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The folk school Val d’Akragas represents, in its wide repertoire, the expression of the sicilian soul. From the typical marranzanata to the pastorale nenias and the carters, from account of the reapers and the fishermen to the more genuine romances, from the more old sicilian dance to the country-dance, all has scent of Sicily. Moment by moment, while the young men are dancing we live again the daily life on the stages in its different appearances and in the different moments the deep sadness and the joy of the sicilian people. Among the dances, the group performs U Chiovu, the more old of the Sicilian tarantelle which is different from the neapolitan one, whom they are only dancing on tiptoe. It is a characteristic figure of the islander popular representation: the protagonist is the young fond of singing, flattered by the young ladies and friend of everybody, to whom gravitates each popular feast. The program provides, moreover, the traditional tarantella, the Polka dance, an imported dance but changed in the figures and adapted to that self spirit of the Sicilian people, the cited country-dance and at last a typical islander Mazurka.  The songs are known tunes as Ciuri ciuri, Vitti na crozza, U’ marranzanu and the others which we wonder where have been re-elaborated or discovered but equally beautifull as Cantu di carritteri, Jetta la riti, stidda d’amuri, Nicuzza duci, Picciotti Giurgintani etc.. The clothes are in 18th century costumes of the Sicilian rural world. The young ladies wear red short and full skirts, green or blue; white blouse and tight fastened waistcoats down the front; a richly worked pinafore; long white stockings and low-heeled black pumps; black cloaks; basket and tambourine. The young men wear white shirts tight at the throat with a red or yellow bow; red or yellow sash at the sides; black or brown velvet jacket (typically rustic); trousers tight at the knee with red or yellow bows; long white socks on black shoes. The typical instruments used by the young musicians are: a’ quartara, u’ marranzanu, u’ fruscalettu, u’ tammuru with tin sheet and u’ tammuru of San Calò, the collar with the bells, the guitar, the mandolin and the accordion. The pure Sicilian folklore is the full expression of the folk group Val d’Akragas of Agrigento which for more than 50 years takes away in tour around the theatres and the squares of all the world, the most prized themes closed to the tradition of the Sicilian people.