12 Jun 2010
- 13 Jun 2010
Workshop - Greek folk Dances with Stephanos Ganot
The 12 and June 13, the Nisiotis association organizes a workshop with traditional dances in Paris, with Stephanos Ganot.
Here is his presentation and his program:
Ganot Stephanos is a dancer, researcher, author, teacher and musician of the first order, renowned throughout Greece.
Stephanos is a native of Naxos, and specifically the village of Apeiranthos.
He has a passion for early music, dance, tradition.
Stephanos Co-hosts an annual summer dance classes in Naxos, during the internship-annual festival "Nisos auf Naxos".
Stephanos knows perfectly safe dances and music from Naxos and the Cyclades.
However, his personal approach has led to apprehend the Greek tradition more broadly, and interest in music and dance heritage of the country.
His practice of music (harp, violin, laouto, accordion, klarino, etc.) has of course allowed to go very far in the comparative analysis of styles, regions, currents, influences ...
Stephanos is among the very few to have worked very closely with Domna Samiou.
He has produced several shows with her on stage in Greece, including the famous "Nature and Love" at the Herod Atticus Theater "in Athens in October 2005, or" The Carnival of Greece ", the theater Megaro Mousikis.
Domna Samiou is for those who do not know, a great lady in the world of the tradition in Greece. This was one of the very first people to take an interest and value to radio (from 1954 to 1971) and television, research in villages across Greece, recording discs, etc..
Domna Samiou 82 years today.
It's a father figure in the world of tradition in Greece, whose knowledge, experience, and "authority" are universally recognized.
You all, all dancing, singing, partying (unknowingly) to the music she has recorded, preserved, or saved from extinction, whatever the Region (Epirus, Asia Minor, Macedonia, Thrace, Pontus, Cyclades, Dodecanese, etc ...). Here's an overview:
You can see a very large number of videos (concerts, TV shows, etc.) Domna Samiou on YouTube, by typing its name in Greek (Δομνα Σαμιου) or Latin (Domna Samiou).
There are over 200 ...
You can also see Stefano dance with Donna Samiou throughout the series Καρναβάλια με την Δόμνα Σαμίου "(Carnivals with Domna Samiou): an extraordinary given to Greece in 2008 on traditional music and dance of the Carnival in Greece, all regions met.
Stephanos takes the same quest for the essential and authentic, he was equally interested in the whole tradition in Greece, and conduct extensive research on several islands or regions, such as the islands of Imbros and Tenedos, only the Greek islands of the Aegean to be placed under Turkish control (July 1923).
Stephanos writes regularly in the quarterly "Xorevw (Horevo), and is wrote in 2009 a 7-page article on the history and tradition of these two islands.
For this first-stage event in Paris, Stephanos takes us through all Greece, and offers us a journey with "rhythm", "rhythm" as a unifying thread: the origins, similarities and differences between the regions, links relationship, "reads" common.
A new, innovative and exciting to understand, and enjoy more so, of course, remain an area without songs or dances.
Because Greece is of course not a "collection" or a "mosaic" of regions.
It is a living whole, vast, dense, fed on roots, sharing, exchange, influences. This smart playlist, comprehensive and cross means to advance a personal course considerable, and a great culture.
Stefanos is one of the few dancers and choreographers to have sustained success, and happiness that ambition.
12 and June 13, he has shared with us the fruits of his years of work, and give us the keys to a rich, exciting, profound.
A new reading, enlightening and rewarding dance in Greece.
Much more than "learning dances a region" far beyond.
Dance is a rhythm: the body starts moving, goes in rhythm. Greece has its rhythms. Once known, assimilated, understood, you go in with much more pleasure and efficiency in local color that these rhythms have made in each region.
A training-event, a great seminar.
Not to be missed.
We are immensely pleased to welcome Stephanos in Paris.
Stephanos speaks fluent French.
Registration, mandatory: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Or by mail, bulletin attached)
Philippos, 06 03 78 28 77
Nisiotis: tradition, with passion
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