Typical dances

"A mascarata ',' A 'Ndrezzata" "A vattute e ll'astreche" constituted the major folk dances tied to aspects of community life of Ischia now become folk dance through the creation of specialized groups.

The origins of the dance "A mascherata" are still unclear: according to some sources has Greek origins, according to other Spanish as a Spanish resort this dance was danced on Easter Monday or the feast of St. John, the same Holy patron of Buonopane.

However, there are several hypotheses regarding the origin of the dance. One of these, which is a combination of myth and legend, the dance has its roots in a feud between the inhabitants of Buonopane and Barano dating back to 1500. This is documented in a manuscript found in the sacristy of the church of San Giovanni Battista in Buonopane, which tells of the coming of the Bishop to calm a dispute between the inhabitants of Buonopane and those ones of Barano caused by the contention of a girl between two people belonging their respective countries.

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