Morgan
Music: Traditional Neapolitan
Costumes: Christopher K. Morgan