Κυριακή, 12 Απριλίου 2009

ΣΕΜΙΝΑΡΙΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΩΝ ΧΟΡΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΡΗΤΗ


ΑΠΟ 8 ΩΣ 16/8/209 ΘΑ ΣΑΣ ΠΕΡΙΜΕΝΟΥΜΕ ΣΤΟ ΣΕΜΙΝΑΡΙΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΩΝ ΧΟΡΩΝ ΠΟΥ ΔΙΟΡΓΑΝΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΡΗΤΗ, ΜΙΣΕΣ ΜΕΡΕΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΑΡΑΘΑΛΑΣΙΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ ΑΛΜΥΡΙΔΑ ΧΑΝΙΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΜΙΣΕΣ ΜΕΡΕΣ ΣΤΟ ΟΡΕΙΝΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ ΑΝΩΓΕΙΑ ΡΕΘΥΜΝΟΥ !

Οι νομοί Χανίων και Ρεθύμνης είναι από τους πιο όμορφους της Κρήτης, γνωστές οι παλιές πόλεις με τα μικρά σοκάκια, τα παλιά Ενετικά λιμάνια τους, γνωστοί επίσης για τη μοναδική φυσική ομορφιά τους.
Η Αλμυρίδα είναι ένα ψαροχώρι με καταπληκτική παραλία με αμμουδιά, η οποία κάθε χρόνο χαρακτηρίζεται για την καθαρότητα της θάλασσας και της απονέμεται η μπλε σημαία. Βρίσκεται πολύ κοντά στα Χανιά αλλά και σε όλα τα χωριουδάκια που κρατούν το σκήπτρο της παράδοσης!
Τα Ανώγεια βρίσκονται στους πρόποδες του Ψηλορείτη (Ιδαίον Αντρον), λέγεται ότι εκεί έκρυψε η Ηρα τον μικρό Δία για να μην τον σκοτώσει ο Κρόνος (σπήλαιο) και είναι πραγματι εντυπωσιακή η άγρια ομορφιά του χωριού. Είναι από τα ελάχιστα χωριά της Κρήτης που εκφράζουν την παραδοσιακή κοινωνία ακόμα και στον καθημερινό τρόπο ζωής τους. Είναι γεννέτηρα γνωστών προσωπικοτήτων όπως του Νίκου Ξυλούρη, Βασίλη Σκουλά, Νικηφόρου Αεράκη…κ.α. και θα δείτε τους ντόπιους να γλεντούν κυριολεκτικά μέρα – νύχτα, τραγουδώντας μαντινάδες στα σοκάκια του χωριού και στις πλατείες. Δεν κοιμούνται ποτέ!

ΔΙΑΜΟΝΗ:
8-12/8-ΑΛΜΥΡΙΔΑ/ΧΑΝΙΑ, θα μείνουμε στο 4* “ALMYRIDA BEACH RESORT” (www.almyridabeach.com), όπου μπορούμε να χρησιμοποιούμε τις 3 πισίνες των ξενοδοχείων, το bowling room και τα δωμάτια έχουν A/C, SatTV, ψυγείο, σεσουάρ, μπάνιο,ράδιο αλλά και mini bar & Jacuzzi (εξτρά χρέωση).
12-16/8-ΑΝΩΓΕΙΑ/ΡΕΘΥΜΝΟ, θα μείνουμε στο 3* “MARINA HOTEL” (www.marinahotelanogia.com), το οποίο διαθέτει κουζίνα, ψυγείο και καταπληκτική θέα, θα χρησιμοποιήσουμε όμως και την αίθουσα διδασκαλίας, την ταβέρνα αλλά και όλους τους χώρους του “DELINA HOTEL” (www.delina.gr). Στις 16/8 θα έχουμε την τύχη να συμμετέχουμε σε Κρητικό Γάμο !!

ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΧΟΡΟΥ:
Καθημερινά τα μαθήματα θα είναι από 3 ως 6 ώρες και θα διδάξουν οι: Mαίρη Μαρκάκη, χορούς από την Κρήτη και τα Νησιά, ο Νίκος Ζουρνατζίδης, χορούς του Πόντου και άλλοι χοροδιδάσκαλοι που θα ανακοινωθούν ως το τέλος Απριλίου. Ολοι οι χοροδιδάσκαλοι θα σας ενημερώσουν για την ιστορία και τη λαογραφία της περιοχής που θα εμβαθύνουν, ενώ θα δωθεί ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στα γυναικεία και αντρικά κρητικά «σόλα».

ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ:
Κατά την παραμονή μας στην Αλμυρίδα θα επισκεφτούμε το Λαογραφικό Μουσείο στο Γαβαλοχώρι και ένα βράδυ θα γνωρίσουμε την πόλη των Χανίων. Φεύγοντας για τα Ανώγεια θα επισκεφτούμε το Σπήλαιο και το Μουσείο με κέρινα ομοιώματα της Κρητικής Ιστορίας «Σφεντόνι» στα Ζωνιανά Μυλοποτάμου και κατά την παραμονή μας στα Ανώγεια θα επισκεφτούμε το σπήλαιο στο Ιδαίον Αντρον. Κάθε βράδυ θα γλεντάμε είτε σε πανυγήρια,είτε σε εκδηλώσεις με μουσική, χορό και πολύ κρασί!

ΚΟΣΤΟΣ:
880 Ευρώ/άτομο και περιλαμβάνει α. διαμονή 9 νύχτες και δύο γεύματα, β.Μαθήματα χορού, γ.Δύο CD, δ. Μεταφορικά έξοδα από την Αλμυρίδα στα Ανώγεια, ε.Εισιτηριο στο Σπήλαιο «Σφεντόνι»
Συνοδοί που δεν θα παρακολουθήσουν τα μαθήματα χορού, κόστος 650 Ευρώ

ΧΡΗΣΙΜΕΣ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΕΣ:
ΑΕΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΑ στα Χανιά και το Ηράκλειο, ΠΛΟΙΑ για/από Χανιά, Ρέθυμνο και Ηράκλειο. Και τα δύο χωριά συνδέονται με λεωφορεία με τις μεγάλες πόλεις της Κρήτης και τα γύρω χωριά. ΤΑΞΙ μπορεί να σας περιμένει οποιαδήποτε ώρα για να σας φέρει στο ξενοδοχείο ή να μετακινηθείτε κατά τη διάρκεια της μέρας/νύχτας (χρέωση δική σας).
ΚΛΕΙΣΤΕ ΑΜΕΣΑ ΤΑ ΕΙΣΙΤΗΡΙΑ ΣΑΣ, ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΑ ή ΑΚΤΟΠΛΟΪΚΑ ΓΙΑ ΚΑΛΕΣ ΤΙΜΕΣ !
ΕΓΓΡΑΦΕΣ ΩΣ……την 1η ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ, το αργότερο!! ΠΕΡΙΟΡΙΣΜΕΝΟΣ ΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ ΘΕΣΕΩΝ & ΔΩΜΑΤΙΩΝ

ΕΓΓΡΑΦΕΣ:
ΜΑΙΡΗ ΜΑΡΚΑΚΗ, τηλ. 6944-330486, email: marymarkaki@windowslive.com

WORKSHOP ON GREEK DANCES AT CRETE

Between 8-16/8/2009 a workshop on Greek Traditional Dances will be organized in Crete, half days at Almyrida/Chania and half days at Anogia/Rethymnon and we propose you to join it and enjoy real traditional Cretan Life, Dance Courses and Holidays !!!

CHANIA and RETHYMNON are the most beautiful areas of Crete, known for the typical old towns, the old Venetian ports and castles and the natural beauty. ALMYRIDA has a beautiful sandy beach awarded with blue flag and is in the middle of all the villages that organize festivities every night. ANOGIA is on the mountain of Psiloritis (Idaion Andron) that is characterized for the “wild” beauty, the alive Cretan spirit expressed in the daily life of the people, as it is also the birthplace of many Cretan Musicians as Nikos Xylouris, Psarandonis, Vassilis Skoulas, Nikiforos Aerakis. Joining the workshop you’ll realize what hospitality means, as also you’ll dance with Choreographers, really experts on their field of expertise!!!
Cretans’ hospitality and the traditional Cretan food & wine, will make your holidays very pleasant!

LOCATION and HOTELS
8-12/8/09: ALMYRIDA is a fishing village, has crystal clear waters, safe beaches awarded with blue flag, also home to water sports, diving and fishing. The hills with the olive trees and the mountain range of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains), give to the area cool climate. The hotel is in the middle of all the villages that keep alive the Cretan tradition and organize festivities every night.The HOTEL: We’ll stay at ALMYRIDA BEACH RESORT, 4 stars, on the beach of the village (www.almyridabeach.com). The hotel provides rooms with A/C, SatTV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Bath, Radio, sea/mountain view balconies, as also bars, 3 swimming pools, bowling hall and Jacuzzi, Safe deposit box and Mini Bar at local charge.
12-16/8/09: ANOGIA, is one of the few mountain villages at Crete that keeps the real Cretan tradition in the daily life of the villagers. At 750m on the mountain of Psiloritis (Idaion Andron) were God Zeus was hidden by his mother IRA (we’ll also visit the famous cave), Anogia is alive day and night, as you’ll see people in the squares singing and drinking during the night! You’ll have the chance to buy hand made broidery & pieces of costumes, as also to taste Cretan specialties as the meat “ofto”, cooked in woods. The HOTEL: We’ll stay at MARINA HOTEL, 3 stars, in the centre of the village (www.marinahotelanogia.com). The rooms provide A/C, Kitchen, Fridge, Bath/Shower, mountain view balconie, as also provides breakfast to the group, but the lunch will be offered at the 4 stars HOTEL DELINA (www.delina.gr), where you can also join the facilities of Spa, Jacuzzi, indoor pool and have them in discounted costs. On the 16th,you’ll have the chance to participate in a Traditional Cretan Wedding!!

PEDAGOGY
3-6 hrs/day dancing lessons from Crete and Islands by Mary Markaki, Pontos by Nikos Zournatzidis as also Thrace, Macedonia, Cyprus dances and rest areas of Greece (rest teachers not determined yet). A Briefing on the traditional dances, music, costumes, customs etc. will be given by each choreographer, we’ll give emphasis to Cretan male/female “solos” and you’ll be surrounded by good dancers!

ACTIVITIES
During our stay at Almyrida, we’ll visit the Traditional Museum at Gavalochori and one evening we’ll visit the city and port of Chania. Leaving to Anogia, we’ll stop at the famous Sfentoni Cave & Museum, where are 87 Wax Statues from the history of Crete, as also the Nida’s Cave, where Zeus was hidden. Every night we’ll have the pleasure to dance at “panigiria”, join concerts of dance and music and have fun at the squares with villagers.

COST
IS...880/prsn in double room. Friends or family guests who will not attend the dance courses, could be with us everywhere and pay 650 Euros in double room and join all the workshop. Cost Includes: a. 9 days accommodation with half board (breakfast+1 meal) in the hotel b.Dance courses c.Two CDs, d.Transportation expenses from Almyrida to Anogia e. Sfendoni Cave & Museum entrance fee

Useful Infos
ARRIVAL-Distances to ALMYRIDA: From Airports= Chania 27Km, Heraklion is 157 Km, Ports=Chania (Souda) 19Km,Rethymnon 25Km. DEPARTURE-Distances from ANOGIA: To Airports=Chania 113km, Heraclion 40m, Ports=Chania 105km, Rethymnon 55km, Heraklion 40km. Also, Bus service connection to main cities.
Taxi service can be arranged from/to the hotels or festivities to transfer you any time (charge on your own)
Registration Deadline IS… 1st June 2009!
Beware, most of people visit Crete/Greece this specific period of August, so book flights & boat tickets before May, as later you’ll not find cheap fees. Ask agents for offers!
NOTE: No of PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITEED as HOTEL ROOMS RESERVED ARE REALLY LIMITED!
REGISTRATION to Mrs. Mary Markaki, marymarkaki@windowslive.com
Tel.+30-6944330486 /+302107786625
USEFULL INFORMATION
The Workshop on Greek Dances will begin on Saturday 8th of August 2009, at ALMYRIDA RESORT, on the beach of the village ALMYRIDA at Chania. We’ll meet each other with bathing suites at 12:00 at the Roof Garden of the Almyrida Resort, in order to inform you about the daily schedule of the workshop and taste the famous Cretan “tsikoudia”. Then you’ll have plenty of time to swim and rest. You can check at 12.00 in the morning of the 8t and the dance course will be from 17.00 to 20.00 pm. Then we’ll have dinner at the hotel facilities.
The 12th of August we’ll leave after breakfast to Anogia and before reaching the village, we’ll stop at Zoniana in order to visit the Sfentoni Cave & Museum.

At ANOGIA we’ll stay at MARINA HOTEL, one of the two hotels of the village (***PLEASE, NOTE THAT ESPECIALLY AT ANOGIA THERE ARE NOT MANY ROOMS EITHER IN THE HOTEL OR THE OTHER HOTEL AND RENT ROOMS, AS ALSO THAT THE REACHING OF OTHER VILLAGES IN ORDER TO FIND MORE ROOMS IS NOT EASY AND THEY ARE AWAY FROM ANOGIA. SO, DECIDE THE SOONEST POSSIBLE ABOUT YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE WORKSHOP, AS THEN WE’LL NOT BE ALLE TO HELP.)
Check out date is the Monday of 17th, after breakfast, as the last dancing course will be the 16th morning.

Dance Courses: This year the dance courses will include dances from all the areas of Greece and the dance choreographers will be Mary Markaki, Nikos Zournatzidis and Yiannis Goutzidis, as also we’re waiting for the reply of two-three more, so their names will be announced till the end of May. The dance courses will be from 09:30 to 13:00 every morning and from 17:30 to 20:00 every evening (1-2 evenings without courses)
Hotels: The service of the reception is really remarkable; they can help you 24hrs a day and find you anything you need. The rooms are cleaned every day, the furniture of the hotel are very nice, new and of high quality, the beach of Almyrida is exactly in front of the hotel and the pools for adults and kids are always very clean. The rooms have nice view and also A/C, Sat TV, Hairdryer, Refrigerator, Direct Telephone Line, Radio and Safe Box and the rooms at Marina Hotel / Anogia have also kitchen. The dance courses will be organized in conference rooms the hotels provide internet connection. At Almyrida Resort there is also a piano for those who would like to play for us
The villages have everything you need, bank, mail, pharmacy, doctor etc.

General Info (when you will be in Greece/Athens) – Telephones:
-All the telephones and address: 11880/11888 - Tourist police: 171 or 210-8081464
-Direct Help for medical care: 166 - Car service: Express 1145, Elpa 10400
-Hospitals & Pharmacies: 1434 - Timetables for buses and airlines: 1440
-Police: 100
-Radio taxi: 18300, 210-3636508, 3389055, 6144000, 2928150, 4182333, 5323300, 5152800

TRANSPORTATION FROM ATHENS TO CRETE
If you are in Athens and want to go to the airport, there are three ways to get there, Taxi that costs 20 Euros, Metro and Airport bus (called “Express”). Metro stations are almost in every neighborhood and there is a bus that stops in many central areas of Athens and goes to the Airport (www.ametro.gr /www.athensinfoguide.com/ www.cretetravel.com ) –
For more details when you know where exactly you’ll stay in Athens pls ask me.
Telephones: Airport Eleftherios Venizelos: 210-3530000 - Piraeus port: 210-4226000-4
Attico Metro: 210-5194012 - Buses for Athens: 185 or 210-8200999
A) BY AIRPLANE Cost: There are offers usually in the first and last flights, Euros 140
Normal fare about Euros 180-220 Euros
Distance: about 45 minutes (time on air)
AIRLINES: Aegean Airlines, www.aegeanair.gr, tel.+30-2106261000/+30-8011120000
Olympic Airways,www.olympic-air.gr,tel.+30-210-96666666 (reservations) or -8011144444

B) BY BOAT From Piraeus (Athens) to Souda (Chania), Rethimnon or Heraklion Ports
1. Boat every evening leaving Piraeus at 21:00 and reaches Souda about 05.30 am.
Return from Souda to Piraeus the same times
ANEK LINES (Athens), www.anek.gr, OR www.booking@anek.gr Tel. +30-210-4197420
ANEK LINES (Chania) Tel. +30-28210-27500-4 (Souda’s Port) Tel. +30-28210-80051-2
Cost/person (allez-retour): about 30-40 Euros simple fare or in cabin 82,00-99,50-116.00 Euros = depends on the cabin you chose (you have discount on return)
** During the period of the workshop, there are also daily boats that leave Piraeus at 08.00 am and reaches Souda (Chania) and Heraklion at about 17.00 pm.
2. Fast boat every day leaving Piraeus at 15:45 pm and reaches Souda at 20.45 pm
Return almost every day from Souda 21:00 pm to Piraeus 01:45
HELLENIC SEAWAYS, www.hellenicseaways.gr, Cost/person: about 60 Euros (discount on return)

TRANSPORTATION FROM CHANIA TO THE HOTEL
FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL ‘ALMYRIDA RESORT”: Outside the hotel there are bus station and taxi station. For those of you that will fly with Olympic Airways there is always a bus waiting the passengers of the flight that goes to the center of the city.
If you take the bus to the city, then you should get either in a bus that leaves from the central bus station at Kydonias Street, to Almyrida village or in a taxi that you will find very easy.
When you’ll arrive at Almyrida you will find the hotel on the central square & central beach.
Cost for bus from City of Chania to Almyrida about 5 Euros (3 to 5 buses during the day).
Cost for taxi from City of Chania to Almyrida about 35 Euros AND we could arrange to wait you and bring you to the hotel.

FROM SOUDA’S PORT (CHANIA) TO HOTEL: There is always a bus waiting for the passengers in front of ANEK’s and HELLENIC SEAWAYS’ KIOSKS, but if you loose it you should ask where is the bus station that stops the buses to the city of Chania. Cost about 4-5 Euros.
There are also plenty of Taxis waiting for passengers. AND we could arrange to wait you and bring you to the hotel. Cost: about 30-35 Euros.

TRANSPORTATION FROM ANOGIA TO CHANIA, RETHYMNON OR HERAKLION
We’ll do our best to arrange a bus transportation to Heraklion and then to give you all the instructions to Rethymnon or Chania, but also we can arrange taxi to whenever you ask.

OTHER INFORMATION
CAR RENTAL

Ι can give you infos on cost, if you let me know date of arrival/departure, how many days you’ll need it and the type anc CC you prefer.

PAYMENT
We accept only cash, NO traveler or other checks. You can give us the rest of the money when you arrive at Crete. Please, bring with you a copy of the bank deposit, as we would like to keep it in our records.

INSURANCE
We would recommend you to have any insurance you could, such as about the suitcases on airplane, health insurance…

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
We cannot accept registrations after the 1st of June, as we cannot keep any free rooms or if we need more rooms it will be very difficult to find some after that date.

CANCELLATION POLICY
You can cancel your attendance until the 30th of June and take all the amount of your deposit back

CRETAN NIGHT LIFE !!!!!!!
The most remarkable part of OUR Workshop!! TRY TO PURSADE YOURSELF THAT DURING THE WORKSHOP YOU’LL NOT BE SLEEPING AS YOU’RE USED TO BUT YOU’LL DO IT IN DIFFERENT HOURS! CRETAN PEOPLE HAVE FUN DURING THE NIGHT!!

Also, We’ll visit almost every night local festivities / “panigiria” at near villages and at Anogia there will be every night a dance or music concert in the middle of the village in an open theatre. You’ll have the pleasure to join the famous Cretan specialties of food and wine or tsikoudia, we’ll visit the city and old Venetian port of Chania, we can eat fresh fish, as you can also have free time to visit concerts and do anything you want-anything you can have in your own plans.

THE 16TH OF AUGUST, YOU’LL HAVE THE PLEASURE TO TAKE PART IN A REAL TRADITIONAL CRETAN WEDDING!

I’LL BE GLAD TO GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS AND WELCOME YOU AT CRETE THIS SUMMER. MARY MARKAKI, tel. 0030-6944 330486 / marymarkaki@windowslive.com


P.S. PLEASE RETURN THE LAST PAGE WITH THE REGISTRATION FORM, FILLED WITH ALL THE DETAILS.

Τρίτη, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2008

ΤΜΗΜΑΤΑ 2008-2009

ΤΜΗΜΑΤΑ ΧΟΡΟΥ 2008-2009
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΙ ΧΟΡΟΙ:
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ ΑΡΧΑΡΙΩΝ, Σάββατο 12.30-13.30
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜΕΝΩΝ, Σάββατο 13.30-15.00
ΕΦΗΒΙΚΟ-ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜ., Σάββατο 16.30-18.30
ΕΝΗΛΙΚΕΣ ΑΡΧΑΡΙΟΙ, Δευτέρα 18.30-19.45
ΕΝΗΛΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΣΟΥ ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟΥ,Δευτέρα 19.45-21.00
ΕΝΗΛΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΜΕΝΟΙ, Τετάρτη 19.30-20.45

ΛΑΤΙΝΟΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΟΙ και ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΙ:
ΤΜΗΜΑ Α’,Τετάρτη 18.15-19.30
ΤΜΗΜΑ B’,Σάββατο 19.30-20.45

ΟΡΙΕΝΤΑΛ:
ΕΠΙΠΕΔΟ Α’ & Β’,Τρίτη / Πέμπτη 20.00-21.00

ΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΟ (FUNKY JAZZ / HIP HOP / R & B ..κ.α.):
ΕΦΗΒΩΝ-ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ, Δευτέρα 21.10-22.30
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ ΤΜΗΜΑ, Σάββατο 15.30-16.30

ΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΟ JUNIOR (Παιδιά 4-6 ετών):
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ Α’, Δευτέρα 17.30-18.15
ΠΑΙΔΙΚΟ Β’, (όχι ακόμη)

YOGA / PILATES:
ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ A’, Tετάρτη 20.45-21.40
ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ Β’, Παρασκευή 21.00-21.55

Διδάσκουμε με γρήγορη μέθοδο εκπαίδευσης σε Μελλόνυμφους !!
Τηλ.Επικοινωνίας:6944-330486 / 210-7786625/7216678, κα Μαρκάκη Μαίρη

Κυριακή, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

A Seminar on Greek Traditional Dances, during 16-24/8/2008 will be organized in Crete, in the village Almyrida at Chania,and we propose you to join it and enjoy real traditional Cretan Life, Dance Courses and Holidays !!!

As all of you know, Chania (city and whole area) is one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, Almyrida village is in the middle of all the villages that keep tradition in their daily life and those that organize local festivities are only 2-7 kms away from our hotel, so you’ll have the chance to live with Cretans, stay in a very good hotel, on the beach & with pools, and dance with the best Choreographers of Greek dances, really experts on their field of expertise !

Location Almyrida is a fishing village, just developed but remained unspoilt. It’s been characterized as an area of many beauties, has crystal clear waters-sometimes you think you swim in a pool, organized and safe beaches awarded with the blue flag every year, that are also home to water sports, as you can also dive and fish. The hills with the olive trees and the mountain range of the Lefka Ori (White Mountains), give to the area cool climate. Historically, the whole area used to be the colony of the ancient civilization Finikes.

The Cretans hospitality and the traditional Cretan food & wine, will make your holidays really pleasant.

The Hotel We’ll stay at Almyrida Beach Hotel & Studios, 4 stars hotel, that is exactly on the beach of the village (www.almyridabeach.com).The rooms provide A/C, SatTV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Bath, Radio, Direct Dial Telephone, sea/mountain view balconies. The hotel also provides bars, swimming pools and also (at local charge) Jacuzzi, Safe deposit box and Mini Bar. In the hotel restaurants are served real Cretan specialties.

Taxi service can be arranged from the hotel to transfer you, from/to Chania’s airport and Chania’s/Rethymnon Ports, as also to go at the local festivities, any time/date-night (charge on your own)

Pedagogy 3-6 hrs/day dancing lessons (in A/Ced room) from all the areas of Greece.

A Briefing on the traditional dances, songs, music, costumes, customs etc. will be given by each choreographer.

Also, we’ll give emphasis to male and female “solos” and difficulty of style at Cretan and Island dances.

Activities In our projects are: A cruise that we’ll begin by a visit to the island “Imeri Gramvoussa” where the boat will anchor and we’ll visit a Venetian Castle and swim at the beach, then visit the lagoon of Balos where we’ll swim at the shiny jade-like color waters with white beach (www.gramvousa.com). Other visits, as also museum and factory of blown glass at Gavalochori, “panigyria” (local festivities), games on the beach and a tournament of bowling in the facilities of our hotel !!! You will also have enough free time to spend it as you wish.

Cost is: 800/prsn in double, 770/prsn in triple room. Friends or family guests who will not attend the dance courses, could be with us everywhere and pay 600 Euros in double/triple room and join all the previous advantages. Cost Includes: a.8 days accommodation with half board (breakfast & dinner) in the hotel b.Dance courses c.Two CDs, d.Cruise fee & transportation expenses e. Museum entrance fee

Useful Infos Distances: Airports of Chania is 27Km and Heraklion is 187 Km, Ports of Chania (Souda) is 19Km & Rethymnon is 25Km. Bus service connects daily the hotel with the main cities and the near villages.

Registration Deadline Till… 1st June 2008. Beware, most of people visit Crete/Greece this specific perio of August, so book flights & boat tickets before May,as then it will be difficult cheap fees later.

NOTE: No of PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITEED as HOTEL ROOMS RESERVED ARE LIMITED,

SO THINK ABOUT REGISTERING IMMEDIATELY!!!

For more info on registration, transportation, activities, daily agenda, please call or email Ms. Mary Markaki,

Tel.+30-6944-330 486/+30-210-77 86 625 OR e-mail at: marynaiads@hotmail.com

Τρίτη, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2007

ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΣΙΕΣ - ΔΥΝΑΤΟΤΗΤΕΣ

ΠΩΣ ΘΑ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΣΑΜΕ ΝΑ ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΣΤΟΥΜΕ:


- Διδάσκουμε σχεδόν όλα τα είδη χορού, Ελληνικούς, Ευρωπαϊκούς, Λατινοαμερικάνικους, Μοντέρνο (Jazz/Hip Hop/ R&B...), Οριεντάλ


- Τα Χορευτικά Συγκροτήματα του Σωματείου μπορούν να πλαισιώσουν οποιαδήποτε εκδήλωση είτε ως χορευτές είτε ως παραστάτες (επιγραμματικά αναφέρουμε ότι έχουμε συμμετάσχει στα παρακάτω:
Τελετές Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων 2004, Τελετές Παγκόσμιων και Ευρωπαϊκών Κυπέλλων διάφορων αθλημάτων, Δεξιώσεις, Χοροεσπερίδες Συλλόγων, Γαμήλια Πάρτυ, Φεστιβάλ Χορού, Συναυλίες με γνωστούς καλλιτέχνες κ.α.)


- Τα Χορευτικά Συγκροτήματα έχουν προσκληθεί να εκπροσωπήσουν την Ελλάδα σε παγκόσμια Φεστιβάλ Χορού όπως στο Βέλγιο, τη Γαλλία, τη Γερμανία, την Τσεχία και το Μαρόκο, προσκεκλημμένοι από τον ίδιο το Βασιλιά


- Διοργανώνουμε εκδηλώσεις για ιδιώτες, για μεγάλους οργανισμούς, για εταιρίες, πάρτυ κ.α. και όλα τα παραπάνω οπουδήποτε μας ζητήσετε (ξενοδοχεία, σπίτια, παραλίες, αίθουσες κ.λ.π)


- Οι Χοροδιδάσκαλοι του Σωματείου διδάσκουν σε Δημόσια Σχολεία και Συλλόγους (1ο Δημ. Αμαρουσίου, 1ο, 10ο & 19ο Δημ. Ζωγράφου, 1ο & 7ο Δημ. Αθηνών κ.α.)


- Οι Χοροδιδάσκαλοι του Σωματείου διδάσκουν σε Σεμινάρια Ελληνικών Χορών στην Ελλάδα (Κρήτη, Σκιάθο, Ευβοια, Φλώρινα, Κόρινθο κ.α.) και στο Εξωτερικό (Αμερική, Αγγλία, Γαλλία, Ιταλία, Βέλγιο, Ολλανδία, Γερμανία, Βουλγαρία κ.α.)


- Διδάσκουμε σε Μελλόνυμφους σε ταχύρρυθμα τμήματα Ελληνικούς, Λατινοαμερικάνικους και Ευρωπαϊκούς Χορούς


- Διδάσκουμε σε φοιτητές ΤΕΦΑΑ με σκοπό την προετοιμασία τους για τις εξετάσεις και να εμπλουτίσουν τις γνώσεις τους


- Οι Χοροδιδάσκαλοι του Σωματείου έχουν κάνει λαογραφική έρευνα στους χορούς και γενικά τον πολιτισμό της ιδιαίτερης πατρίδας τους, την έχουν δημοσιεύσει στο κοινό και είναι αναγνωρισμένοι στο εξωτερικό για το ταλέντο τους, τη μεταδοτικότητα και τη γνώση τους


ΘΑ ΧΑΡΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΕΤΕ ΜΑΖΙ ΜΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΟΠΟΙΑΔΗΠΟΤΕ ΣΥΝΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ








Δευτέρα, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2007

"The Naiads" in English

GREEK FOLKLORE ASSOCIATION “THE NAIADS”

SHORT CV

The Greek Folklore Association “The Naiads” was founded the October of 1998 in Athens, Greece. The Association, a non-profit club, was founded by 25 members, folklore scientists, musicians, choreographers, professors etc.

The choreographers are Mary Markaki and Vangelis Vrakas. Both of them have been dancers for many years at the Dora Stratou Theatre in Athens, as they were also members in many dance groups in Athens. They have spent many years on the research of Greek Civilization and they were those who had the inspiration of “The Naiads” foundation.

Main activities

Ø Courses on Traditional Dances, Instruments and Songs


Ø Participation with our dancing groups in performances in Athens, other cities in Greece and abroad

-Most Remarkable In Greece : many dance festivals such as at Argiroupoli, Kolonos, Katrakio Theatre, many music festivals that needed a dance group, such as at Vrahon Theatre with Giorgos Dalaras, Glikeria…., Opening Ceremony of Conflict Championship, Ceremonies of Athens Olympic Games on 2004 and many others, Carnival festivals of Municipality of Zografou and Piraeus (every year the last 6 years) and many other festivals.


-Most Remarkable Abroad: Marocco-invited by the king to dance in his palace, Belgium- performances of 10 days in many cities, Germany-festival of 8 days with participant groups from 7 countries, France-performances in Paris during 4 days and others. None of the festival had the character of competition and awarding.


Ø Organization of performances (not only with our participation, but also as choreographers we have organized many times performances of schools in children festivals around Greece)


Ø Organization of training workshops : we invite a teacher of dances that has also make research at his place of birth or origin, who teaches dances, songs, presents to us the costume of his region and brief us with infos from his research on the culture of of his origin.


Ø We organize every summer (July-August) a 10 days Workshop on Greek Traditional Dances. The participants are mostly foreigners that love Greek dances and they spend 10 days at Crete, in a 4 stars hotel on the beach. The attend 3-4,5 hrs/day dance courses from 5-6 areas of Greece, they have time to swim and relax and at nights we visit local villages that organize local festivities with live music, plenty of wine and Cretan specialties and have the chance to dance with great Cretan dancers.


Ø We danced in a production of 4 DVDs with 38 dances from the most areas of Greece “Dance in the Greek Tradition” that our teacher Mary Markaki shows each dance, counts the steps and the group dances


Ø Research on civilization from the whole World: Some members are occupied with the research, e.g. they look for carnival customs that were lost during the last year, they commit the elements and they produce/saw costumes that the dancing groups use them to show the customs in performances.

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WORKSHOP ON GREEK DANCES AT CRETE

A Seminar on Greek Traditional Dances, 5-16/8/2006 will be organized in Crete (village Almyrida-Chania), and we propose you to join it and enjoy traditional Cretan life, dancing lessons with 6 teachers and holidays !!!

Our previous experience on organizing such seminars and your own demands, oblige us to organize the 2006 seminar in a village, where we’ll have the chance to live with Cretans, stay in a very good hotel, on the beach and have workshops with some of the best choreographers, who have done great research in their field of expertise !

Location: Almyrida is a fishing village, just developed but remained unspoilt. It’s been characterized as an area of many beauties, has crystal clear waters, organized and safe beaches awarded with the blue flag every year that are also home to water sports (you can also dive and fish). The hills with the olive trees, which go as far as the beaches and the mountain range of the Lefka Ori in the south, give the area a cool climate. Historically, the whole area used to be the colony of the ancient civilization Finikes. Ruins and ancient tombs exist there from the old times. The traditional villages of the area in combination with the hospitality of the people and the traditional Cretan food & wine, will make your vacation mostly pleasant.

The Hotel: We’ll stay at Almyrida Beach Hotel & Studios, 4 stars hotel, that is exactly on the beach of the village (www.almyridabeach.com).The rooms provide A/C, SatTV, Fridge, Hairdryer, Bath, Radio, Direct Dial Telephone, sea/mountain view balconies. The hotel also provides bars, swimming pools and also (at local charge) Jacuzzi, Safe deposit box and Mini Bar. In the hotel restaurants are served real Cretan specialties.

Pedagogy: 38-40 hrs dancing lessons (most hrs in the morning in A/Ced conference room) from CRETE, GREEK ISLANDS by Mary Markaki, Yiannis Megalakakis, Spiros Stratas, PONTOS by Nikos Zournatzides, ASIA MINOR (Cappadocia, Erithrea, Kato Panagia…) and MACEDONIA-DRAMA (“Dopia”) by Alexandros Karatzoglou, MACEDONIA Gen. and SERRES by Vassilis Terzis. A Briefing on the traditional dances, songs/music, costumes, customs etc. will be given by each choreographer about his field. Also, we’ll give emphasis to male and female “solos”, style and we’ll work on figures in dances like Balos, Gaida, Serra,etc

Activities : A daily excursion, visit of other villages, “panegyria”(local festivities), parties with musicians and games on the beach will be organized. Also, you’ll have a few free mornings & evenings to do whatever you like.

Useful Infos Airports: Chania is 27Km away and Heraklion is 187 Km. Souda’s Port(Chania) is 19Km. Regular bus service connects daily the hotel to the town of Chania (20Km) and all the surrounding villages.

The cost: Includes 11 days accommodation, half board (breakfast & dinner) in the hotel, dancing lessons, CD, transp. expenses for an excursion and is Euros 680 in room for 4, Euros 750 triple room, Euros 850 double room. The cost for singles & lunch can be given upon request, as also more details on daily agenda & payment (One dinner will be replaced by lunch, when we’ll plan to eat in another village)

Registration Deadline: Until 1st of May 2006. Beware, August in Crete/Greece is the favorite month for everybody, so book flights / boat tickets before May, as then it will be difficult to find those you prefer

PLEASE NOTE: THE No of PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITEED, AS THE No & TYPE OF ROOMS too SO THINK ABOUT REGISTERING IMMEDIATELY & NOT AFTER APRIL.

For registration, details on transportation & activities, agenda & gen. info, please call Ms. Mary Markaki, Tel.+30-6944-330 486/+30-210-77 86 625 OR e-mail at: marynaiads@hotmail.com