Rallou Manou

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Rallou Manou (Greek: Ραλλού Μάνου; 1915-1988) was a noted Greek choreographer, modern dancer and dance teacher. She contributed to the development of postwar Greek dance.

In 1951, she founded the Hellenic Choreodrama, a group that presented dance-dramas based on Ancient Greek literature. Her works were often performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus of Athens. She collaborated with the Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Tsangaris, and George Sicilianos. She also collaborated with the Egyptian-born composer Halim El-Dabh, who composed the music for her dance-drama Doxastiko (1965). The sets and costumes of her choreographies were designed by noted Greek artists such a Yiannis Tsarouchis, Nikos Engonopoulos, Nikos Nikolaou, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas and Spyros Vassiliou.

She was married to Pavlos (Paul) Mylonas (Παύλος Μυλωνάς).


  • Cohen, Selma Jeanne (1967). "A Meeting With Rallou Manou." Dance Magazine, June 1965, p. 57.
  • Manou, Rallou (1961). Helleniko chorodrama, 1950-1960. Athens: s.n.,
  • Manou, Rallou (1987). Choros: "--ou ton radion--ousan ten technen--". Athens: Ekdoseis "Gnose".
  • Manou, Rallou (1988). Choros: "--ou ton radion--ousan ten technen--". 2nd ed. Athens: Ekdoseis "Gnose."
  • Stamatopoulou-Vasilakou, Chrysothemis (2006). Archeio Rallous Manou: he zoe kai to ergo tes (The Rallou Manou Archive: Her Life and Work). Athens: Ekdoseis Ephesos. ISBN 960-8326-20-6. ISBN 978-960-8326-20-0.

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