Dance in Ancient and Modern Greece

Prylis: Cretan funeral dance performed by men wearing armor Circle dances: very sacred and mystic; performed by men and women around altars, trees, pillars, sacred objects, or even people. Circles were believed magical and had purifying powers. Dancers would often stop during the dance in certain poses they believed communicated praises to the gods. Mazes: Danced in weaving, labyrinthine patterns Wedding dances: most famous was the now forgotten "geranos" or crane dance.

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