Kritiko Syrto (L*), Haniotiko – Crete

*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.

This is THE dance of Crete.

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School kids doing it their way:

Here’s a close-up of the Lyra, the ancient fiddle used for the music.  Note that the strings are stopped by pushing on the side, not on top as in the modern violin.

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