La Troupe Folklorique Grecque Syrtaki cordially invites you and your families to the vibrant city of Montréal, Canada to attend the fourth Hellenic Cultural Conference - Laografia. From May 17-20, 2019, during the Victoria Day long weekend, this unique conference will bring together friends from across North America and Greece to share their passion for Hellenic culture and heritage. Laografia will focus on various folkloric aspects including dance, song, music, costumes and customs.
Participants will experience the diversity and richness of the Hellenic culture during a great weekend comprised of educational workshops and memorable social events. Proudly, we welcome, from Greece, five specialized teachers presenting to us their respective local dances and customs: Vasilis Lantzos (Mavrothalassa, Anatoliki Romylia), Maria Michelli (Patmos), Nasos Halkas (Lemnos & Reiz Dere, Asia Minor), and Nikos Bariamis (Lakonia).
The 4-day dance conference will also be highlighted by eight extraordinary musicians from Greece and Canada enriching the evening glentia.
The 2019 Laografia conference package includes:
- Four workshops featuring 5 regions of Greece
- Friday night welcoming event
- Saturday & Sunday night glentia including supper, featuring live music
- Presentation of traditional garments from regions presented
- Workshop material, texts and music
- Official Laografia 2019 t-shirt
- Meals, snacks and refreshments
- Performances by local and invited dance troupes
The fun-filled weekend will bring together new and old friends in one of the great, vibrant Greek cultural hubs of North America. So, bring your dancing shoes and take advantage of the opportunity to interact, dance and sing with the wonderful experts from Greece and the many that will be joining you from across Canada and the United States. We also invite you to bring your family along (we offer great chaperone rates!!) so they too, can experience a memorable Greek family-bonding weekend vacation.