The IFCC in San Antonio presents Christos Papakostas for a Greek dance workshop May 16 & 17, 2014. The workshop will include:
- Friday night dance party with teaching
- Saturday morning Children’s Workshop
- Saturday afternoon workshop
- Saturday night party at Demo's
Lunch and Dinner will be on your own.
Cost of the entire workshop will be $65.
Part-time prices are available--please see above!
About Dr. Papakostas:
Dr. Christos Papakostas is a scholar, master dance teacher and percussionist. He was born in larisa (Thessaly).
For the past 20 years, he has served as a folklorist, choreographer, dance instructor, and percussion instructor for multiple performing groups in Greece. He has undergraduate degrees in physical education and sport science with a specialty in Greek traditional dance; his dissertation focused on dances of the Roma (gypsy) community of northern Greece. He has published and presented numerous studies on Greek dance, music, and folklore; has taught at multiple universities in Epirus, Thessaly and Crete; and was the author and editing supervisor for the chapter on “Traditional Greek Dance” in the PE textbook published by the Ministry of Education for use in Greek high schools.
He has most recently been named to a position in the Department of Physical Education & Sport Science at the University of Athens, lecturing on the subject of "Traditional Greek Dances."
He served as artistic director of Lykion Ellinidon Dramas (Macedonia) and in several folk dance groups in Karditsa and Larisa (Thessaly); and Komotini (Thrace). At present, he lives in Ioannina and is on the faculty of the Department of Traditional Music at the Epirus Technological Institute. He also is executive director for the Cultural Association of Perama (Epirus).
Christos is well known in Hellenic circles in Europe and North America and has taught at dance seminars in Belgium, France, the U.K., and the U.S. He has served twice as judge for the Faith Dance Fellowship (FDF) competition hosted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and has taught Greek performing groups in California, Chicago, and Toronto. For international folk dancers, he has done weekends at Laguna Festival (California), Old World Music and Dance (Detroit), and Susquehanna Folk Music Society (Harrisburg PA). This will be his first time teaching in Texas.
When & Where
International Folk Culture Center at OLLU
Free parking in Lot B.