84 - Serra

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou

Listening to al assaa,watching fencing,
ancient, symbolic, full of significance.
Crumples and steps are fighting with serra
and pontian gazes ripping the air.
A movement or a scream and memory comes again,
a change or a turn and myth starts again.
Pitch black warriors from Romagna
with the rhythm of kelemedze hitting the history.

Al assaa: Pontian expression
kelemedze: Pontian Lyre
serra: is an Pyrrhic (war) Pontian dance,
The dance is described by Xenophon in the 4th century BC
and consists of 2 men fighting with knives in circle formation with a Lyre playing