Minoan Dance Theatre Performance "Minoan Feast of Wine Harvest"
After the beverage, guests watch the dance theatre performance “Minoan Feast of Wine Harvest”. A group of women and men represnt the Minoan procession to the "Minoan Feast of Wine Harvest".
Next performance is “Minoan Feast of Wine Harvest”.
The set is the façade of a house in the Cretan countryside and in a scenery of olive and vine trees. The performance is accompanied by the sounds of the Minoan musical instruments: guitars, flutes, sistron and drums. Groups of women and men arrive from the fields carrying baskets and trays with grapes and fruit. The men empty the baskets in the crusher. The women place the trays on the sills and enter the house. On their way back, they carry water for the men to wash their hands and treat them a glass of wine, while one of the men steps rhythmically on the grapes.
The men sing a hymn in honor of Kouros Zeus and dance to a dance for male dancers. Naked young men bearing shields chant the hymn. They imitate the Kourites, the kind young daemons who protected and brought the holy baby up. It is an invocation for the annual return of the young god for him to bless harvests and flocks.
Then, the women dance a light dance for female dancers. The sun sets. The dancing women farewell the day and dance a ceremonial bacchic dance.