Polis Ensemble: Dance of Vartan ~ Dancer: Christos Shakallis – Zeibekiko “Erotas Archangelos”

A video creation based on two videos: 1. Polis Ensemble: America America, Dance of Vartan ~ Manos Hadjidakis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=134tCC5N6yw 2. Christos Shakallis – Zeibekiko “Erotas Archangelos” ShakallisDance2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVCZPqPj1U Polis Ensemble: https://www.dentra.gr/gr/concerts-events/music/213-polis-ensemble The POLIS Ensemble was founded in December 2011 (initially…

Polis Ensemble: Dance of Vartan ~ Dancer: Christos Shakallis - Zeibekiko "Erotas Archangelos"

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A video creation based on two videos:
1. Polis Ensemble: America America, Dance of Vartan ~ Manos Hadjidakis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=134tCC5N6yw
2. Christos Shakallis – Zeibekiko “Erotas Archangelos” ShakallisDance2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVCZPqPj1U

Polis Ensemble:
https://www.dentra.gr/gr/concerts-events/music/213-polis-ensemble
The POLIS Ensemble was founded in December 2011 (initially as the POLIS Eastern Music Orchestra) in Athens, with its name -although it evokes associatively in Istanbul- trying to photograph the urban character of the music of six people of the city such as:
Stefanos Dorbarakis (qanon),
Alexandros Kapsokavadis (polítiko laoúto, guitar),
Manousos Klapakis (percussion),
George Kontogiannis (lyre),
Theodoros Kouelis (double bass) and
Nikos Paraoulakis (ney, kaval, floghera).

Christos Shakallis is running the biggest dance school in Cyprus with more than 5 studio locations across Nicosia. He has been dancing since the age of 4 and with his sister Elena they have organized and executed many classes, events, and performances throughout the calendar year. They have won a number of awards, both nationally and abroad, and have also represented Cyprus on numerous international dance festivals. They have both attended dance congresses abroad for holidays but also as teachers and performers. Christos is very influential in the Cyprus Dance Scene not only because of the number of his students and his deep knowledge of the dance history of Cyprus, but also because of the cultural impact of the Shakallis Dance School the last 30 years. Christos leads the Cyprus Tango Meeting team and takes care a little bit of everything.
https://www.cyprustangomeeting.com/about-us/

AMERICA AMERICA
“The Dance of Vartan” is a scene from the film “America America”. Vartan Damadian is one of the main characters in the film. America America (British title The Anatolian Smile—a reference to an ongoing acknowledgement of the character Stavros’ captivating smile) is a 1963 American dramatic film directed, produced and written by Elia Kazan, adapted from his own book, published in 1962.

ELIA KAZAN
Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as “one of the most honoured and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. He was the author of the book America America and the director of the film with the same name, also known as The Anatolian Smile.
Elia Kazan was born in Constantinople, to Cappadocian Greek parents.

Related video:
Manos Hadjidakis ~ The Dance of Vartan / Miriam Peretz ~ Persian Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vV8ee12aVQ

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