Ethnographic Research on the Music and Dance Tradition of Ikarian Island – A Timeless Evolution – A Dancing Approach of the "Ikariotikos Dance"

Lykesas Georgios


The "Ikariotikos dance" has a special place in the music and dance tradition of Ikaria. What is impressive is how intense and timeless is the presence of the tradition of the dance "Ikariotikos", not only with its characteristic melody, but also with its multiple and interesting variations. The purpose of this study was to present the traditional musical and dance of Ikaria and more particularly of dance "Sympethera" as far as it concerns its timeless evolution, and its connection with other variations of the dance "Ikariotikos". The presentation and elaboration of the data were based on the synthetic method. Results have shown that, the different conditions and the general musical and dance influences that have been formed in the passage of time, have decisively contributed to the evolution and the formation of the musical and the dance perception of the dance "Ikariotikos".

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p11

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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