The BLE is looking forward to performing at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s Glendi in Manchester, NH again this year – the 40th anniversary of Glendi! Performance times are 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.
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
Magda, how long have you been involved with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon? I’ve been part of the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre organization for almost 20 years now. I became a student in 2000, joined the company as an apprentice in 2005, and became a full company member in 2006. I … Continued
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
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
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