Commemoration event for the Asia Minor Catastrophe


Saturday, November 26, 2022, 6:00pm


CHS Greece, Philhellene Square & Otto Street, 21 100, Nafplio, Greece

Full title:

Zeibekiko and Tsifteteli as forms of popular expression and as performance

Organized by:

Basil Papantoniou Foundation (BPF), Municipality of Nafplio, DOPPAT, supported by CHS Greece

Open to:





Irene Loutzaki (Dance Anthropologist, Associate Professor (retired) )


The Municipality of Nafplio, DOPPAT, and the Basil Papantoniou Foundation co-organize events to honor the memory of the 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. CHS Greece, in support of the initiative, hosts an event on Saturday, November 26, with Irene Loutzaki who will speak on "Zeibekiko and Tsifteteli as forms of popular expression and as performance." As special objects of study, the zeibekikos and the tsifteteli, two dances that occupy a central position in many modern -secular and folk- festivals, are offered for analysis of their main characteristics. The talk will focus on the modern Greek form of the dances, as it was formed in Greece after 1922.

Learn more about the talks and the other related events.

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