Festive Dance

Greek Festival 2014, Tulsa’s Oldest Ethnic Festival
September 18-20, 2014

Greek Dance – OPA!

Ancient traditions will come to life on stage, as dancers in authentic ethnic
costumes, age 5 to 30, perform dances that are hundreds of years old and that
tell stories of harvest, wars, love, and passion for Greece.

 

Mikroulia – Kindergarten and first graders (mee-krou-lee-ah, “little ones”)

Costumes

The boys are wearing the “Vlach” costume from East Macedonia- Thraki. The girls are wearing the “Lazarina” costume from Western Macedonia.

Dances

  • Koftos Syrtos of Epiros
  • Tripati
  • Kastorianos
  • Opo Po Maria

 

Ellinopoula – Second and third graders (eh-lee-noh-poo-lah, “young Greeks”)

Costumes

The girls are wearing a very colorful, richly-decorated costume from Karpathos Island, southwest of Rhodes. The boys are wearing a costume from Cyprus, an island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Dances

  • Hromatista
  • O Yiatros
  • Pera Stous Pera Kambous
  • Yerakina
  • Bikan ta Yidia

 

Asteria – Fourth to sixth graders (ah-stair-eee-ah, “stars”)

Costumes

The girls are wearing the “Embona” costume from Rhodes- the Dodekanese islands. The boys are wearing the “Vovousa Ioannina” from Epiros.

Dances

  • Zervos
  • Menoussis
  • Hiotikos
  • Ikaria
  • Loulouvikos
  • Mazemenos

 

Young Olympians–Seventh grade to high school

Costumes

The girls are wearing the “Kavakli” costume from Thraki. The boys are wearing the “Karpasia” costume from Cyprus.

Dances

  • Zonaradikos
  • Pousnitsa
  • Ikariotikos
  • Hasapiko
  • Zeibekiko

 

Paradosi – University students and young adults (pah-rah-tho-see, “tradition”)

Costumes

The girls and boys are wearing the traditional Cretan costumes from Crete.

Dances

  • Zervodexos
  • Kritiko Syrtos
  • Maleviziotikos
  • Priniotis
  • Pendozali

 

Join us for open dancing – we’ll show you the steps!!