Greek Festival 2016, Tulsa’s Oldest Ethnic Festival
September 15-17, 2016
Greek Dance – OPA!
“Music by George Karras”
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”)
The boys are wearing the “Vlach” costume from East Macedonia- Thraki. The girls are wearing the “Lazarina” costume from Western Macedonia.
- Koftos Syrtos of Epiros
- Opo Po Maria
Ellinopoula – Second and third graders (eh-lee-noh-poo-lah, “young Greeks”)
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.
- O Yiatros
- Pera Stous Pera Kambous
- Bikan ta Yidia
Asteria – Fourth to sixth graders (ah-stair-eee-ah, “stars”)
The girls are wearing the “Embona” costume from Rhodes- the Dodekanese islands. The boys are wearing the “Vovousa Ioannina” from Epiros.
Young Olympians–Seventh grade to high school
The girls are wearing the “Kavakli” costume from Thraki. The boys are wearing the “Karpasia” costume from Cyprus.
Paradosi – University students and young adults (pah-rah-tho-see, “tradition”)
The girls and boys are wearing the traditional Cretan costumes from Crete.
- Kritiko Syrtos
Join us for open dancing – we’ll show you the steps!!