Dance Saturdays at the Sanctuary: HOROS: Traditional Greek Dance

Dance Saturdays continues Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre‘s signature style of presenting “dance up-close” with an expanded vision and format. Upon entering the Sanctuary, audiences will be immersed in an in-depth cultural and artistic experience as a way to further explore the provocative and sometimes hidden worlds of ten different dance forms. Presented as a celebration of … Continued

Announcing the BLE Dance Troupe’s Summer 2018 repertoire

One of the hallmarks of the BLE dance troupe is that every summer, we choose two different regions of Greece to spotlight in our performances through music, dance & attire. We are excited to announce that our featured regional traditions for summer 2018 are Thrace, and Asia Minor and the Northeast Aegean islands! Our Asia Minor and Northeast … Continued

Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop to become an annual event

Forty Greek dance enthusiasts gathered in Cambridge on April 28th to participate in Vimata: A Greek Dance Workshop. Stefanos Sakkas and Katerina Stefanou, who traveled from Ioannina, Greece, to teach mainland and island dances from across Greece, provided dynamic and masterful instruction. Yet despite the fast pace and advanced level of the workshop, Sakkas emphasized that the most important elements of … Continued

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 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

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

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

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