Featured Dance Groups
Traditional dance is deeply ingrained in Hellenic Culture. Our history is not only communicated and passed down through spoken word, but through the visual language of dance. Not only is the movement important, but so is the accompanying song whose lyrics focus on a number of topics and occasions. These include village society and daily life, relationships, loss, hope, war, and spirituality. Each region in Greece is unique and identifiable in it's instrumentation and it's traditional costume. We look forward to presenting to you the importance and relevance of folklore in our culture.
School of Traditional Dance is organized into nine groupings under
the following classifications: Children/Adolescent, Adult, Training
Group and The Odyssey Dance Troupe. These groups practice weekly
throughout the scholastic year, and most will be highlighting their
efforts for you at GreekFest!
The Dance School is under the direction of Ms. Theodora Koulouris.
Performances are on an on-going basis throughout the festival. Please refer to the schedule for dates and times, and then come out and support them!
The Odyssey Dance Troupe is the premiere group of the Hellenic Community
of Ottawa. Performances consistently focus on selected regions of
Greece, and are enriched through song and traditional costume local
to the region. Performances are presented on an on-going basis
throughout the festival. Please refer to the schedule for dates
and times, and then come out and support them!
Both evenings are dedicated to the promotion of friendship and unity through cultural diversity. Participating groups will present time honoured traditions and melodies for all to embrace and share. Dates and groups to be determined!