Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

Lykion ton Ellinidon

View this item elsewhere:

Lykion ton Ellinidon
Drandakis, Lefteris (Choreographer)
Lykeion tōn Hellēnidōn (Athens, Greece) (Performer)
Drandakis, Lefteris (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: From Epirus and the Sarakatsans (nomadic shepherds): Helidonisma. Children's song welcoming the spring. -- Berati. Free dance named after a region of Epirus. -- Sta tria. The most characteristic dance of the Sarakatsans. -- Fyssouni. Dance of Epirus. -- Stavrotos. Dance of the Sarakatsans, beginning with improvisation by the leading dancer and the formation of a cross. -- Kangellaris. Easter or summer dance, led by the oldest dancer in the group. -- From Thessaly, central Greece: Ta spitia pou iha sto vouno. Easter song and dance, accompanied by a woman beating a pan full of coins. -- O dyosmos ki o vassilikos. Dance performed at fairs. -- Maroulia. Women's Easter dance with handkerchiefs. -- Gaitanaki. -- Helidonaki mou gorgo. Song and dance praying the Prophet Elia for rain. The men form a circle, half of them mounting on the shoulders of the others. -- Tsamikos. -- Tai tai. Easter song and dance from the village of Aidonohori. -- From the Greeks of Asia Minor: Easter song from the village of Meli. -- Syrtos. Circular dance. -- Ballos. Couple dance found in the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor. -- Andikristos. Same as Ballos. -- Andikristos syllis. Dance from Sylli, Cappadocia. The dancers beat time with pairs of wooden spoons. -- Koniali. Dance with spoons from the same region. -- From Macedonia, northern Greece: Gaida. Dance performed on festive occasions. -- Mitraina. Dance performed on festive occasions. -- |||| Dousko. Slow dance. -- Tora mayia. May song and dance, performed by women girded with a plant called maes. -- Endeka. Dance from the region of Kozani. -- Tsintsiro. Song and dance performed on Lazarus Day by unmarried girls in special costumes. -- Kalamatianos. Dance in 7/8 rhythm. -- Poysnitsa. Men's dance, performed on feast days. -- Anixan ta dendra oula. Song and dance celebrating spring and May Day. -- Kato ston agio thodoro. May Day song and dance, performed before dawn by women with candles as they search in the fields for a special herb. -- Eleni moy and Syre-syre. Dances performed at Macedonian fairs.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9065
Beratis (Dance)
Hassapikos (Dance)
Fysouni (Dance)
Stavrotos (Dance)
Gaitanaki (Dance)
Tsamikos (Dance)
Tai tai (Dance)
Syrtos (Dance)
Ballos (Dance)
Gaida (Dance)
Kalamatianos (Dance)
Folk dancing -- Greece
Folk dancing -- Greece -- Epirus
Folk dancing -- Greece -- Thessaly
Folk dancing -- Macedonia
Dance -- Turkey
Dance -- Greece
Dance -- Greece -- Epirus
Dance -- Greece -- Thessaly
Dance -- Macedonia
Televised performances
Televised dance
Venue: Part I, Easter and spring customs, of a program videotaped in performance at the Herod Atticus Theater, Athens, Greece, on September 22, 1989 and broadcast by the Greek Television Network ET1.
Performers: Performed by members of the Lykion ton Ellinidon (Lyceum Club of Greek Women). Artistic director/choreographer: Lefteris Drandakis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (54 min., 46 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Greek, Modern (1453-)
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916038955-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170393
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2eacac0-8ee5-0138-dcf1-003371bcd426
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1989: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lykion ton Ellinidon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lykion ton Ellinidon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). Lykion ton Ellinidon Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url= | title= (moving image) Lykion ton Ellinidon, (1989) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=December 6, 2023 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Lykion ton Ellinidon