Pharos, The Canadian-Hellenic Cultural Society presents lectures on all aspects of Greek culture from ancient history, literature and archaeology to modern traditions including dance and music. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the last Monday of October-November and January-April in the Upper Hall of the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Everyone is welcome: admission is by annual membership ($20 per person) or drop-in fee of $5.00 at the door.
MARCH and APRIL PRESENTATIONS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Jewelery in the Byzantine World: A New Reading
Dr. Georgios Makris, UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory Monday March 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm Cancelled
Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC
In their conscious effort to communicate their complex identity, social status, and cultural values, the inhabitants of the Byzantine empire often buried their dead with a wide variety of dress accessories. By bringing together jewelry found in excavations in Greece and Turkey and artefacts from museum collections around the world, Dr. Makris will investigate the pervasive significance of jewels in Byzantium from the tenth through the twelfth centuries CE.
Traditional Greek Folk Dances of Thrace, Epirus, and Pontos
Dimitrios Kontogiannis with
Diaspora, Tharros, and Zefyros Dance Ensembles
Monday April 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm Cancelled
Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre
4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC
In celebration of 40 years of Pharos' contributions to Greek culture in Vancouver, dance groups from the Greek communities of the Lower Mainland (Hellenic Centre, East Vancouver, & Surrey) will present a programme of dances from three different regions of Greece: Thrace, Epirus, and Pontos. This variety of dances provides a glimpse into the rich diversity of Greek cultural traditions continuing today.