Κρητικός χορός.

Κι ολομεμιάς ο ρυθμός της γης γίνεται ίλιγγος, ο χρόνος εξαφανίζεται, η στιγμή στροβιλίζεται, γίνεται αίωνιότητα, το κάθε σημείο -θες έντομο, θες άστρο, θες Ιδέα· γίνεται χορός.
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Cretan Dancing

(Pentozali, Crete) A RUSSIAN-GREEK shared-origins connection is what I always think of when I see the commonality in their dancing. (I don't know WHEN their dance styles were born however, but they have been around a long time.

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!

Fast pentozali dance (Vikelaia Municipal Library, city of Heraklion, Crete, Greece).

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

Wedding at Anogia, Crete, 1954 Photographer Dimitris Harissiadis Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Psarantonis.Cretan musician.

hellas-inhabitants: “ Antonis Xylouris, nicknamed Psarantonis, is a Greek composer, singer and performer of lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval.

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

Pentozali is a very ancient war dance and in the past it was danced only by men. Now it is danced by women too. Its origin is from the ancient war dance, the.

Psarantonis, Cretan Musician by *Piddling

Psarantonis, Cretan Folk Musician, master of lyra shot at Fodele Crete Greece [link] one of his nicest songs another portrait of him : Psarantonis, Cretan Musician


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