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The Tarantella float at the Carnival of the Cultures in Berlin

There has been a tarantella float at the Carnival of the Cultures for the last four years. Every year the float has a different theme, which is always based on ideas from the South Italian tradition. An enthusiastic Tarantella group dances around the float, all dressed up to match the float's theme. The dancers do not necessarily see themselves as performers, but they do try to carry along the crowd. The further the procession travels, the more people gather around the float, which ends up becoming a mobile Tarantella Party.

©Francesco Campitelli