5th Cretan Music Workshop
10-13 August 2015
This year's program consists of two strands:
Mandolin Workshop from 10 to 13 August with Michael N. Stavrakakis.
Also in the framework of the workshop, a musical performance with poetry by V. Kornaros "Erotokritos" on 12/8.
"In the cycle of shooting, going up and down the wheel, hours and hours in the depths of the weather, the weather, the rest, the rest, the rest, the good and the bad, and riot, riots, bravado and weights, love or blessing, and ki ki kili kai kai, these ones start my day today "I ride up and tell the boats and the ferry ..."
Our great "national" poet, Vitsentzos Kornaros, through his poem "Erotokritos", with a guide Eros, travels the reader to the verbal and conceptual impenetrability of the Cretan linguistic idiom, teaching at the same time the greatness and meaning of our own life.
"CHOROSTASI", an experimental workshop of Cretan dance accompanied by live music from 11th to 13th of August.
The workshop will be closed on 13/8 with a Music and Dance meeting night.
"Chorestani": Open space where dancing is set up
A musical gathering on the occasion of dancing and aiming at the connection between the musician and the dancer, to show the relationship between the aims of Cretan music and the steps of the old dances, both the widespread and the most forgotten or the local dances .
Of course, live music plays an important role in this experience, which highlights the interaction of rhythm and melody with the movement of the body in the atmosphere of the company.
Everything happens in order to experience everyone in their own way the experience of dancing, without stereotypes but with the focus on respect and teamwork to experience spiritual uplifting through music!
Dances to be presented (Alphabetically):
Anogianos Pedychos, Apanomeritis, Ethian Pedychos, Katsimadianos, Laziotis, Maleviziotis or Kastrinos, Pendozali, Priniotis, Rhodos, Siganos or Argo Pendozali, Sousta, Siakas Pedychos, Syrtos Haniotis, Trizalis.
Dances are taught and presented by:
Giorgos Kougioumoutzis, Drohoria Louka, Dance, Song Giorgos Zacharioudakis, Windy, LyraStelios Sikakis, Lute, Boulgari
He transferred his base to Crete from 2016 to teach santouri on the island of Crete where the instrument has disappeared since 1957.
At the same time he composes music for films as well as for Greek and foreign discography.