Greece Tourism Film
The whole world learned to dance to the tune of Greece after the release of Zorba the Greek in 1964. In the film, the character Zorba’s dance draws from a tradition of Greek folk dancing called syrtaki. It is a dance that conveys joy, spontaneity and communal pride.
It is a film that captures the spirit of the Zorba dance and push it through to modern audiences around the world, making them want to come and dance with the Greeks in their beautiful country. The film shows a more modern syrtaki dance being danced all across the country’s diverse landscapes – amid the whitewashed island towns of Mykonos and Santorini, in the modern cityscape of Athens and in the narrow cobbled streets of Corfu – with people from diverse cultures, young and old, dancing to the tune of Greece. The dance is accompanied by a refreshing version of the famous Zorba theme composed for the original film by Mikis Theodorakis.
Original Composition By: Mikis Theodorakis
Music Interpreted By: Ram Sampath