Sirtaki ( Syrtaki ) is a popular dance of Greek origin. In fact, it was created in 1964 for the movie Zorba from the mixture of slow and fast versions of Hasapiko dance. The theme from the movie Zorba the Greek, written by the noted Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. A distinctive feature of the Sirtaki dance and music is its speeding up, it starting out with a very slow Hassapiko step then growing faster and faster ending in a lively Hassaposerviko.
This dance is choreographed for performance with the most popular piece of Greek music in this country.
Syrtaki has been embraced by people, and it is included in the repertoire of many Greek folk dancing troupes, including the Lyceum of Greek Women.
Greece is one of the few places in the world where folk dance is still alive today same like they were in ancient times. Dance has always played an important role in the life of a Greek. It is an expression of human feelings and everyday life and almost every dance has a story to tell.