Tessera Matia Dhio Kardhies (Greece)


A song/dance from the Asia Minor town of Artaki (now Erdek) on the Sea of Marmara. The dance is found in two forms, one as an open circle line dance and the other as an improvised Karsilamas type dance for couples. It is danced in 9/8 with the rhythmic pattern of 2-3-2-2, sometimes referred to as “ayirlamas.” Presented by Joe Graziosi at Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2016. Dance notes…

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