Greek Dance Troupe in China for Year Of The Dragon Event

A traditional dance troupe from the city of Trikala, in central Greece, known to promote Hellenic cultural traditions throughout the world, is going to perform at a Chinese New Year’s celebration in Beijing’s Chaoyang park during the International Spring Carnival, set to be held between Jan. 23 to 28.

2012 marks the year of the Golden Dragon on the Chinese calendar, an ancient symbol of power in Chinese culture.

The Greek dance group is set to convey to Chinese audiences the mythical dimensions of dragons in Greek mythology and cultural legends, such as the safeguarding of immortality, the giving of the golden apples of Hesperides or the story of Golden fleece of the Argonauts.

The event is organized with the contribution of the embassy of Greece in Beijing and with the promotion support of the embassy’s press & communication office.

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