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Sousta is the name of a folk dance in Cyprus and Crete which is danced in Greece and generally in the Balkans. The music is generally played with a lyre , laouto, and mandolin .

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Sousta (Greek: σούστα) is the name of a folk dance in Cyprus and Crete which is danced in Greece and generally in the Balkans. The music is generally played with a lyre (Cretan and Pontian) (or violin), laouto, and mandolin (or askomandoura).

There are elements of eroticism and courtship acted out in the dance, which is usually performed by pairs of men and women dancing opposite. Another form is where all the dancers in a row follow the first dancer who moves in complex patterns. Almost every island of Aegean has a sousta dance.

The origins of sousta come from the ancient pyrrhichios, a martial dance of Greece.

ΝΙΚΟΣ ΖΩΙΔΑΚΗΣ - ΣΟΥΣΤΑ

ΝΙΚΟΣ ΖΩΙΔΑΚΗΣ - ΣΟΥΣΤΑ.

SOUSTA

TRADITIONAL GREEK DANCING DANCED BY THE KIRIA MARY VASILIOU STUDENTS OF SOUTH SOUTH AFRICA.

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Sousta Greek Dance Oakmont Verona Greek Food Festival Jun 2015

Sousta Greek Dance at the Oakmont Verona Food Festival.

Σούστα Ρόδου, Sousta of Rhodes

Ροδίτικη σούστα από το Λύκειο Ελληνίδων Ρόδου "Εργάνη Αθηνά"

Μιχάλης Καλλέργης Σούστα (μέρος 2ο)

Απόσπασμα από την εκπομπή του Σπύρου Παπαδόπουλου "Στην Υγειά μας"