Date and time:
Sunday 10th November 2019, 2:30pm - 6pm.
16 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TN
Only £35 for a limited time or £40 thereafter.
How to Register:
Simply head over to our enrolment page and sign up for the HASAPIKO MASTERCLASS.
We are pleased to announce that our 4th Figoura Masterclass shall be based as before on the popular Hasapiko dance.
Following the successful Masterclass in June earlier this year we are pleased to bring back the Hasapiko Masterclass yet again! A hugely popular dance that has many variations today. Known as the 'butchers dance' and has been referenced by various names such as Makelarikos Horos, Hasapiko Argo (slow), Grigoro Hasapiko ((Quick Hasapiko) or Hasaposerviko, as well as Hasapiko Politiko and tavtaliano.
The Hasapiko became the foundation of the well known dance 'Sirtaki' which stemmed from the movie Zorba the Greek, and hence also referred to as the 'Zorba dance' which is made up of the Slow and fast parts of the Hasapiko.
You will witness many versions of Hasapiko. It roots date back to the Byzantine period, when it was a battle imitation dance with swords from the guild of the Greek butchers in Macedonia and Constantinople. The first line held knives, sticks and whips, while the second had no weapons.
This workshop will focus on a version of the Hasapiko as taught by our lead dance Instructor, Jack Iacovou, which will be split into 4 parts and taught throughout the Masterclass.
The masterclass will be suitable for dancers of all levels from beginners and improvers to more advanced dancers that would like to learn this version.
So if you are interested in learning the Hasapiko then you won't want to miss this.
Jack has a unique, easy to follow yet engaging way of teaching students which is what has made the Figoura School of Greek dance so successful, he has extensive knowledge of Greek dances and has been teaching for over 30 years in London.
If you are ready for an action packed 3.5 hours, dancing in a professional dance studio in the heart of London, then this is the masterclass for you.
Don't forget a bottle of water! You'll need it!
Lead Dance Instructor
About Jack Iacovou
Born and raised in London, Jack is a highly enthusiastic and passionate instructor, choreographer and performer, with over 30 years dance experience along with knowledge of a huge repertoire of dances and a member of the International Dance Council (CID).
Jack started formal training from the age of 8, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and dance styles from all over Greece, Cyprus, Asia Minor, (incl Pontus) and Northern Thrace.
Trained to performance level, he maintains his continued interest in Greek dance through teaching and performing. He has performed at various festivals and events both nationally and internationally representing Greece and Cyprus as well as on TV.
Jack established the Figoura School of Greek dance in 2013 where he spends most of his time teaching and is also actively involved in the Greek Folk Dance Festival, a project that brings together authentic music and dance.
Jack also choreographs and is the Director of the Figoura Performing group who have put on some spectacular dance sets around London over the past few years.
Watch the video below to give yourself a flavour of the Hasapiko.