EDITOR’S NOTE: The inauguration of the new stadium of AEK Athens dominated the Greek news yesterday, and it was quite an event for all Greeks and especially for those of us who are sensitive to our lost roots in Asia Minor. AEK means “Athletic Union of Constantinople” and evokes memories of these lost homelands. AEK’s president, Dimitris Mellissanidis, deserves our congratulations for this great achievement: The new stadium’s nickname is “Agia Sophia.” Below you can read a full report…
Among the various celebratory moments, the outstanding performance of this most ancient Greek dance, Pyrrichios or Sera, by a group of 50 Pontian dancers brought chills to all of us… Try to explain to your American friends that this is a 3,000-old war dance, and it is pictured in several ancient vases… A very proud moment!!
SOURCE – GREEKCITYTIMES.ORG