One of the most powerful means which help men all over the world to know each other, to understand and love each other is art, the language of which is understandable to all people alike.
Dance is the art as old as man himself which, still today covers a great part of all peoples life. Folk dance, in particular, expresses the most One of the most powerful means which help men all over the world to know each other, to understand and love each other is art, the language of which is understandable to all the people alike.
Dance is an art as old as man himself which, still today covers a great part of all people’s life. Folk dance in particular expresses the most contrasting and multi-fold sides of life throughout the world, that is subjects and feelings which stirred the peoples deeply at the evolution of their historical existence. Folk dances are full of gentleness, moving heroism, pure lyricism, and spontaneous humor.
Folk dance is not just a series of sensational pictures, but it also depicts the pure creation of the popular genius. When the Greek youth pours out into the stage with the traditional dances of Greece, one can discern, hidden behind the poetical picture of the dance, the peculiarities of our national civilization, the charm of the Greek nature with the praised mountains, the picturesque islands, the beautifully plain and the bright blue sky.
Each Greek region has its own folk dances with its individual folklore.
Every folk dance in its total, together with the accompanying music and costumes, discloses the characteristics of life, the customs, and very often the character of the people.