DIPLOS HOROS- GREECE
Usually performed by forming a “circle” is a Southeast European dance form known as Diplos Horos. This “group” dance is supposed to have originated from a regional unit called Messenia located in Greece. Furthermore, in this dance style a simple formation known as “sta tria” is used. In addition, this dance along with the accompanying music also includes a Greek song known as “Διπλό Χορό Χορεύουμε, Διπλά Τραγούδια Λέμε”.
A. History/origin of the Diplos Horos:
There is no information available regarding the history/origin of the Diplos Horos originating from Messenia region in Greece.
B. Costumes used in the Diplos Horos:
The costumes used in this dance style vary according to the gender as follows:
1. For males:
The attire worn includes a colourful dress, a colourful cloth tied around the waist, and a pair of boots.
2. For females:
The attire worn includes a colourful dress with a long skirt, a colourful cloth tied around the waist, a pair of shoes, and a headgear.
C. Music involved in the Diplos Horos:
The musical instruments mainly involved in this dance style include a mixture of stringed instruments i.e. chordophones, wind instruments i.e. aerophones and drum instruments i.e. membranophones.
D. Training availability and the technique involved in the Diplos Horos:
In terms of technique, the performers in this dance initially arrange themselves in a circle. Furthermore, the performers then dance to the rhythm of the accompanying music by holding hands. In addition, the music also comprises of a song called “Διπλό Χορό Χορεύουμε, Διπλά Τραγούδια Λέμε”. As for training centers/schools, there are none available around the world since this “group” dance is mainly performed in Greece.