The Workshop is aimed at both beginners and advanced students with interest in circle- and folk dances and / or music and rhythms from Greece. We will learn some Greek dances and in parallel, we learn to play the corresponding rhythms on various percussion instruments. We learn how to translate dance steps into drum patterns and vice versa.
The Teacher Stefan Petersilge, born in 1954, is a graduated musician and composer. He passed the States exams with distinction and attained his master degree in 1979. Using the artist name Sangit Om he has published numerous CDs with his own music, in which he has processed his experience with different musical cultures. In addition to his musical work, he worked intensively with dance traditions, especially with the numerous Greek dances, which he first learned in a dance school in Germany and later in Greece. He lives in Crete, where he works as a musician, music producer and dance teacher.
The Place Sivas is a traditional Cretan village which has preserved its original character. It is located near the south coast of Crete with views of the mountains of Psiloritis and 2.5 km from a sandy beach. Nearby are the Minoan palace of Phaistos and the Minoan port facility Komo.