Sunday 22 June 2014

(CY) Traditional dance of Cyprus

The history of the traditional dance of Kouza
In the old days, people in villages did not have water in their houses. They supplied  water from the river and from the village fountain.  Usually the young women of the village did that job. Every day, they were going to the fountain and they  filled their pitcher. 

Many times, the young men of the villages, were going near  the fountain and they courted the girls.
In that traditional dance, a young man scared the young woman that he loves and the girl’s pitcher falls down and brakes. Then, the young woman  is getting angry with him and he tries to calm her with a rose. After a while, she forgives him and they dance together.

1 comment:

  1. Is this dance the last one of the children show that we saw in Cyprus in december 2013 ?