Greek dance.

The inherent nature of human desire to move to the rhythm.Everyone knows by itself, hearing the melody, we instinctively begin to perform dance steps.

Dancing accompanied by primitive man in all its significant events, from birth.Emotional impressions from the outside world poured into the movement, expressing plea to shed rain, and the crops dried up, the fertility, the healing of the sick.

Cave paintings tell us about that ritual dances were an integral part of the life of ancient people.4000 years ago in the East, with their help we made various sacrifices.Now the Arab national dances, very flexible and beautiful, widespread.Originally feminine, elegant and graceful, they help to maintain health.

dance usually has a national basis.Hours of dancing under the loud banging of drums with entering into a trance in order to get rid of evil spirits - such rituals hitherto practiced in Africa.

In ancient Greece, the dance has a function for human medicines, it can corrected posture, reduces stress,

improves digestion, increases appetite and normalize the emotional and psychological state, and even cardiovascular activity.

In those ancient times, the sacred dances were divided into military, scenic, social and household.Tradition says that the ceremonial and ritual dances to Greece suffered Orpheus, borrowing them from the Egyptians.

Military dancing pyrrhics played a significant role in the education of the younger generation of courage, patriotism taught young men.On the island of Crete preserved the tradition of festivals dedicated to the myths of ancient Greece.

Greek dance Serra or pirihios shows the movement of soldiers dressed in full ammunition in the battle.In ancient times it was played on large and small Vseafinskih games.

Another military Greek dance - maherya executable usually two men.It shows a fight with knives.It is a true spectacle of the two rivals.Expressive facial expression depicts the morale of soldiers.

popular Greek dance Sirtaki has an unusual origin story.He appeared in 1964 in the film "Zorba the Greek".American actor Anthony Quinn was dancing in this film, but he broke his leg and could not bounce.His leg could only drag on the sand.The actor was not taken aback, he invented for himself comfortable movement and convinced the director that the real dance Sirtaki - that's what he is now showing.So slow was filmed part of the action, which was later, thanks to the film, became famous worldwide as the dance of "Zorba".

Greek Sirtaki dance is basically a version of hasapiko - ancient dances butchers.Dance Hasapiko until 1922 was popular in Constantinople and Western Asia.It became the basis for Sirtaki, some of it moved the motion, music, the number of participants.

world-famous Greek dance, written by composer Mikis Theodorakis, is now a symbol of Greece and tourist attraction.