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Greek Director to Lead Prestigious Vienna Opera Ballet Academy

Internationally renowned ballet director Christiana Stefanou, is planned to take over management at the Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy, starting on August 1, 2020. The decision is part of a five-year master plan, announced on Monday, June 29, that introduces...

Greece Nominates Epirus Festivals for UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Listing

The Greek Ministry of Culture recently submitted an application to UNESCO in hopes that by the time of the traditional village celebrations of Epirus' Syrrako and Vlasti on August 15, they will be included on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The...

Thessaloniki to Celebrate New Chinese "Year of the Rat" at Royal Theater

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will celebrate the new Chinese "Year of the Rat" on January 6th with a performance by one of China's major dance companies - the Chongqing Liangjiang Art Troupe - at the city's Royal...

Greeks in Moscow Organize Free Public Greek Dance Classes in Gorky Park

A group called "The Association of Greeks in Moscow" has managed to turn historic Gorky Park in central Moscow into a huge dance floor this summer, where people are learning how to dance traditional Greek dances for free. Every Sunday,...

Traditional Greek Dances Performances Underway in Athens Until September 22

A series of performances of Greek traditional dances will start on Sunday, August 18 in Athens and will continue until September 22. In central Athens' Philopappou Hill, at the ''Dora Stratou'' theater, performances will be held for five days every...

Greece's Syros Ready to Swing to Tango Rhythms in International Festival

The beautiful Aegean island of Syros is ready to be swept away by tango music and dancing between June 14 and 17, as world-renowned international performers and artists are set to participate in the fifth annual Syros Tango Festival. The...

Impressive Group Dance ''Hasapiko'' Amazes Residents and Tourists on Mykonos (video)

Hundreds of residents and tourists gathered in Mykonos' old port to dance the traditional ''hasapiko'' dance on Sunday afternoon. According to the Orthodox Christian calendar, this Sunday was Palm Sunday, and a big group of professional and amateur dancers wearing...

Epirus Cultural Heritage Unfolds at Athens Ancient Theater

The Panepirotic Confederation of Greece, the organization that keeps the customs alive and promotes the rich history and culture of Greece’s Epirus region, will hold a big musical, theatrical and dance performance in Athens' odeon of Herodes Atticus, under...

Hundreds Join Spectacular Chain Dance in Greece's Chios (video)

Hundreds of dancers joined hands in the port of the Greek island of Chios on Wednesday to offer a spectacular performance of traditional Greek dances from the Aegean. Dressed in traditional clothing, they danced the syrtos, an ancient chain dance...

Greek Girl Sends Internet Wild with Zeibekiko Dance (video)

A young Greek girl has stunned a crowd of tourists and local people by performing an amazing Greek dance called the zeibekiko on the island of Kastellorizo. The scene, captured by Cibele Almeida, a visitor to the island, had gone viral...