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Zorba - Anthony Quinn BACKGROUND

Information: A recent Greek folk dance family, and a mixture of the slow and fast rhythms of the Vari Hasapiko and Hasaposerviko dances respectively.

Translation: The name Syrtaki comes from the Greek word "syrtos," which means "drag" (or "lead" the dance), a common name for a group of traditional Greek dances of so-called "dragging" style, as opposed to "pidikhtos," a hopping or leaping style. Despite that, Syrtaki incorporates both Syrtos (in its slower part) and Pidikhtos (in its faster part) elements.

Pronunciation: seer-TAH-kee

Other name: Sirtaki

Region: Greece



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