Vimata workshop to feature dances of mainland Greece and the Greek Isles

We are thrilled to announce the repertoire for Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop, taking place at the Greek-American Political Club in Cambridge, MA, on April 28th, 2018! The repertoire of popular regional dances of mainland Greece will include “Gaida” of Macedonia, “Lotzia” of Kozani, and “Tsestos” of Eastern Roumilia, Thrace. An additional highlight will be a variety … Continued

Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop will be part of ArtWeek Boston 2018

We are excited to announce that the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon is officially a part of Artweek 2018! Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop on April 28th will be part of an incredible, week-long lineup of events regionally and statewide. To join us at the workshop, register online now. This spring, the award-winning ArtWeek festival will be held April … Continued

Celebrating the traditions of Rethymno at Karnavali 2018

The Kantis, a kamila, several lerades: these familiar carnival figures from Crete were on display at the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s annual Karnavali, held on February 10th, 2018 at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA. Sponsored by Grecian Look and ISOS Realty, Karnavali 2018 was the BLE’s sixth annual celebration … Continued

BLE & GAPC ring in the New Year at Vasilopita 2018

On January 13th, over 200 guests gathered at the Greek-American Political Club in Cambridge for Vasilopita, the kopi pitas or cutting of vasilopita (traditional New Year’s bread), an annual event co-hosted by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon and the GAPC. Vasilopita, or St. Basil’s bread, is baked and ceremonially sliced by Greek families and community organizations on or … Continued

Announcing…Karnavali 2018 Sponsors

We are delighted to announce our first Bronze Sponsor of 2018, Grecian Look, importing unique Greek items for: Wholesale Consignment Online Retail store All your festival needs To learn more about Grecian Look, visit grecianlook.com or contact [email protected]/413-626-9446. Our Partner Sponsor for the event is ISOS Realty, your number one real estate agent for Westborough, Shrewsbury, Grafton, … Continued

BLE receives donation of 8 authentic Florina attires

In Greek tradition, it is Saint Basil – Ai-Vasilis – who brings gifts to children on his feast day, January 1st. Always true to tradition, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon also received a visit from Ai-Vasili this New Year’s – along with a generous gift from the Folklife & Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace. The museum donated … Continued

Register for The Music of Greece: From Homer to Xenakis

The Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s Traditional Music Department offers opportunities to learn about and enjoy Hellenic musical culture, from instruction and workshops to concerts and performances. The department is chaired by Sandy Theodorou, a vocalist, accordionist, and laouto player who specializes in traditional Greek regional music and Greek urban rebetika. In 2018, the department will launch the inaugural Boston Lykeion Ellinidon … Continued

Interview with BLE member and dance enthusiast Tom Pantages

In late October, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon received a generous donation from long-time supporter Tom Pantages – a collection of clippings, articles, and notes from years spent researching and participating in folk dance. We spoke with Tom recently to learn more about his Greek roots, how he feels about “KZ bands,” and more. Tell me … Continued

Boston Lykeion Ellinidon featured on Grecian Echoes

On Wednesday, November 15th, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon was the featured topic on local Greek radio show Grecian Echoes. BLE President Irene Savas and Vice President for Administration Ilyana Sawka joined co-hosts Nikoleta Papadogianni and Stamatis Astra to introduce the organization and share its latest news. After a brief update on the dance troupe, Irene and Ilyana addressed the … Continued

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