Greek Dancing


Greek dancing
Greek dancing
Greek dancing
Greek dancing

This year we are honored once again to have the very talented Greek Dancers of Minnesota joining us to teach and perform.

The Greek Dancers of Minnesota is a performing Greek folk dance troupe that strives to promote Hellenic culture and history through dance performances. The group came together in July 1996 under the direction of Dr. Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, an accomplished dance instructor who has been teaching Greek dancing for over 35 years. The group uses authentic Greek costumes from different regions of Greece and Cyprus. We perform powerful and energetic traditional dances of celebration, courtship and showmanship. The group is composed of men and women of all age groups.

They are a dance group that performs throughout the year at a variety of functions, including church festivals, fundraisers, holiday events, weddings, retirement parties and school educational exhibitions. Performances take the group throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and are a featured performance at the Festival of Nations in St. Paul A typical performance is 10-15 minutes in length with a set of 3 – 7 different dances within a performance. Each performance represents 1 cultural region. The group currently represents over 12 different regions of Greece and Cyprus.


Dance Schedule


Saturday

Time Dance & Details
12:30 pm Epiros - Western mainland Greece
1:30 pm Dances of Crete, followed by Zorba
2:30 pm Cyprus - island nation in the most eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea
3:30 pm Thessalia - Mainland Greece
4:30 pm Aegean Islands
5:30 pm Epiros - Western mainland Greece
6:30 pm Cretan dances followed by Zorba

Sunday

Time Dance & Details
12:30 pm Epiros - Western mainland Greece
1:30 pm Dances of Crete, followed by Zorba
2:30 pm Thessalia - Mainland Greece
3:30 pm Aegean Islands
4:30 pm Epiros - Western mainland Greece
5:30 pm Solo Tatsia (sifter) dance of Cyprus, followed by Zorba