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The films “Never on Sunday” and “Zorba the Greek” introduced the Greek dance to moviegoers but most visitors to the Dionysos Greek Festival may not realize that Greek dance has retained much of its identity over the years, as has the Greek language. It is a living, vital force in the Greek way of life, and its spirit brings people together with a true feeling of camaraderie.
The Greek shows begin with a spectacular musical performance. The Levendes are a full Greek orchestra who give a unique flair to traditional and modern Greek music.
Twelve Hellenic dancers will entertain you with a variety of dances that reflect the Greek culture and customs in their traditional costumes. They will introduce you to some of the most beautiful dances of Greece.
No Greek show would be complete without traditional belly dancing performances. The Dionysos Greek Festival is proud to feature the West Michigan School of Middle Eastern Dance who will amaze and thrill you. They will even give you a lesson in this expressive and beautiful language of dance and make you a belly dancing artist in your own right.
U2 Zoo - Friday, June 7th at 10:00pm
Candlebox - Saturday, June 8th at 10:00pm
After the first year, people came and went and requested more Greek cultural events. Theo and Stacy decided to not only share the food and drink of Greece, but also the song and dance. Within a few years the festival grew in size and it could no longer be held in the restaurant.
After much consideration it was decided to make the festival a one day outdoor event. The festival eventually grew in size to a three day event where musicians, singers, and dancers would come via Greece and share the authentic Greek experience. When joining us at the festival this year, in memory of Theo, remember him singing and dancing with his glass of Ouzo exclaiming OPA!