Photographer's Note

The relationship between zeibekikos dance and ancient Greece lies in that it was a war dance preparing the soul by reinforcing the morale of the warrior from the inside, like a kind of prayer before entering the battle or before entering the struggle of life in everyday reality..!!
Because the one who steps up to dance this dance makes a sort of prayer coming from himself, without seeking applause or approval by anyone..! It is like getting isolated and projecting himself in an excitement, a transformation, an elevation to space and time..!!
He moves his shoulder blades as if they were wings and oscillates.! Every now and then he stumps his feet to make sure he is not dreaming, that this is not happening in his imagination (although he induces himself to become "an out of this world" being..!!) And from time to time he kneels and hits the ground with his hands or touches it to get its power from his Mother Earth.. to continue this challenge in which he gets involved willingly in order to relax..!! So in the end he returns to his seat feeling relieved from the social pressure that besets him. This dance is a motion transcendental meditation, in short a prayer..!!!

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Additional Photos by KOSTAS DIALYNAS (kdialyna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 517 W: 73 N: 602] (3148)
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