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The name is derived from Zeibek warriors of Anatolia, but old folklore said that the name of the dance comes from the words Zei, as a derivative of Greek God Zeus, and the phrygian word bekos, which means bread according to Herodotus. According to this folk etymology, it symbolizes the union of the spirit with the body and it is believed that it was danced in honor of Greek gods.
The dance is of free choreographic structure. Although in older times the dance was danced by a pair of either the same or opposite sex, some consider it a solo dance and find it offensive to be interrupted by another dancer. Occasionally dancers perform feats such as standing on a glass of wine or a chair or fireplace, or picking up a table, adding a sense of a little braggadocio and humor.
- List of dances
- Greek dances
- Zeibekiko of Evdokia
- Kilpatrick, David. "Ethnomusicology", Vol. 6, No. 3, Canadian Issue (Sep., 1972), p. 577.
- Babiniotis, Georgios (1998). "ζεϊμπέκικος". Lexiko tis Neas Ellinikis Glossas. Athens: Kentro Lexikologias. p. 709.
- Dance studies: Volume 16
- The Cornhill Magazine: 1957
- (Greek) Many authors. "Ζεϊμπέκικος". Pandect: The World of Greek Dance. Retrieved 19 June 2013.