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Full moon with tango beneath the Acropolis

30 August 2015 / 23:08:41  GRReporter
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Yesterday, a crowd filled the space in front of the Acropolis Museum, which was transformed into a large stage for dancers and lovers of music and dance from Argentina. In the light of the full moon, the sounds of tango and milonga charmed the crowd which had flocked in much earlier to find a place closer to the stage and the orchestra.


"Tango is not just a dance, it is a way of expression and communication. It is a culture that originates in Argentina and unites the whole world. We are proud that we here in the cradle of our culture, and we invite you to enjoy this wonderful romantic evening, to dance and cherish the magic of the tango." These were the opening words of the organisers of the Acropolis Tango musical evening. The participants comprised Marios Strofalis (composer, piano), Vangelis Vergotis (accordion), Ria Anastasiou (cello), Vassilis Rapsaniotis (violin), Effi Mazi (vocals and flute), Costas Vlachopoulos (harmonica) and the Argentinian singer, Natalia Soledad Petsalis.


The event started with the music of Marios Strofalis, whose name has for years been associated with the tango, and who has contributed a lot to its popularity. A little later the professional dancers and finalists of the Tango Acropolis contest, Dionisis Theodoropoulos and Chloe Theodoropoulou, Christos Bakopoulos and Mary Ziloti, Nikoletos Panos and Anastasia Gotsopoulou came up on stage and really charmed the viewers. The peak of the evening came after 21:30 when  the stage opened to the audience for two hours, and people didn't hesitate to fill it up with dance.


The evening was organised under the auspices of the Argentinian Embassy together with the Acropolis Museum. Admission was free, as was entry to the museum after 20:00. Thus, visitors had the chance to see the unique permanent exhibition as well as the visiting one entitled, Samothrace: the Mysteries of the Great Gods. 

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