Dance for World Community: Greek Dance Performance

Join the BLE dance troupe at Dance for World Community, a free, day-long, indoor/outdoor festival celebrating the power of dance to bring people together. BLE will perform dances from its repertoire from 4:45-5:05 p.m. on the parking lot stage between Harvard St. and Massachusetts Ave. Organized and hosted by Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, the 11th … Continued

Join our parea: BLE Open House, October 24th

Welcome! A parea is a circle of friends, a group of people who derive pleasure and have fun based on the simple fact that they are together. In a parea, enjoyment comes from sharing about people’s lives, our happinesses and sorrows, and our ideals and philosophies. Greeks believe that this is not optional, but a … 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

Karnavali 2016

Each year, the BLE marks the Greek pre-Lenten carnival season with a lively event, Karnavali. The celebration of Carnival began in ancient times, likely as part of the worship of Dionysos, the god of wine and festivity. In the Greek Orthodox Christian tradition, carnival (apókries/απόκριες) is a three-week period of preparation for Lent. Apókries – … Continued

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