Dancing in the Metropolis What if, one day, you are walking on the street and you see a person dancing alone, without music, in the noisy chaos of daily life? Would you think that s/he is just out of his/her mind? Maybe drunk? Would you stop and take a moment to watch him/her? Would you […]
The last two European countries to convert to Christianity were Latvia and Lithuania. This situation marks the region as the last existing area of the old paganism culture. Moreover, the Balts tried to preserve their long-established way of living. Yet, during the purge of paganistic influence in Europe, the Baltic tribes assimilated into Christianity. The […]
As a part of a global movement, a feminist group created a demonstration here in Thessaloniki. It took place on the 22nd of December. The movement started in Chile as a protest towards the government and police for not taking action for victims of sexual assault. The collective that goes by the name Las Tesis […]
It takes only a brief holiday in Greece to notice the plethora of tradition this country still hosts. That’s why it is always so fascinating and – at the same time – unsettling to get in touch with customs that have survived centuries. In the last week, in fact, I had the chance to learn […]
SKGers Crew is a Thessaloniki-based hip-hop group that literally lives for dancing. Its B-boys and B-girls share daily their passion to spread the values of street culture. “Get on the good foot “ James Brown The B-Boys and B-Girls were born in the Bronx in New York during the 70’s. It is said that their […]
We are happy to announce that our Balkan Beats’ 25th edition is now published. Just before Christmas – a time of family and traditions, our magazine is also dedicated to dialogue!
The Balkan festival is more than a special event with its folklore and traditions. It is an event where youth and elders gather together. Balkan fest is an annual event which took place, this year, in Thessaloniki, between 16-17th of February and it attracted many local people and city guests. According to the organizers, this year, the festival lasted longer and also offered more diverse music bands than before.
If you are interested by Videos, Images and Pictures (VIP), the Stamp Festival was the place where you had to be! During three days, from the 5th to the 7th of July The Stamp festival was doing differents workshops and activities about videos, images and pictures. This festival was the opportunity to discover differents types of arts through videos, images, and pictures.
On 9th,10th and 11th of June the SAF was honoured to host Anthony Lee from the USA, the EZ twins from Slovenia, Duc Anh Tran from Hungary and Kenzo Alvares from the Netherland. Some of the best dancers in the world.