Lykion ton Ellinidon
NamesDrandakis, Lefteris (Choreographer)Lykeion tōn Hellēnidōn (Athens, Greece) (Performer)Drandakis, Lefteris (Director)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1989
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9065
TopicsBeratis (Dance)Hassapikos (Dance)Fysouni (Dance)Stavrotos (Dance)Gaitanaki (Dance)Tsamikos (Dance)Tai tai (Dance)Syrtos (Dance)Ballos (Dance)Gaida (Dance)Kalamatianos (Dance)Folk dancing -- GreeceFolk dancing -- Greece -- EpirusFolk dancing -- Greece -- ThessalyFolk dancing -- MacedoniaDance -- TurkeyDance -- GreeceDance -- Greece -- EpirusDance -- Greece -- ThessalyDance -- Macedonia
GenresTelevised performancesTelevised dance
NotesVenue: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (54 min., 46 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
LanguagesGreek, Modern (1453-)
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY916038955-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170393Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2eacac0-8ee5-0138-dcf1-003371bcd426
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