Traditional Greek dancing why athens events
Traditional Greek dancing. Photograph: courtesy of Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCING

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Where: Dora Stratou Theatre, Philopappou Hill
When: 25th May – 24th September 2017
Why Go: To see traditional Greek dance

Take in traditional Greek dancing at the open air Dora Stratou theatre located on Philopappou Hill, opposite the Acropolis. Each performance includes dancers, musicians and folk singers with authentic costume and jewellery that is more than a century old. With each performance representing a different island or province of Greece, you will get a cultural insight into the many forms of traditional Greek dance and of course an uplifting experience in a magical summer setting.

Traditional Greek Dancing why athens events

Cephalonia dancers. Photograph: courtesy of Dora Stratou Dance Theatre

If you are interested in learning a step or two, classes are also available (in English) and Greek dances are taught from all regions of Greece, suitable for beginners or advanced levels. Private classes also available. Further info below.

About this event:

‘The Living Museum of Greek Dance’ was established in 1953. It is a public institution subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and the National Tourism Organisation under the patronage of the City of Athens.