History of Kyklos
- Kyklos was established in May of 1983 by a group of university and high school students of Greek descent, in order to preserve and promote the Greek folk dance tradition for the Greek community of Edmonton.
- KYKLOS was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization on March of 1984. We operate autonomously with our own board of directors.
- Over the past 25 years, KYKLOS has performed extensively throughout the province of Alberta including, Drayton Valley, Jasper, Banff, Calgary, and the Edmonton area.
- The group has also performed in Kimberley BC, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Florida, Seattle, California, Prague, and organized performing/study tours to Greece in 1987, 1989, 2005 (included Cyprus) and 2008.
- In February 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2003, KYKLOS competed in the Greek Folk Dance Festival and Competition held each year in California. Over two thousand performers participated in the competition from
throughout the United States and parts of Canada. KYKLOS was awarded:
- Best costume award in 1997.
- Fourth place in dance presentation in the Senior’s Division in 1997.
- The Founders Award in 1998.
- Third place in dance presentation in the Senior’s Division in 1999.
- In they year of 2005 the group organized and attended a Performing and Study Tour of Prague, Cyprus, and Greece. The group performed in
Prague, attended a workshop in Cyprus, and attended a Study Tour in Greece.
- In the year of 2008 the group took part in another performing and study tour of the Czech Rebublic and Greece. The group also travelled
to Florida and took part in the ephipahny festival. The group performed in Kozani, Mikrokastro, Prague, and
- In the summer of 2011, the group took part in another performing and study tour of the
Greece and Italy. The group performed in a fesitval in Drama.
- KYKLOS has organized many conferences and attended many workshops on the performing arts in the past 25 years. Dance instructors from all over the world, including: Canada, Greece, and the U.S, have been present at these workshops. Some of these instructors have included: Joe Graziosi, Kety Frangadakis, Paul Ginis, John Lulias, Bobby Moutselos, Dimitrios Tsotzis and many more!