Traditional Greek dance & music
Many traditional folk dances of Greece are remainings of older, ancient ceremonial dances and as in all ages and many cultures, dances were used to honour the divine, to heal , to establish and confirm the connection with the earth and with the community and to celebrate the initiation and transition rites . Together with Marlia Coeur , we will revisit the greek folk dances and music , tracing their connection with the land that they belong, so we can experience them as a source of knowledge , joy, grief and connection in a non-verbal frame.
Paraskevi Terzi is a greek dancer, artist, choreographer and teacher that has also studied History-Archaeology and introduction to Dance Therapy. She lives in Corfu. She has worked with kids and adults in Greece and in Germany. In Berlin she founded the dance collective Somanauts, where she introduced her method of dance as an evolutionary tool that connects dance with nature, its elemental forces and rythms. Her approach integrates tools gained by her extensive studies in various contemporary and traditional styles, as well as breath, sound and movement practices. Her work is influenced by cultures and ages where dances are used as an essential element of socialization, communication and transition from one stage of life to another.