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  PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL-PRESIDENT CHRISTOS TENTZERAKIS, CV  
     
 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTION
The Presidential Council is elected by majority vote of the General Assembly
of GREEK DANCE ARCHIVES

Members of Presidential Administrative Council

Tentzerakis Christos, Chairman - CV
Omiriadis Alexandros, Vice Chairman
Kontotasios Lambros,  General Secretary
Pappa Sevou Dimitra, Member
Pantelaioy Efi, Member

 

 
     
 
 

 

Tentzerakis Christos

·         President of the Pan Hellenic Association “Greek Dance Archives- Society for the research, study and promotion of traditional Greek dance”.

·         President of the Greek representation of the international Organization of Folklore, IOV-IOV HELLAS, NGO in operational relation with UNESCO,  May 2003 - December 2009

·         Former administrative member of world organization IOV-in operational relation with UNESCO,  General Secretary responsible for 21 countries in Southern Europe.

·          Former vice principal of 8th High School, Peristeri.

·         Taught on attachment at the Department of Physical Education and Athletics of the University of Athens 1997/1998.

Studies

·         Graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Physical Education and Athletics with honors – general mark 9.43, specialty subject full marks.

·         Student of philosophy (Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

·         PhD candidate at the Panteion University of Athens.

Foreign Languages

·           Very good knowledge of English, moderate level of French and Dutch.

Training Seminars

·      Graduate training in physical education, Thessaloniki 1986.

·      Training in scouting and choosing talent, (K.O.E.A.T. – ..Ń.) 1988.

·      Conference of Sportswriters of Greece and Cyprus, Athens 1993.

·      2nd Greek Conference for Physical Education teachers, Athens 1994.

·      Seminar “Volleyball and PE in Schools”, Piraeus Athletic Club and PE Office of West Attica.

·      Piraeus .Ň. . “Traditional Greek Dances”, 5/2 – 30/3 1996.

·      Seminar for Health Education “Theoretical and Experiential Approach to Health Education in Schools”, 4 – 17/2/1999.

·         Seminar for Health Education “Propagation and Diffusion of the results of Health Education programs in schools”, 24-25/1/2000.

·      Computer Seminar “Utilization of Information Technology in Education”, 23/9-18/12/2002.

·      One- day meetings and seminars on education

·      Several international conferences on folk culture, Greece and abroad (Bulgaria, Poland, Korea, China).

 

Professional Experience, Athletics Traditional Dance

·      Coach: swimming team IRAKLIS, Thessaloniki ,1982-1985

·      Coach: swimming team Haidari Athletic Club, 1989-1993

·      Responsible for mass athletics. National swimming pool, Thessaloniki 1983-1985.

·      Responsible for Choice and Preparation of Talent, Thessaloniki1988, Athens 1990-1992.

·      Leader of ...Ň.. camps, 1989-1992.

·      Teacher of traditional dance, 1987-2004.

·       Dancer with first team of the Lyceum of Greeks, Thessaloniki 1980-1989.

·      Dancer with the Dance Club of Aridaia, 1976-1980.

Presentations at Conferences in Greece and abroad

·     “Dance Tradition of the Aridaia Area”, 13th International Conference: “Science of Dance Technique”, Dora Stratou Theater, Athens 1999.

·     “Wedding Customs and Dances of the Village of Almopia”, 14th International Conference: “Dance and History”, Aridaia 2000.

·     “ The Festivals of Sklivani, Xerovounio”,   14th International Conference: “Dance and History”, Aridaia 2000.

·     “The Music-Dance Tradition of Bafras, Ioannina”, 15th International Conference: “Dance and Oral History”, Municipality of Ag. Dimitri, Ioannina 2001.

·     “Greek Dances. The transition from rural to urban environment”, 2nd conference for dance research on the subject “Folklore Object, the transition from rural to urban environment”, Greek Dance Archiives, Ioannina May 2003.

·     “Traditional Values through Greek Dances and   the Transition from the Rural to Urban Environment and in United Europe”, 11th European Conference on folk culture, Lublin-Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, June 2004.

 

·         “Greek Dance in the transition from rural to urban environment and to the ‘global village’, 3rd  dance symposium on the theme “transition from the rural to urban environment”, Greek Dance Archives, Municipality of Tirvano,  December 2003.

 

·         Paper on the subject: Greek Traditional Dances – Dance Occasions and Folk Festivals in Greece” – Koprivshtica, Bulgaria, August 2005.

 

·         Paper on the subject: Cultural Diversity and Unity” 3rd World IOV-UNESCO Conference, Andong, South Korea, September2005.

 

·         Paper on the subject: “The Transition of the Dance Phenomenon from Rural Society to the Modern Urban Environment, through the Educational Process”,  6th International Dance Symposium, Ancient Corinth, September 2006.

 

·         Speech on “Greek Dance in the Transition from the rural to the Urban Environment”  1st International Conference for folk culture and Education, Thessaly Conference Centre, Municipality of Volos, October, 2006.

·         Speech on “Greek Traditional Dance and Cultural Dialogue in the Context of Globalization”, 4th World Conference ‘Cultural Dialog in the Context of Globalization’, Volos, May 2007.

·         Paper on the subject “ Dance as Intangible Heritage from rural to urban environment” 1st IOV Youth Congress, Bountiful USA, August 2008

·         Responsible for proposal of integration into Ň.–. – Information Society -  Motion nbr 8523 14/11/2003 ‘Music and Dance Tradition of Ipeiros’, in cooperation with the Research Center of the Greek Folk Academy of Athens, - final beneficiary ‘Greek Dance Archives’

 

Participation on Scientific Committees

 

·         Member of scientific committee for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th International Symposium for dance research in the transition from the rural to the urban environment, organized by ‘Greek Dance Archives’ – Strimona, March 2003; Ioannina, May 2003;  Tirnavos, December 2003;  Vovousa, July2004; Chania, May 200 ; Ancient Corinth, September 2006.

 

·         Member of scientific committee for the 1st International Conference “Folk Culture and Education”, Thessaly Conference Center, Volos, October 2006.

·         Member of scientific committee for 5th, 6th and 7th Seminars for Folklore and Vlachs Traditional Dances, Perivoli 2003, Xanthi 2004, Samarina 2005.

·         Member of scientific committee for the 4th IOV-UNESCO World Conference ‘Cultural Dialog in the Context of Globalization’, with the participation of 120 representatives from 67 countries – Athens and Volos, May 2007.

·         Member of scientific committee of the quarterly magazine, International Organization of Folk Art I.O.V. in operational relations with UNESCO, Greek representative.

 

Publications

 

 

·         Editor for the publication of the proceedings for the the 4th World Congress of IOV-UNESCO & Greek Dance Archives “COSMO ECHO – Consonance of people of the Earth -Cultural dialog in the context of globalization” with the participation of 120 representatives from 67 countries, Athens and Volos, May 2007

 

·         Editor for the publication of the proceedings for the 3rd symposium on dance research at Tirnavos.

 

·         Quarterly scientific magazine of International Organization of Folk Art I.O.V. in operational relations with UNESCO, Greek representative.  Responsible for publication

 

·         Essays and articles in newspapers, magazines and on the internet.

·         Editor for the publication of the proceedings for the 3rd symposium on dance research at Tirnavos.

·         Authorship and editing of the book and CD “Music and Dance Traditions of Sklivani, Prefecture of Ioannina” (108 pages).

·         Authorship and editing of “The Festivals of Sklivani, Xerovounio (24 pages with CD).

·         Authorship and editing of “Music and Dance Traditions of Bafras, Ioannina (24 pages with CD).

 

            Advisor for CD production

 

·         The Festivals of Sklivani, Xerovounio (24 pages with CD). Research and editing: Mica Pappa-Sevou, Lefteris Stavropoulos, Christos Tentzerakis  

·         Traditional Dances and Songs of Ancient Corinth” (24 pages with CD). Research and editing: Vangelis Tsimpouris, Panagiotis Lalezas.

·         “Traditional Dances and Songs of Sirrakou, Ioannina “(50 pages with CD). Research and editing: Ilias Gkartzrnikas.

·         “Music and Dance Traditions of Bafras, Ioannina” (24 pages with CD). Research and editing Mica Pappa-Sevou, Christos Tentzerakis.

·         Chrisochorafa, Serres, Traditional Dances and Tunes” (24 pages with CD).

               Research and editing: Alexandros Omiriadis.

·         “The Music and Dance Traditions of Sklivani Xerovounio”. Research and editing Mica Pappa-Sevou,Andreas Bouris, , Lefteris Stavropoulos, Christos Tentzerakis.

·         “Traditional Songs of Artaki, Kizikou” (24 pages with CD). Research and editing: TheodorosGiannakaras.  

                  

                      General coordinator

 

·       Special performance of dance from Sklivani, Aridaia, the locals and Vlachs of Serres. -Dora Stratou Theater, July 2000.

·       2nd Youth Folklore Meeting with dances from Karpatho, Evia, Artaki, Evro, Larymna, Menidi and Central Macedonia. -Foinikas Theater, 8th High school,and the municipality of Peristeri, June 2001-.

 

Television Productions with Greek State TV

 

·      Documentary “Reconstruction of Vlach Weddings” (Sklivani, August 2001).

·      “The Music and Dance Traditions of Ipeiros and Vlachs”

·      Dance Groups: Sklivani, A.O.N.A., Ag Dimitri, .Ō.¬.Õ.., Georgakis Olympios, Lyceum of Greeks, Ioannina, Metsovo Sirrakou, Vovousa (Sklivani, August 2001).

·      Special performance with dances and activities from Artaki Kizikou, Astipalaia, Crete, Sirrakou, Ancient Corinth, urban dances of Ioannina. (Dora Stratou Theater, September 2001).

 

Other Television Productions

 

·     Research and presentation of Christmas Customs of Archaggelos, Pellas. Archaggelos, December 2005, TV 100 Thessaloniki.

·     Presentation of the CD “ The Festivals of Sklivani”. Dances from Sklivani, Evia, Serres, Edessa.- Ioannina, April 2001.

·     Celebratory Presentation of the publication of “The Music and Dance Traditions of Sklivani”. Nine dance groups with dances from Florina, An. Romylia, Pentalofo, Aridaia, Bafra, Sklivani, Argyrokastro, Zagori, Souli, Lyntzouria.  July 2002.

 

Television Appearances

 

·    “Entos Thematos”, TV Epiloges, Serres, November 1999. Subject – ‘Greek Tradition’.

·    “Entos Thematos”, TV Epiloges, Serres. December 2000. Subject – ‘Dance in traditional society and today’.

·    “En Horo”, TV 1 Ioannina, April 2001. Subject – ‘Traditional dance and dance groups’.

·    “To Archontariki” ERT, August 2006.

·    “TRT Thessaly” Speaker in two-hour programs on traditional dance and folk culture, December 2005, November 2006.

 

Seminar Papers

 

·    Speaker on “Dances of Rural Almopia”. Educational seminars ‘Dance and Folk Culture’. Dora Stratou Theater of Greek Dances 1999 – 2002. Ioannina 2001, Athens 2002.

·    Speaker on “The Dances of Bafras Ioannina”. 15th International conference for dance research, Municipality of Ag Dimitrio 2001.

·    Speaker on “On-site Research, Recording and Promotion of the Music and Dance Traditions of Vlachs”. 5th seminar of folklore andVlach traditional dances, Perivoli, May 2003.

·    Speaker on “Greek Dance from the Rural to the Urban Environment and the Role of Cultural Societies”. Two-day meeting on dance, Evosomo, Thessaloniki, March 2006.

 

Lectures

 

· “Exercise and Healthy Nutrition”, Parish Center of Ag Artemios, Athens.

·  “Exercise, Nutrition and Health in Old Age”, Parish Cultural Center, Acharnon.

· “The Role of Dance Groups and their International Prospects”, Serres.

· “The Role of Brotherhoods in the Conservation of Tradition”, Municipality of Ag Dimitrios.

· “Greek  Headcovering”, 2nd Zhonghua (Tianjin) Folk Art Treasures Exposition Ōctober 2004, Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China. World Exhibition of Folk Art with representatives of IOV.

 

Conference Organization

 

· President of the 4th World Congress of IOV-UNESCO & Greek Dance Archives “COSMO ECHO – Consonance of people of the Earth -Cultural dialog in the context of globalization” with the participation of 120 representatives from 67 countries, Athens and Volos, May 2007.

· President of the 1st Folklore Symposium for Dance Research”, Strymona, March 2003 with the participation of 3 countries.

· President of the 2nd Symposium: “The Folklore Object. The transition from the rural to the urban environment”, Greek Dance Archives, Ioannina ,May 2003.

· President of the 3rd Dance  Symposium: “Greek Dances: The transition from the rural to the urban environment”,  Greek Dance Archives, Tirvanos, December 2004.

· President of the 4th Symposium: “Greek Dances: The transition from the rural to the urban environment and the influence on the music and dance tradition of the mountainous regions of Pindos”, Greek Dance Archives, Vovousa, July 2004.

· President of the 5th International Symposium: “ Greek Dances: The transition from the rural to the urban environment and the influence on the music and dance tradition of Greek islands”, Greek Dance Archives, Chania, May 2005 with the participation of 7 countries.

· President of the 6th International Symposium with the title: “The influence on dance during the transition to the urban environment and the music and dance tradition of Moria and Roumelis”, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Religion. Greek Dance Archives, Ancient Corinth, September 2006 with the participation of 12 countries.

· General coordinator of the 14th International Conference for Dance Research, “Dance and History”, International Organization of Folk Art Unesco B. Aridaia, 2000 with the participation of 35 countries.

· General coordinator of the 15th International Conference for Dance research, “Dance and Oral History”, ”, International Organization of Folk Art Unesco B,  Ioannina 2001  with the participation of 27 countries.

 

Organization of Seminars and One-day Meetings as General Coordinator

 

· General coordinator of the three-year cycle of educational seminars “Dance and Folk Culture”, Dora Stratou Theater, Athens 199 – 2002. (A total of 30 seminars of dances from different regions of Greece).

· Ioannina.  Co-organization  with the Cultural Center of Ioanniton. April 2001 (3 seminars of dances from regions of Greece).

· Serres.  Co-organization  with the municipality of Skotoussas. December 2000 (2 seminars of dances from regions of Greece).

· Thessaloniki. Co-organization  with the Dance Club of Thessaloniki. January 2001 (3 seminars of dances from regions of Greece).

· One-day meeting at Ag Dimitrios, Ioannina on the subject of “ The Role of Brotherhoods in the Conservation of Tradition”, August 2001.

· One-day meeting at Tirnavo, “Greek Dance from Rural to Urban Environment”, April 2005.

· Two-day meeting on“ Greek Dances: The transition from the rural to the urban environment” , Evosmou, Thessaloniki March 2006.

 

Social activities

· Founder and active member of many cultural associations.

 

Distinctions

 

·        Member of the association “Dora Stratou - Greek Dances”


  • Honorary member of the Brotherhood of Sklivaniton, Ioannina
  • Founding and honorary member of the Cultural and Educational Society of Archaggelos Vlachs.
  •  Distinctions awarded from the following cultural associations, cultural centers and Municipalities:
  • The Society for the Protection of the Environment of West Attica
  • The Pan-Hellenic Federation of Cultural associations of the Vlachs
  • The Cultural Society of Ancient Corinth, ‘Apollon’
  • The Syrrakioton of ioannina
  • The Municipality of Skotoussia,  Serres Prefecture
  • The Cultural Center of Municipality of Ioanniton
  • The Brotherhood of Sklivaniton, Ioannina
  • The Cultural Center of the Municipality of Peristeri-Athens
  • The Municipality of Strymona ,Serres
  • The Municipality of Nea Artaki, Evia
  • The Community of Vovoussa ,Ioannina
  • The Cultural Society of Archaggelos Vlachs
  • The Society of Katafigioton Katerini
  • The Municipality of Evosmos-Thessaloniki
  • The Municipality of Corinth and others.                          
  • Honored by many Sectors for the organization of folklore events, and assistance and contribution to the materialization of cultural events.