Strose Vayia

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A dance from the Island of Samos. The dance is called Vayia Strose Kai Louloudia (Βαγια Στροστε Και Λουλουδια) - to lay bay leaves and flowers. It is similar in style to the Syrtos dance. Its name is derived from a famous Samian Poet named Sideris Zisimou.[1]

It is done during the Apokries on the island and at other social gatherings. The dancers form two lines in the circle and move into one line, then into two again at various intervals of the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raftis, Alkis 'Encyclopedia of Greek Dance' Greek Dances Theatre Dora Stratou 1995 pp81