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The award winning Folk Dances Festival “Diamantis Palaiologos 2019” returns in a few days to the island of Skopelos!

 

A well-established festival on the island of Skopelos that unites bands and dancers from all over the world. A big celebration with more than 7500 spectators that will take place at the Open Municipal Theater from August 25th to August 27th. Along with a series of dance performances, dozens of seminars, workshops, guided tours, and exhibitions invite you to get acquainted with the island’s culture and rich tradition.

The Folk Dance Festival “Diamantis Palaiologos” is organized by the Non-Profit Company “Plegma” in collaboration with the Region of Thessaly and has been awarded the Silver Tourist Award 2017 in the category of Festivals and the Silver Award at the Best City Award 2016 in the category of Culture. In addition, it has been the subject of research and studies for many Greek and foreign universities and has been presented as a case study in numerous scientific conferences.

Spyrou Skopelos Experience invites you to Skopelos, the beautiful and unique island of Sporades, to enjoy an unforgettable stay in its hotels and enjoy the traditional rhythms of the island.

 

 

The program of the festival is:

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Parade of dance groups

19:15 | Port of Skopelos

 

Performance schedule

20:30 | Open Skopelos Municipal Theater

  • Filirou Cultural Education Association \ Nicosia Serres’ Union “The Union” | Dance from Thrace
  • Folklore Association of Neo Ryssio “Aretsou” Dances from Aridea
  • Dance Group “Diamantis Paleologos”
  • Skopelos Cultural and Folklore Association Dances from the North Sporades
  • Erotokritos Cretan Association of Oreokastros and Friends Dances from Crete

 

Party For Volunteers

23:00 | Jetty (green lighthouse). Dress Code: White with DJ SIdas & DJ Palai | Screadriver Team

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

A tour of the island’s Chora

10:00 | Festival office

“Walk to the Old Town and its Monuments”.

In collaboration with Skopelos Island Studies Center.

Entries by August 24 at www.dancefestival.gr

 

DancefestivalGRQuiz with Spyros Gramenos

12:00 | CocktailBarRock

 

Seminar of traditional dances

17:00 | GlysteriBeachBar

Dance from Lebanon

Rapporteurs: Dabkeh Hednaniyeh فرقة الدبكة الهدنانية

 

Performance schedule

21:00 | Open Skopelos Municipal Theater

  • Gastouni & Surroundings Dance Group “Terpsichori” Dances from the Peloponnese
  • Smyrna Association of Asia Minor Kordeli “Agia Fotini” | Minor Asian Dances
  • Chorophilosophists Dances from Thrace and Eastern Romania
  • Cretan Section of Agios Georgios Volos Cultural and Sports Association Dances from Crete
  • Dancing Department of Ioannis Christodoulou Pouriou / Dancing Department of MakriRachis | Dances from Pelion
  • Pontian Cultural Association of Temenos “The Prophet Elias” Dances from Pontos

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Excursion to the Language

09: 30 | Port: Departures of Dance Complexes

11: 00 | Presentation of Skopelos Traditional Costume, Louki Glossa Square. Rapporteurs: Christos Paleologos. Music: AndreaBrown

 

Beach Party

14:30 | BeachBar ‘s Limnoniari Blast

 

Performance schedule

21:00 | Open Skopelos Municipal Theater

  • Kozani Folklore Cultural Association
  • Folklore Association of Neo Ryssio “Aretsou” Dances from Izmir
  • Neochorouda Cultural Association “Alexander the Great” Dances of Neochorouda Macedonia
  • Traditional Dance Conservation and Distribution Association, Dance Center Tripolis Arkadias | Dance from Arcadia
  • DabkehHednaniyeh فرقةالدبكةالهدنان | Dances from Lebanon
  • Folklore Club of Avlida beach Dance from the Cyclades

 

Traditional feast

23:30 | Open Skopelos Municipal Theater

 

Daily Ticket: € 3

Three Days Ticket: € 5

 

* The Festival is not sponsored by any state or European body. The minimum entry fee is necessary for the festival’s sustainability and long-term outlook. Part of the proceeds will go to “Lighthouse Skopelos – Chronic Disease Support Association”