Opa! This makes me want to jump and dance! My guess is Russian or Eastern European. But I'm not sure.

(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.

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

Crete. Greece

A man in national costume smokes a waterpipe, Crete. Enjoy these beautiful, rare images of Greece in color, captured from the camera of Maynard Owen Williams in the

A man poses in the national costume of Crete - Greece in colour, 1920's; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien Source: National Geographic Stock

A man poses in the national costume of Crete - Greece in colour, Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien Source: National Geographic Stock

Cretan traditional costumes [photo by Marina Kompogennitaki, Greece]....

Cretan traditional costumes [photo by Marina Kompogennitaki, Greece].

Cretan Female Traditional Greek Dance Costume

Traditional festive costume from Crete. This is a workshop-made ensemble, as worn by folk dance groups.

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