Pirgousikos

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A dance from Chios done during the festival season called the Apokries (Mardi Gras) before Lent and at weddings. The dance is done in groups of three. Two men and one woman usually dance it and move dancing in a V formation. The dance is accompanied usually performed to an instrumental song. In the past dancers would sing along with a song. The violin is the main instrument used today in playing the melody instead of the traditional bagpipes Tsampouna. The musical rhythm is in 2/4. [1]

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  1. ^ Γιαννης ΠΡΑΝΤΣΙΔΗΣ Ο χορός στην ελληνική παράδοση κaι η διδaσκαλια του Yiannis PRANTZIDIS Dance in Greek Tradition and the Teaching of it EKDOTIKI AIGINION pp 356