Lerikos (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.

For the Lerikos danced in International Folk Dance groups, see Lerikos (2nd Generation)

Lerikos, also called Issos

This dance, a version of the Taproot Dance, is common on Leros, Kalymnos, and other Dodecanese Islands.  It’s mostly a performance dance now, but the last version is “village”, making it a Living dance.  Some versions (including the “village”) speed up at the end.


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