Hellenic Dancers of NJ to Perform
in South Plainfield

Come Join the Circle of the Dance

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey, outfitted in authentic Greek dress, will perform a Celebration of Greek Dance featuring dances from all over Greece, on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the South Plainfield Senior Center, 90 Maple Ave, S. Plainfield. Entrance is Free. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission. For more details, phone Terence Julien (908)226-5335; cheoma1@aol.com

“To dance is to live….to live is to dance”, this quote from Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantsakis, exemplifies the underlying spirit of the Greek culture that the Hellenic Dancers portray through the precision and enthusiasm that they bring to each performance.

The formal concert of music, song and dance will be followed by an informal workshop introducing the audience to Greek dance. Dances to be taught include the Kalamatiano, the Tsamiko and Syrtaki (Zorba’s dance). Please come out and join the circle of dancers. Bring your family, young and old, to spend an enjoyable evening and experience one of the most delightful cultural traditions in our multi-cultural county of Middlesex.

The Hellenic Dancers of NJ, founded in 1972, is a group of young adults who are first, second, or third generation Greek-Americans, and are dedicated to perpetuating their heritage through enthusiastic performances of the regional folk dances of Greece. Under co-founders, Father Jim and Eleni Chakalos, over 300 dances have been preserved and passed on to two generations of Greek Americans. They have performed at Presidential rallies and inaugurations, the NJ State Ethnic and Diversity Festival and won first prize at the Garden State Arts Center intra-State Competition.

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