Hasaposerviko (L*)- Greece

*a Living dance is a 1st Generation dance that is still performed in the country of origin (or immigrant communities) as part of a social event like a wedding where others can participate (not for an audience) by people who learned the dance informally (from friends and relatives by observation and imitation, not in a classroom situation). For more information, click here and here.

When bouzouki music began spreading around Greece in the 1920’s and 1930’s, it started blending with various regional styles.  In the north of Greece people played it faster, partly due to Slavic “Serbian” influence, while dancing what was already familiar, the plain Hasapiko.  They started calling it the fast, or Serviko (Serbian) Hasapiko.

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