Southeast European

HASAPIKO-GREECE: ‘Butcher’s dance’

HASAPIKO DANCE, GREECE

Hasapiko, a Southeast European form of dancing also known as “Butcher’s dance”. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Greece, and was developed during the Middle Ages using elements belonging to the military of the Byzantine Empire. Apparently, there exists a slower form of this dance which usually makes use of a 4/4 […]

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