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Editor: Alkis Raftis

Project supervisor: Adamantia Angeli 

Publisher: Dora Stratou Dance Theatre, Athens   

Under the auspices of the   International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris 

Website launched in March 2023 as part of The HISTORY OF DANCE Portal. Food for the thoughtful dancer   

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The Editor, the Publisher or the International Dance Council CID cannot be held responsible for the content of this website, it is offered free of charge as a service to researchers and other dance professionals.

The originals of postcards featured here are part of the private collection of Alkis Raftis which contains – among other material – approximately 50,000 postcards depicting dance or dancers.

Folk Dances of the World
Edited by Alkis Raftis
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