Each year end of October, a beautiful celebration takes places in Aetopetra, small village in the mountains of Epirus. Local musicians and people gather and celebrate for hours in music and dance. For this occasion, Nikos Zekis (dancer originate from the same village) and Simona Jovic, invite you to Grece to assist to this beautiful festivity, but also explore traditions, music and dances of Macedonia and Epirus regions.
Picture : View on the mountains from Aetopetra village
This trip will be organised as a sort of "family trip" full of beautiful surprises, improvised festivities, interesting cultural visits, encounters with local dancers and groups and the beautiful celebration in which we will have the chance to experience the dance in the way the village people do : with lots of simplicity in order to enter the circle that energizes the body and nourishes the soul !
For all these reasons, it is reserved to a small number of participants and people who love exploring, partying and improvising ! We promise a different, but unforgettable experience !
October 23 and 24 - THESSALONIKI
Seminar, visit of Folklife & Ethnological Musem
Dance evenings with live musicians
October 25 - METSOVO
Encounter with local dancers
October 26, 27, 28 - AETOPETRA & IOANNINA
Dance seminar, village celebration, cultural visits, singing in the nature, festivities
October 29 - Back to Thessaloniki
October 30- Departure
The seminar will focus on simple, but very powerful group and circle dances that make dancing a beautiful and deep experience to share.
Nikos Zekis (Greece) - Greek dances from Macedonia, Epirus, Pontus and Thrace
Simona Jovic (Serbia) - Dances from Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Romania & FYRO-Macedonia
The Epirus dances learned with Nikos Zekis will be the ones that the musicians will play and people dance during the village celebration.