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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Human towers
    lower classes it represented a willingness to challenge more powerful and richer classes For this reason songs chanted during the construction of towers often make reference to the desire for revenge against the abuses of the upper classes Towers of different sizes are typical of Catalonia Spain Greece North Africa and Southern Italy All types of towers have a few common features during their construction there is always an accompanying song and music the base is often circular and towers are usually built on occasion of religious or popular celebrations Historical Background Already in the middle Ages in the Spanish regions of Catalonia and Valencia dances used to lead to the construction of small human towers Usually these dances were held at the end of Easter processions The oldest evidence of Catalan Moixigangues and Balls de Valencians date back to the Fifteenth century but it wasn t until the Seventeenth and Eighteenth century that these practices became widespread in Catalonia and Valencia Since then the tradition spread to other parts of Spain and eventually to Southern Italy These traditions later evolved into Castells in Catalonia and Pizzicantò and Scaricavascio in Molise and Basilicata In Italy there is a strong symbolism

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Giochi-tradizionali/Torri-umane.aspx?lang=en-US (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - p'zz'cantò community
    Game settings Italy Game variety p zz cantò community Game communities Game settings Italy Basilicata p zz cantò community p zz cantò community P zz cantò Torri umane Basilicata Matera Irsina credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Comunita-ludiche/Territori-di-gioco/Italia/Basilicata/Pro-loco-Irsina.aspx (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - p'zz'cantò community
    Game settings Italy Game variety p zz cantò community Game communities Game settings Italy Basilicata p zz cantò community p zz cantò community P zz cantò Torri umane Basilicata Potenza Potenza credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Comunita-ludiche/Territori-di-gioco/Italia/Basilicata/Associazione-culturale-Amarganta.aspx (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - pizzicantò community
    Our Philosophy Manifesto Game settings Italy Game variety pizzicantò community Game communities Game settings Italy Molise pizzicantò community pizzicantò community Pizzicantò Torri umane Molise Campobasso Castellino del Biferno credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9 37128 Verona T

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Comunita-ludiche/Territori-di-gioco/Italia/Molise/Associazione-culturale-Pizzicanto.aspx (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Spinning tops
    top with its unpredictable movement was a tool to predict the future and a form of gambling The player has to be able to lead the top on certain routes without it stopping The spin is set forth by using a cord which is later used to control its movement Traditionally winners have to break or scratch the spinning top of the loser the unlucky player will have to put it into the ground undergoing other competitors shots with the chance of being broken Historical Background Spinning tops Paleo or Turbo for the Greeks are also mentioned in the Iliad where Homer describes a stone thrown by Ajax as similar to a spinning top The Egyptians surely knew this game tool as proved by a wooden spinning top of cistus found in a tomb at the site of Kemada in Menfi This finding can be dated to the Old Kingdom 2600 2200 BC It is believed however that the game is even more ancient even today especially among the indigenous peoples of Asia and Africa children play with acorns or other rudimentary wooden spinning tops In literature there are many references to this game in the works of Virgil Cato

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Giochi-tradizionali/Famiglia-delle-trottole.aspx?lang=en-US (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - trottole community
    Home Our Philosophy Manifesto Game settings Italy Game variety trottole community Game communities Game settings Italy Piemonte trottole community trottole community Trottole Trottole Piemonte Torino Mattie credits Associazione Giochi Antichi Via Castello San Felice 9 37128 Verona T 045 8309162

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Comunita-ludiche/Territori-di-gioco/Italia/Piemonte/Comune-di-Mattie.aspx (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Casa Colombare
    a long time has been restored according to the principles of ecological design with expenses covered by the Association and by a grant from Foundation Cariverona The building is equipped with energy saving systems thanks to the contribution of Renewable Energy AGSM Casa Colombare is a project in collaboration with the City of Verona and the patronage of Popular Culture Identità Veneta of the Province of Verona The inauguration of

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Casa-Colombare.aspx?lang=en-US (2015-08-11)
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  • AGA - Associazione Giochi Antichi - Documentation Centre
    of Italian and foreign texts and magazines on game alongside a collection of videos and documentaries on traditional game communities and a collection of traditional game tools The Associazione Giochi Antichi has been engaged for years in the research and documentation on game culture The Documentation Center is the product of this research and its activities promote cultural preservation The documentation center aims to promote the conservation and enhancement of

    Original URL path: http://www.associazionegiochiantichi.it/Casa-Colombare/Centro-documentazione.aspx?lang=en-US (2015-08-11)
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