Cretan dancing

All things related to Cretan dancing, including dances, costumes, festivals and weddings.
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Crete

Crete

The pentozali, the proud 5 step dance... goes back to the middle ages, and taught masterful footwork, especially useful in the fishing, merchant and pirate boats of that time...awesome to watch!

The pentozali, the proud 5 step dance... goes back to the middle ages, and taught masterful footwork, especially useful in the fishing, merchant and pirate boats of that time...awesome to watch!

Traditional , Cretan musician, Antonis Martsakis. "Never forget the lands you come from. A tree has no value if it doesn't have roots".

Traditional , Cretan musician, Antonis Martsakis. "Never forget the lands you come from. A tree has no value if it doesn't have roots".

Levendies

Levendies

Wedding at Anogia, Crete, 1954 (b/w photo), Photographer Dimitris Harissiadis (1911-93), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Wedding at Anogia, Crete, 1954 (b/w photo), Photographer Dimitris Harissiadis (1911-93), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Man in traditional Cretan clothes.

Man in traditional Cretan clothes.

"Ανωγιανός Πηδηχτός/Πυρρίχιος" - Κουρήτες - Μαρτσάκης Σκορδαλός (Cretan...

"Ανωγιανός Πηδηχτός/Πυρρίχιος" - Κουρήτες - Μαρτσάκης Σκορδαλός (Cretan...

costume traditionnel crétois1

costume traditionnel crétois1

this little guy is proudly wearing his Cretan sariki - 'tears of mourning' - in honor of the hundreds of years crete fought for freedom from tyranny

this little guy is proudly wearing his Cretan sariki - 'tears of mourning' - in honor of the hundreds of years crete fought for freedom from tyranny

Siganos & Pentozali (Cretan dances)

Siganos & Pentozali (Cretan dances)

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