Easter for Greeks is a meeting with our deep nature of spiritual freedom. This can be done through true relationships with other people. And this is what we tried to do together with wonderful people from different countries during this Easter 2016. (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Holland, Greece) Thank you from our hearts for these precious moments.
We thank warmly our dance teachers Christos Thelologos, Makis Evangelou and Christiana Katsarou for their work to animate the dance cultures of the three regions they taught (Asia Minor - Chios, Samos, Ikaria). The IkariaDance team with Maria Lambropoulou, Vasilis Sklapanis, Stelios Yanousopoulos, Nikos Kouvaris, Valia Papagianni, Annick VanSteerteghem, Emmanuela Kavvada, Filippos Pyrgiotis for the hard work and good spirit. The language teacher Roxani Antoniadou from the Ikaria Greek Language Program who helped the Greek language workshop (www.ikariagreeklanguage.gr). The associations Etepo (www.etepo.gr) and CHOROS (www.choros-samos.webnode.gr) for their kind support in all aspects. Cavos Bay hotel directors and staff for their hospitalily (www.cavosbay.com.gr) and Ikaria Holidays agency for the organisation and the transfers. (ikaria-holidays.com) And our friends from Ikaria who always show their love and hospitality and share with people from other countries their passion for music, dance, traditions and customs and generally life in Ikaria as it is, with real people, without a "fake" touristic make-up. We thank especially the families of Ada Karoutsou, Irini Tsapaliari, Irini Mavrogiorgi, Popi Karnava, Eleftheria Kaneti, Evgenia Tsandiri, Despoina Tsanga and the associations of Christos Rachon and Agios Polykarpos who are always welcoming and encouraging.
For us this is what it is all about, true feelings with true people traveling and meeting each other, sharing their passion for Greek language and culture, for Greek dance and music, for Greek peoples' stories. The real ones.
Project coordinator - Language and dance teacher