Book tickets to Greek Dance show at Dora Stratou Theatre in Athens.
Savor the history of Greek traditional dance with tickets to the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre, built-in 1953. Seventy-five dancers, musicians, and singers showcase dances from various regions of Greece, performing in authentic costumes and accessories.
Since 1953 the national Greek Dances Theatre of “Dora Stratou” is the living museum of Greek dance and is unique, in its kind, in the world.
Dances, songs, and music are presented in their original forms as were or are still performed in the respective villages or islands of Greece.
All the costumes worn by the performers are authentic museum pieces, handmade in those villages more than a century ago. The theatre’s wardrobe contains 2,000 such historical costumes from all over Greece, complete with jewelry and accessories.
Extensive field studies by a team of researchers under the direction of professor Alkis Raftis supports the fidelity of performances to the original.
The cultural and educational activities of the Theatre are financed by the Ministry of Culture, the National Tourism Organization, other government agencies, and private donors.
Performances last 90 minutes without intermission. Company of 75 dancers, musicians, and singers.
Many regions of Greece presented in each performance, each village or island through its authentic dances, costumes, musical instruments, and songs. Reproduction is as faithful to the historic original as possible.