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The site serves as a place for the gathering of digital archive material relative to Greek dance and is also a meeting place and forum of expression for all those who serve the tradition of Greek dance.

Valuable material to do with dance is preserved and promoted through the voluntary contributions of members and co-workers of the organization, and at the same time information on relevant activities is provided.

As a place for Internet communication, for the pumping of information, for archival and educational material concerning Greek dance, the site aspires to become a reference point for all those who are involved with traditional dance on a research or practical level.  The presentation of the work of prominent and distinguished researchers is indicative of the high standard of published material.

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18/06/2017
Hotel Esperanza
Hotel Esperanza
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21/05/2017
Genitsaroi & Mpoules Traditional Custome of Naousa
Genitsaroi & Mpoules Traditional Custome of Naousa
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21/05/2017
Traditional Culture and Contemporary Society
Traditional Culture and Contemporary Society
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02/05/2017
Musical and dancing events in Preveza
Musical and dancing events in Preveza
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26/04/2017
Traditional Culture and Altruism
Traditional Culture and Altruism The event
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06/04/2017
Invitation
Invitation
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02/04/2017
Solidarity actions
Solidarity actions
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09/03/2017
Traditional Culture and Altruism
Traditional Culture and Altruism
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04/03/2017
A Greek Sculpture glorifies Greece in Moscow
A Greek Sculpture glorifies Greece in Moscow
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31/12/2016
Happy New Year 2017
Happy New Year 2017
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22/12/2016
Christmas wishes
Christmas wishes
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13/09/2016
Cultural & Scientific Event in Preveza-Epirus Region
Scientific Event in Preveza-Epirus Region
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12/09/2016
Scientific Event in Preveza of Epirus Region
Scientific Event in Preveza of Epirus Region
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24/08/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event in Preveza-Epirus Region
Cultural and Scientific Event in Preveza-Epirus Region
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10/08/2016
Nikos Floros, a great Greek artist
Nikos Floros is a great Greek Artist who has exhibited around the world and his sculptures are in museums and private collections.
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27/07/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event in Leros
Cultural Event
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25/06/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event in Leros
Cultural and Scientific Event in Leros Under the Auspices of the General Secretariat for Aegean and Island Policy
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21/05/2016
THE CULTURAL EVENT IN MUNICIPAL OF LAVRIO-SOUnion
THE CULTURAL EVENT IN MUNICIPAL OF LAVRIO-SOUnion
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11/05/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event Lavrio-Sounion
Cultural Event Under the Auspices of Ministry of Tourism
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28/04/2016
Happy Orthodox Easter
Happy Orthodox Easter
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02/04/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event in Ilia
Cultural and Scientific Event in Ilia
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09/03/2016
Cultural and Scientific Event
CULTURAL EVENT & SCIENTIFIC SESSION With the theme: Ccultural heritage, a starting point in developing solidarity nowadays
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04/06/2015
CULTURAL EVENT
CULTURAL EVENT
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29/04/2015
International Dance Day, 2015
International Dance Day was founded in 1982 with the aim of encouraging all dancers, whether professional or amateur, to share their passion and creativity with the world.
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20/01/2015
Cultural Event at the National Gallery of Pireaus
Cultural Event at the National Gallery of Pireaus
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14/01/2015
Cultural Event in National Gallery of Piraeus
Cultural Event at the `` National Gallery of Piraeus ``
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30/12/2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015
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20/04/2014
JESUS XRISTOS IS RISEN TODAY
JESUS XRISTOS IS RISEN TODAY
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24/12/2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS
MERRY CHRISTMAS
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09/07/2013
SCIENTIFIC MEETING IN VOLOS
SCIENTIFIC MEETING IN VOLOS
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28/06/2013
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL EVENT, IN VOLOS
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL EVENT, IN VOLOS
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06/05/2013
HAPPY EASTER.
HAPPY EASTER
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24/03/2013
Scientific meeting at the ELEHMON ETAIREIA
Scientific meeting at the ELEHMON ETAIREIA
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22/12/2012
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012 AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012 AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013
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09/12/2012
11th SEMINAR ONGREEK TRADITIONAL DANCE
11th SEMINAR ONGREEK TRADITIONAL DANCE
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21/10/2012
IN MEMORY OF PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS
IN MEMORY OF PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS
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20/02/2012
A LEGEND, PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS, HAS PASSED AWAY
A LEGEND, PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS, HAS PASSED AWAY
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13/09/2011
The custom of “Genitsaroi and Boules” of Naoussa, Greece
The custom of “Genitsaroi and Boules” of Naoussa, Greece The custom “Genitsaroi and Boules” is a very old custom of Naoussa town of North Greece, which takes place every year at the days of the early spring. It is difficult now for us to find its roots, as in most of our customs. But all the elements (symbols, masks, etc) lead us to the old times to the worship of the ancient god Dionysus and the days of the ancient fest “anthestiria” which means flowerings).
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01/09/2011
The Cultural Association of Agia Paraskevi- Pella
The Cultural Association of Agia Paraskevi- Pella
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10/12/2010
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM ATHENS GREECE With the subject: ‘Safeguarding the national cultural identity thought traditional dance and its re-enactments at the threshold of the 21st century’
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05/09/2010
CULTURAL EVENTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES
CULTURAL EVENTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES
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12/07/2010
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL IN CHANIA IN 2010
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL IN CHANIA . East Trench of Chania Sunday, 11th July 2010 -Time: 19.30. AIMS: The objectives of the organizing bodies are to host an important cultural event in the area which will celebrate contemporary representations of Greek traditional dance and aspects of the popular culture of other states.
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11/07/2010
SCIENTIFIC MEETING IN CHANIA
SCIENTIFIC MEETING. Subjects: a) The contribution of the Church to the preservation of our cultural heritage & b) “Greek dance: Traditional aspects and modern reenactments. 12 July 2010, Chania-Crete Island - Cultural Centre of the Holly Metropolis Kydonias and Apokoronou
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06/03/2010
11th EDITION OF THE CHERRIES FESTIVAL
In Pella of Macedonia, the home land of the legendary Greek King, Alexander the Great, and in the picturesque Archangelos, at the beautiful open stone-theatre, the 11th edition of Cherries Festival will take place in 16, 17, &18 July 2010, under of the Auspices of the Pan-Hellenic Foundation GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES. The event will be organized by the Educational & Cultural Association of Vlachs from Archangelos, with the contribution of the Municipal Administration of Cultural Development of Exaplatanos and the Prefecture of Pella.
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09/02/2010
A VISIT TO CHANIA
Mrs Pappa-Sevou, member of the board of directors of Greek Dance Archives, was recently at the beautiful city of Chania in order to coordinate the International Meeting and the cultural Festival. During her visit she was able to come into contact with many people and one of the most important meetings was with the Very Reverend Metropolitan Bishop of Kidonia and Apokoronos, Mr. Damaskinos.
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08/02/2010
WORLD DANCE DAY" -CULTURAL EVENTS IN KOZANI
\'WORLD DANCE DAY" - CULTURAL EVENTS IN KOZANH
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04/01/2010
3rd Part of THE EUROPEAN PROGRAM “LIVING TOGETHER”
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES and the FOUNDATION HASDER of Cyprus, have worked for the 3rd Part of THE EUROPEAN PROGRAM “PEOPLE TO PEOPLE CONTACT ACTIVITIES - LIVING TOGETHER”, which aims at the expansion of communication and the exchange of knowledge and experience on issues of folk culture, which would contribute to understanding of differences and would promote cooperation and friendship between young members of both Sectors. The third part of this European Project took place in Cyprus from the 26th of December to the 1st of January 2010
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02/10/2009
“SOUNDS OF EURASIA” IV ÉNTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Ôhe IV ÉNTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC “SOUNDS OF EURASIA” took place in ULAN-UDE, the capital of Buryatia of the Russian Federation, from 12th to 20th September 2009. The Festival was organized with great success by the East Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts (ESSACA), by Prof. Mr. Viktor Kitov, Dr. of Culturology, President of the IV International Festival of Traditional Music and was under the auspices of IOV Russia, of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Buryatia (East Siberia), of the Local Administration of Ulan-Ude, of the Ulan-Ude Musical College “P.I. Tchaikovsky” and of the National Library of the Republic of Buryatia
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26/08/2009
“PEOPLE TO PEOPLE CONTACT ACTIVITIES - LIVING TOGETHER”
“PEOPLE TO PEOPLE CONTACT ACTIVITIES - LIVING TOGETHER”. It gives us great pleasure to announce that the GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES and the FOUNDATION HASDER OF CYPRUS have worked for the second part of the European Program “People to People Contact Activities - Living together”, which aims at the expansion of communication and the exchange of knowledge and experience on issues of folk culture, which would contribute to understanding of differences and would promote cooperation and friendship between young members of both Sectors. The third part of this European Project will take in Cyprus, end of November 2009.
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31/07/2009
Skivani of Ioannina Prefecture
Skivani of Ioannina Prefecture- PHOTO GALLERY
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23/02/2009
PRESS RELEASE –MAY 2009
The President of the «Society of Macedonian Studies», Mr. Nikolaos Mertzos, in the presentation of the edition “Macedonian case and Bulgaria-Confidential documents 1950 - 1967” on the 29th of April 2009, has invited members of the Administration and Collaborators of our Organization Greek Dance Archives.
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15/01/2009
GREEK STATE TELEVISION ERT3 PRODUCTION -SUNDAY AT THE VILLAGE
The choice of ARCHANGGELOS Village for the program “Sunday At The Village” by Greek State Television channel ERT3, confirms that it is a community with special cultural interests but also capable, with the contribution of the local cultural society, to meet the demands of the production
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05/11/2008
IN UNISON
“IN UNISON” is the title of a well-loved television program produced for the ninth consecutive year in the county of Ioannina by the channel “Epirus TV1”.
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PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS
PROF. NEOKLIS SARRIS
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ARTICLES
 
 
 
FOLK DANCES AND GLOBALIZATION- Prof. Dr. Neoklis Sarris / GREECE
 
I will start with a common aphorism so that I can conclude with a common observation as well. This aphorism is about technology as a human product, and the observation is that, within the last century, a radical and fundamental change took place in human societies through technology, which further evolved them into a uniform type: There are those who want to present this type as the ideal type representing what they call "globalization".
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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
 
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MUSIC IN CINEMA AS A NATIONAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITY- Dr Renata Dalianoudi
 
MUSIC IN CINEMA AS A NATIONAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITY Dr Renata Dalianoudi PhD. Ethnomusicology (slide 2) Since music in cinema started to serve aesthetical needs of a film and not just be one among other elements of the film projection (as it used to happen in the mute cinema and in the first steps of the speaking cinema), in other words since 1930, music has become an essential and inseparable component of a movie.
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GREEK FOLK MUSIC: FROM YESTERDAY TO THE PRESENT – Á ÌUSICOLOGICAL, ETHNOLOGICAL AND AESTHETICAL APPROACH
 
A synoptic ethnographical presentation of the Greek folk music from the South to the North (from the island of Crete to Macedonia) and from the East to the West (from the Ionian islands to the north Aegean islands) proves that the Greek folk/ traditional music has a variety of rhythms, melodies, dancing forms/ formulas, musical instruments, poetic lyrics, metric, morphological types and structures, strophic schemes etc. A typical characteristic of the Greek traditional music is its three-part cultural identity: it is consisted of music, lyrics and dance, elements which -since the very Antiquity- were a solid and inseparable unity.
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Madalena Papadopoulou
 
Madalena Papadopoulou. Social media dep.
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NIKOS XYLOURIS -ONLY IN GREEK
 
NIKOS XYLOURIS -ONLY IN GREEK
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National Orchestras of Siberia: The Past and the Present
 
In 1920s the government of the Soviet Union declared the beginning of a cultural revolution in the country. Its primary goals were: liquidation of illiteracy of the population, citizens’ familiarization with the achievements of world culture, and maximum development of creative abilities in each person. PROF. VICTOR KITOV
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ONLY IN GREEK
 
ONLY IN GREEK
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The Role of Dance in the Formation of Ethnic Identityamong Diaspora Greeks. A Case Study from Australia
 
The Role of Dance in the Formation of Ethnic Identityamong Diaspora Greeks. A Case Study from Australia- This paper explores the hypothesis that ethnic identity among Greek Australians is expressed and transmitted in practical ways and in ritual contexts, especially through traditional dances. Dr. Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou
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ARTICLE ONLY IN GREEK
 
ARTICLE ONLY IN GREEK
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GREEK TRADITIONAL DANCES-DANCE OCCASIONS AND FOLK FESTIVALS IN GREECE
 
GREEK TRADITIONAL DANCES-DANCE OCCASIONS AND FOLK FESTIVALS IN GREECE - TENTZERAKIS CHRISTOS & MICA PAPPA-SEVOU Tenzerakis Christos President of Greek Dance Archives, President - IOV Hellas. & Mica Pappa-Sevou General Secretary - IOV Hellas. Koprivshtica National Folk Festival August 2005. Dear Director of the Academy of Sofia, Dear Professor Kaufman, Dear Professor Mrs Santova, Dear General Secretary of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mrs Gimina, Dear Professors of the Academy, Dear Congress Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to emphasize once again, that we are very glad to be with you all those days in Koprivshtica, here in Bulgaria, as quests of this magnificent folklore festival. We would also like to thank Her Excellency, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Boulgaria, Mrs Nina Chilova, the Director of the Institute of Folklore of Academia of Sofia, Professor Mrs. Mila Santova and the General Secretary of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Gimina, for their kind invitation and the warm hospitality they have offered to us. Through the protection, promotion and preservation of the folk culture the organisers of this important Festival contribute significantly to the maintenance of the traditional values and the mutual understanding among people
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The Dance Phenomenon and Social Reality - Ass. Prof Anna Lydaki
 
The Dance Phenomenon and Social Reality Methods of Research Anna Lydaki, assistant professor at the Sociology Department of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences Introduction Condillac calls the expression of dance factual language and writes that this language was evidently preserved, even after phonetic-verbal expression was created, in order to notify people about topics of prime importance related to law or religion.
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF LATVIA - Dr. Aija Jansone N FOLK DANCE IN THE PERIOD FROM THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH TO THE LATE 20TH CENTURY
 
THE TRANSITION FROM RURAL TO URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND THE EFFECTS ON TRADITIONAL CULTURE Aija Jansone /Dr. hist./ LATVIA 5th International Symposium of GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES , May 2006 Dance is one of the oldest human ways of expressing feelings and experiences, involving a variety of rhythmic movements to the accompaniment of song or musical instruments. During centuries of cultural development, in accordance with the characteristics of popular life, the means of expression used in dance have been selected and developed, and the principles guiding the development of dance sequences have become established. During this period, several genres of folk dance have developed, with their own special patterns of form and style, traditional kinds of artistic representation and means of expression.
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KOUROUBAGIAKI VASILIKI - CURATOR
 
KOUROUBAGIAKI VASILIKI - CURATOR
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George Palapougiouk
 
George Palapougiouk- Ephor of communications
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CAN ONE CROSSBREED AN ORANGE WITH AN APPLE ? - Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka
 
Can one crossbreed an orange with an apple?Intermarriage and ethnicity in American multicultural metropolis (In view of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding) Professor: Anna Brzozowska-Krajka Department of Polish, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University- Lublin, Poland- (In view of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding) In American social structure ethnicity refers not to the dominant native host society (summarized as WASP, i.e. White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) but to the “aliens” who inhabit mostly urban centres (those who achieve financial success move to suburbs). They include white ethnics, defined by Monsignor Geno Beroni as PIGS (Poles, Italians, Greeks, Slavs). Their ancestors immigrated to the New World for economic or political-economic reasons. From the point of view of the host society and its dominant culture they were “alien” and became outsiders. They were included into the host society but occupied partly marginal positions in it. However, according to Roger D. Abrahams and Susan Kalčik, such marginality might beas a source of power and energy
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ARTICLE IN GREEK
 
ARTICLE by Prof. Vassiliki Rokou . ONLY IN GREEK. IOANNINA UNIVERSITY.
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ALEXANDROS N. SARRIS
 
ALEXANDROS N. SARRIS ASSISTANT EPHOR-YOUTH COMMISSION
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GREEK COMPOSER MANOS XATZHDAKIS
 
GREEK COMPOSER MANOS XATZHDAKIS - Dr. Renata Dalianoudi. MANOS HADJIDAKIS & THE GREEK FOLKLORIC MUSIC TRADITION- TRANSITION FROM THE TRADITIONAL TO THE ART-POP MUSIC. A characteristic case of the transition from the “anonymous” spontaneous music performing ïr/ and the traditional dance -as a collective cultural expression of the members of a local society- to the elaborated musical score and from the rural environment (where a musical or/ and a dance feast takes place) to the concert hall is that of the Greek Oscar-awarded composer Manos Hadjidakis, which is the subject of my doctoral dissertation.
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ARTICLE IN GREEK
 
ARTICLE IN GREEK
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DANCE DURING THE TRANSITION FROM THE RURAL TO THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND TO THE CYBERSPACE
 
In the age of the Internet and Universalism, a simple click on our computer is all it takes to bridge the distance that separates us from all the information that is relevant to dancing and contact with the bodies that provide it.
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ARTICLE ONLY IN GREEK
 
ARTICLE ONLY IN GREEK
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FIELD RESEARCH, GREEK ONLY
 
FIELD RESEARCH, GREEK ONLY
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