13 Ιαν 2020

IkariaDance 2020 Culture & Dance workshops - Registrations are now open!

Hello dear friends,
Here is our IkariaDance program for the workshops of 2020!

  • IkariaDance dances in Rhodes!  Easter dance and culture workshop. 20 - 25 April 2020. 
  • IkariaDance Dance workshops. 22 - 30 August 2020. In Armenistis, Ikaria. 
  • Singing workshop with Kaiti Koullia from 20 - 22 August 2020. In Armenistis, Ikaria.
  • Ancient Theatre workshop with Ludovica Radif from 23 - 30 August 2020. In Armenistis, Ikaria.
  • Greek Language workshop from 23 - 30 August 2020. In Armenistis, Ikaria. 
For more information, here:
English: http://www.ikariadance.com/membre/article_en.php
French: http://www.ikariadance.com/membre/article_fr.php
Spanish: http://www.ikariadance.com/membre/article_es.php
Italian: http://www.ikariadance.com/membre/article_it.php
German: http://www.ikariadance.com/membre/article_al.php




A wonderful 2019! A happy 2020 has just arrived to surprise us all!

A wonderful 2019! A happy 2020 has just arrived to surprise us all!

Thank you for wonderful moments shared in 2019! Here is a short video with photos from all our dancing of last year...

We wish to you the very best for 2020! We hope we shall all be healthy, strong, hopeful, creative and loving to each other to share more moments together....



Love,

Christiana

9 Σεπ 2019

Christiana - 2019 events

In 2019 autumn we can see each other in ......

14.-15.9.2019 : Oslo 
https://www.facebook.com/IFIN-International-folkedans-i-Norden-135597166462179/
 
28. - 29.9 Brussels (Research and glendi with the Οpa parea association after the dance workshop with Kalymnos dances)
Contact: Nicolas
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2137339873001733&set=a.646040422131693&type=3&theater

2.11 : Munich, with the dance teachers Christos Theologos and Vangelis Tsarouhas. Organisation: Syllogos Aigaiou with Makis Karvounis and Sylvia Sandow dance association. Seminar and glendi with Etepo musicians!

Contact Sylvia: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009368622854

3.11 Dance workshop in Starnberg, Munich.  Contact: Christiana

16.11 Ikaria Days : workshop and glendi with Ikarian musicians in Brussels - fundraising for Ikaria's charity causes
 Contact: Birgit  https://www.facebook.com/birgit.urban.54

23.- 24.11. Dance workshop in Berlin.
Contact: Katrin   https://www.facebook.com/katrin.anger

8 Σεπ 2019

2019 IkariaDance Project - Thank you!

The 17th IkariaDance Project is now in our hearts and memories...

Arriving in Athens Monday morning, just some hours before going to work, I was thinking of all the beautiful moments shared and all the people who honoured us with their friendship, work and participation.
The list is big, and after all those years, we know well that written lists is not our "priority"...We prefer the personal contact. That's why, with all the nostalgy and sleepless spirit, I have been contacting my friends who make it possible for me to organise this Project and we have been discussing...remembering...laughing....
And late at night, when the body is complaining for more dancing, I play our musics and dance in my mind (or even alone! hi hi!)
A hearful thank you to Christos Theologos for his always touching work with a high feeling of responsibility and respect to the folk culture and to all participants sharing it ; also for mobilising the Etepo association 's creative "forces" and musicians and inspiring them to offer the best of themselves in Ikaria and our Project!
An enormous thank you to the dance teachers for their wonderful work : Nikos Koufakis, Makis Evangelou, Vangelis Tsarouhas, Stefanos Kyriazakos and Vangelis Frantzis. And to Kaiti Koullia for her amazing singing workshop. Thank you Maria Spanou for the Greek language Cafe animation and all invited guests : Abraham Vrachionidi, Valia Papagianni, Vassili Douri, Alexandra Kanellou, Yanni. Thank you Niko Kouvari for the Ikarian cooking workshop and Maria who helped! A special thank you to my teacher Rea Kakaboura who has been helping me discreetly but firmly all those years to realise the ethnological interest of this Project.
Thank you Vassili and Maria and Stelio for your full support, without you this would be impossible. Thank you Krinio, Andrea, Panayoti and Seva for your help as our Etepo orchestra in the singing and percussion workshops of the Project! And thanks to all the Etepo association's friends for joining us! Thank you Abraham for the photos and Artemis for the translation and all your amazing mood... I also want to thank Ioannis Plagiotakis, who although not present in Ikaria, was with us in heart and we were talking often about all ... We shall have him with us next year!
Thank you our friends from Ikaria, from Raches association and Agios Dimitrios association, the friends in the taverns that cooked for us and a special thank you to Dimitris Melis and Ikaria Holidays agency for all the organisational support and the good driving of our good drivers... Thank you to all the owners of the pensions we worked with in  Romantza, Kirki, Levante, Galini, Dolichi, Manto... and a special thank you to Dimitris Rigas and the Cavos Bay family for all their support all these 17 years...and our wonderful Marina at the reception.  And last but not least our musicians: Dimitris Spanos, Christina, Mimis, Stavros, Nondas, Nikos, Yannis, Giorgos, Asteris, Pavlos, Panayotis....And thanks to Lefteris Poulis (Skatzakas) who is there with us in a different way, we are waiting for you to play again for us!
And a heartful "Eucharisto!" to all our participants who came to Ikaria this year, and especially to the IkariaDance "friends ' club" who come every year for many years now, and help also in the organisation and better decision making! Thank you Martha, Frans, Martine, Annie, Nicola, Valerie, Josep, Howard, Liora, Uzi, Helge, Reidun, Regula, Gunn, Jonathan, Dorit, Elena, Nazan, Annick, Catherine...Thank you Sylvia and Makis for all the help and medical advice. Thank you Sophie for the french translations this year! 
And thank you to my husband and sons for all the love shared...

Yes, it is true...as the T-shirt says....
Η τσαμπούνα παίζει ωραία, άμα βρει κρασοπαρέα
βρε κι εμείς σ'αυτόν τον τόπο, εγλεντάμε μ' άλλον τρόπο
The bagpipe plays well when it finds a nice group friends drinking wine
and we, in this place, we have a special way to make our feasts...

I am reading your touching words in my ikarian tablecloth and think of all of you! Καλή αντάμωση! May we meet again, as we say in Greek...!
Christiana


7 Ιαν 2019

Happy New Year 2019 to all our friends!

Our best wishes for the New Year 2019 with lots of health, joy, love, music and dancing all around!

I thank you personally for so many beautiful moments I lived with you in 2018. Here are a few highlights with a very rapid video I made...(unfortunately not all our photos could go inside..)!

Here is a list of my forthcoming dance meetings with friends in Greece and abroad for 2019 (some are not yet publicised as they are under finalisation). So, may we meet again and enjoy many joyful moments together! 

Christiana’s dance workshops (or meetings) 2019
Where we shall dance
When
Contact person - Information
Venice, Italy
January 18 – 20.1
info@musicafolkdanza.it

Rhodes , Greece
February 9.2
Contact person : Christiana and Christos Theologos
Basel, Switzerland
February 23 – 24.2
With Filippos, Irini, Nikos and Yannis  in a “glendi” with live musicians and dancers from Ikaria!
Carolyn Mullett

cmullett@bluewin.ch

Kriti Workshop in Easter
(I shall not teach but I shall dance with you around!)
29.4  - 4.5
Christiana and Yannis
Marseilles, France
29. 5 – 2.6
Hiphaistia association
Karystos, Greece
8 – 9. 6
Nikos Thanos
Thasos, Greece
15-17.6
Petros Selkos
Oslo, Norway
14 – 15.9
Oslo Internationale Folkedansklubb
Berlin, Germany
23 – 24.11 (date to be confirmed)
Freitagsgruppe
Katrin Anger

19 Φεβ 2018

2018 Athens meeting in Etepo

February 2018 Athens meeting in Etepo

A video with some moments shared with all the musicians that played for the Athens Dance Meeting In Etepo association from 8-11 February 2018. A dance meeting with dancing friends from IkariaDance Project organised each August in Ikaria and other new ones from France, Spain, Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Turkey and Greece!

We all had a wonderful time dancing and making fun for our Carnival feast! We thank all the musicians and all friends from Etepo and abroad who helped for this! Be well and may we meet again!
Christiana & Vassilis, coordinators

Athens Dance Meeting 2018. In Etepo. A short "home made" montage by amateur videos thanking all musicians who played for our feasts: Kaiti Koullia, Georgia Marini, Angelika Papanikolaou, Nikos Venetakis, Andrianna Koutsouraki, Kostas Kikilis, Nikos Angelopoulos, Nikos Tsandanis, Dimitris Spanos, Stamatis Kalaboyas and the Etepo music parea with Andreas Haniotis, Vasiliki Kamzela, Krinio Tzavella, Vassilis Sklapanis, Vangelis Sakellariou, Stelios Yanousopoulos, Panayotis Pangratis, Maria Labropoulou. (duration: 6'23'')