Dance groups perform to Greek cinema hits at the Zeibekiko Festival Australia

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The first-ever Zeibekiko Festival Australia comes to an end on July 10, but not before going out with a bang.

The festival has been running since July 1 and involved a series of functions and workshops run by Ventouris Productions. The festival was curated by Sophia Ventouris, a Greek dance teacher of 30 years in Australia.

Dancers with Christos Shakallis (centre). All photos copyright The Greek Herald.
Sophia Ventouris (left) with Christos Shakallis (right).
Young dancers.
Dance teachers with Shakallis.
Everyone enjoyed themselves on the night.

On Saturday, July 8, the festival held a Zeibekiko Dance Spectacular Show starring international guest and Greek master of Zeibekiko dance, Christos Shakallis, along with local Greek dance groups.

Zeibekiko dance spectacular.
Contemporary dancing.
Sydney Sizmos.

The event, which was held at the Greek Community Club in Lakemba, saw youth join Shakallis on the dance floor to perform some of the greatest Greek cinema Zeibekiko music and song hits.

Dancing spectacular.
The Nassibian Dancers.
The Nassibian Dancers.

The Sophia Ventouris School of Greek Dance, Sydney Sizmos and the Nassibian Dancers all performed on the night.

Christos Shakallis doing a zeibekiko.
Group shot.

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