History of Choreia Dance
History of Choreia Dance History of Choreia Dance

Choreia (Ancient Greek) is a circle dance accompanied by singing in ancient Greece. Homer refers to this dance in his epic poem, the Iliad.

Cognates of the name used to describe circle dances exist in a number of other countries:
Khorovod, in Russia
Hora (Xopa, Khora), in Ukraine, Romania and Moldova
Horo, in Bulgaria
Oro, in Macedonia
Kolo, in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro

Calame, Claude. 2001. Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece: Their Morphology, Religious Role, and Social Functions. Trans. Derek Collins and Janice Orion. Rev. ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-7425-1525-7.
Ley, Graham. 2007. The Theatricality of Greek Tragedy: Playing Space and Chorus. Chicago and London: U of Chicago P. ISBN 0-226-47757-6.

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