• The actual performance of Rembetika was a very powerful experience because it felt dangerous in way that reminds me when we had to do experiments in chemistry class and didn’t know the outcome. The performers were all very brave precise and fluid and seemed to understand the heavy soul of a Greek spirit that is […]

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  • Thurs.-Sun. Nov. 5-8, 12-15, & 19-22 all shows 8 pm $15-25 pre-sale, $18-25 at the door CounterPULSE’s Performing Diaspora debuts this November featuring thirteen talented California dance, music, theater, media, and interdisciplinary artists who are using traditional forms as a basis for experimentation and innovation, truly representing the modern California experience. Single evening tix Performing […]

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  • Rembetiko is not just a stylle of music, it is also a way of life an attitude that constanly questions authority in crative ways. The solo dance of the rembetes although based on traditional moves and technique is always breaking rulles and evolving as a living art. The Rembetika lyrics touch subject matter that is […]

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  • After Kemal Attaturk beat Eleftherios Venizelos Greek troups in Turkey there was an exchange of population of the two countries. All the Christians had to move to Greece all Muslims had to move in Turkey. The refugees that went back to Greece had to start all over because although they were prosperous they had to […]

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  • One of the most dreamy artistic experiences was when Yanni’s choreography and Katerina’s singing allowed with the help of athletic dancers a simple light source like a flashlight to tell a story while feeling the same breeze that one feels when the shadow of a dozen leaves try to keep still on our faces.

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  • Rembetiko is a type of music and lifestyle that was developed by the Greek refugees that lived for countless generations in Turkey and then were forced to move back to the motherland of Greece because of the threat of genocide. Yannis Adoniou Catherine Clambaneva and Leonidas Kassapides are exploring the style and importance of Rembetika […]

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