Kleistos (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.

 KLEISTOSan ancient-sounding but majestic slow dance from the mountains of central Greece.  Kleistos means closed, the hold used at the start of the dance.  The dance has 2 parts, both slow, but with different rhythms.  The first is in three – 1,2,  3;   1,2,  3;  Slow, Quick, Slow, Quick.  The second part is in four – 1,2, 3, 4; 1,2,  3, 4;  Slow, Quick,Quick;Slow, Quick, Quick.
Here’s some vids

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