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Member Since 19 May 2005
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2006 07:44 PM

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In Topic: Greek Dances

11 April 2006 - 02:47 AM

I should add that there is a nice website with some videos of dances and with songs as well, from all over the Balkans and including Greece. Its address is :


Unfortunately no pan-hellenic common dances shown, but its still enjoyable nonetheless.

In Topic: Greek Dances

10 April 2006 - 07:20 AM

If only they could add video, its pretty difficult trying to do a dance you've never seen before only from notation. I joined a dance group. Great website though, its fun if a little confusing too.

In Topic: Crete Dagers

26 March 2006 - 09:31 PM

Thanks Yorgos and Yannis for your research and replies. I suppose my Uncle was right then... perhaps one of my ancestors was a "man who made knives". Very interesting to read about the historical and cultural significance of the Kritiki maxairi also.

In Topic: Crete Dagers

25 March 2006 - 09:10 PM

I'd like to add to this question, is there any truth to the "stories" I've heard that a daggar is called "mpitzak or bitzak"? I was told that my last name "Pitsakis" which used to be "Mpitsakis (Bitsakis)" before removal of the Mi means knife or daggar maker. I was also told that there is a place where you can find many shops with the name Pitsakis and where they sell daggars, among others things I suppose. Thanks.

In Topic: Ask Yannis!

25 February 2006 - 09:44 PM

Anyone have any pictures from yesterdays "dust storm"?