31st Greek Traditional Dance Seminar

31st Greek Traditional Dance Seminar


When?

Start time: Saturday 17:00 (05 August)
End time: Thursday 14:00 (17 August)
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About

YANNıS KONSTANTıNOU, HIS FAMILY AND THE ASSOCIATION "LYGKISTES" invite you to join them in the village Lemos, above the beautiful Prespes Lakes, to participate in 12 days of Greek dance, music, rituals and customs. In an area rich in history, local traditions are still alive and can be experienced daily at glendia and panegyria with local musicians “xalkina” ... by the hospitality (“filoxenia”) of the local people ... by enjoying local specialties (“gigantes”, “tsipouro”, “pites”), ... and through the natural beauty of the Prespa Basin, an area untouched by tourism.

THE TEACHING PROGRAM

DIMOS GKIKAS: Sarakatsani & the region of Drama
YANNIS NIKOLAIDIS: Pontos
VANGELIS KAROTSIS & ALEXANDRA VANGELI:
Cycladic Islands
ELLI KAZAKOU: Epiros
YANNIS KONSTANTINOU: Macedonia
SOTIRIS THEOXARIS: Thessalia & Agrafa

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION:
The seminar is held in Prespa, an historic crossroads region in northwest Greece where distinct peoples, languages and traditions converge in a picturesque basin containing the beautiful Prespes Lakes and the surrounding mountains. The two lakes, the Mikri and Megali, are shared by Greece with its two Balkan neighbors creating a culturally diverse and historically rich mosaic that colors all aspects of life in the region.
Lemos is approximately 2-1/2 hours from Makedonia Airport in Thessaloniki, and less than one hour from the cities of Florina and Kastoria.

ACCOMMODATION: We will stay in Hotel Mimallones or restored Guesthouses in the village of Lemos, in shared rooms for 2 or 3 persons with private bathrooms. A limited number of single rooms are available upon request.
For more information about Prespes and/or Hotel Mimallones, visitwww.mimallones.gr

For more information - about the seminar, accommodations, traveling to Prespes, etc., please contact us:

Yannis Konstantinou (Greek, English) - yankost@otenet.gr

Maryse Fabre (French, English, Spanish) - marysefabre30@orange.fr

Karline Vanparijs (Flemish, German, Francais, English) - levendisbrugge7@gmail.com

Caroline Simmonds (English) - caroline_simmonds@hotmail.com