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

Summer Fun: Upcoming Dance Practice Schedule

We hope everyone is having a great summer! Due to upcoming vacations, please note that we’ve made some changes to our practice calendar. Open practices on Saturday, July 29th and Saturday, August 12th will be canceled. All other practices will proceed as scheduled. Join us at the Greek-American Political Club (288 Green St., Cambridge, MA) … Continued

Spring/Summer Dance List

The BLE Dance Troupe is already working on our spring/summer 2017 repertoire. Some of the dances we are researching and thinking about performing are: Márena Tikféskino Divarátikos Bállos, Kephaloniá

BLE Featured During ArtWeek Boston

For the third season in a row, the BLE will participate in ArtWeek Boston with an event co-hosted by The Hellenic Arts Society in Worcester, MA this coming May 6th. Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 150 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences … Continued

6th Annual Maliotis Greek Dance Workshop

It is with great pleasure that the BLE was again involved in this annual event, this year spread out over two days for the first time. Our very own Michael and Irene Savas taught a class on Island dances. The workshop, as always, was a perfect opportunity to attend basic and master dance classes as … Continued

Karnavali 2017: Kalymnian Style

What a party! Huge thanks to everyone who joined the BLE at Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville for Karnavali on Saturday – especially our sponsors and benefactors, our musicians and dancers, and our members and volunteers. Featuring traditional dances from the island of Kalymnos and music by Revma and special … Continued

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