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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Pigasos Event: Greek Traditional dances with "Arda & the Giannena" (live)

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Pigasos is organizing a fun dance afternoon with live music in collaboration with the band Arda the Giannena.

The ticket price includes a mezedes, a dance workshop and live music with "Arda and the Giannena".

Tickets can be ordered via the Eventbrite. website. Tickets are free for dancers and supporters of the Pigasos dance group.


Dance seminar with Georgos Ziogas on Sunday, June 11th 2023

As part of our sixtieth anniversary, Pigasos is organizing a one-day dance seminar on Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with dance teacher and great Evros-specialist Georgos Ziogas from Alexandroupolis.
The program includes dances from Metaxades-villages of the Evros River area in Thrace. The price of the seminar is Euro 50,00 (included lunch, coffee & tea). After we have received your payment at Stichting Pigasos at banknumber NL02INGB0007229200, together with your name, your registration is final.

Click here for more information about the seminar and resume of Georgos Ziogas, the programm and the registration form. The seminar is free for Pigasos dancers. Register quickly because full is full.


Festive opening Sunday, May 15, 2022

After two years of corona, we are so pleased that it is all possible again!

Be welcome at the start of the new dance year of Pegasus at OLI MAZÍ in Utrecht at May 15th, 2022 and say cheers together with the new board of Foundation Pegasus.

Dancers and visitors receive a free welcome drink from the new board during the break between the two dance lessons!

Non-dancers are always welcome to watch us practice and have a drink.

We are looking forward to see you on Sunday 15 May at 13:00 hours.

With kind dance regards,

Pegasus Foundation
Selini Sideris – President
Wana Goula - Secretary
Margreet Hamoen - Treasurer & Webmaster

Sunday Dance 2024 is starting again

Jiasou dear dancers,

First of all, we wish you a happy 2024. The Pegasus team is preparing for a new dance season from January to July 2024 with many fun activities and events!

On Sunday 14 January we will start again with our 'musical Greek dance journey' in the company of the experienced dance instructors Efthimia Smixioti and Panagiota Spantidea. The dance Sundays take place from 14.30-17.00 hours in the gym at Weerdsingel WZ 20 in Utrecht. Every Sunday the gymnasium symbolizes a Greek village square where young and old come together, regardless of age or level, to enjoy a pleasant afternoon together.

Write the following activities in your agenda:
- Sunday 28 January 2024 – New Year's reception with the cutting of VASILOPITA
- Saturday evening 9 March 2024 – Apokries (Greek carnival festival) at Cultural Center Moira Utrecht.
- Sunday 24 March 202 – Mini Seminar with Nikos Margaritis about Koulouriastos of Thrace.

See you Sunday!

Registration Sunday Dance 2024

Do you also have such a need for dancing, relaxation and fun and are you not afraid to lose a drop of sweat? Rediscover the joy of Greek dancing! Put on your sneakers and register quickly.

From January until July Pigasos is organising a Sunday dance almost every Sunday afternoon, with dances of islands an mainland of Greece.

Time: 14:30-17:00 hour

Cost: Euro 170,00  / Studens 50% off

Location:
Gymzaal Weerdsingel WZ
Weerdsingel WZ 22
3514 AA Utrecht

The gym is on walking distance of the Central Station Utrecht (Google Maps).

On the Weerdsingel WZ and neighbourhood of the Amsterdamsestraatweg parking is free on Sundays.

After the dance we often have a drink at a nearby cafe.

Register online using the online registration form.


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Greek Dance Group Pigasos Utrecht has a public group page on Facebook. If you want to stay informed about activities of the group, you find here the link to the group page on Facebook.


Vassilopita Sunday 28-01-2024

The new year is already here and it's time for the friends of Pigasos to share our traditional Vasilopita! But besides the sweet treats (that is already a big temptation!) we will enjoy ourselves while dancing to melodies from the regions of Macedonia, the islands of the North Aegean Sea, Pontus, and Asia Minor!

Program:
2:30-3:30 PM: Dances from Macedonia and Aegean Sea
3:30-4:00 PM: Vasilopita
4:00-5:00 PM: Dances from Pontus and Asia Minor

The lesson is open to everyone (15€ the price per lesson). For Pigasos members who payed the period jan-jul 2024, this event is free!

History

Greek folk dance group Pigasos (Pegasus in English) was founded in 1963 by young Greek migrants from Utrecht in the Netherlands.

In the beginning, the dance group consisted of a group of friends without a name, who met with a lot of homesickness to dance with each other.
On October 25, 1963 (Remembrance of the 'no' / 'oxi' to the Italian ultimatum on October 28, 1940 and the beginning of WW2) they met officially for the first time with borrowed costumes to perform Greek folk dances for the public.

In 2023, Pegasus will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Preparations for this have already started. If you would like to help make this a success, help is most welcome.

More about the History of dance group Pegasus and the Goal & Philosophy of the foundation.


Photo archive

Dance group Pegasus is the oldest existing dance group in Utrecht. Pegasus has a rich dance history. In our Photo Archive you can see our amazing dancers and former dancers at work.



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