Cynthia Anderson Memorial Scholarship Award recipients are chosen from the letters of recommendation submitted and scholarships are awarded to highly motivated individuals that demonstrate the drive to succeed, ambition and desire in their quest for a college education, and commitment to FDF and their community.
In 1991, the Folk Dance Festival Committee required that Costume Information forms be submitted a month prior to the Folk Dance Festival. These sheets describe important factors such as the costumes’ names, the region they originated from, how they were made, and the source of the information used in making the costumes.
As we honor the memory of Rev. MLK Jr. this month, we recall when Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America marched against racial segregation in Selma, Alabama in March of 1965. Archbishop Iakovos famously said that to fight for “the rights of mankind… there are times when we must risk everything.” In his article, Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew F. Estocin of the Orthodox Christian Network writes that Rev. King’s leadership of the civil rights movement was rooted in his Christian faith. His famous Letter from Birmingham Jail cites four timeless lessons.
We have an incredible amount of material from the past 40 years of the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival. The FDF Collections will be a monthly series featuring team pictures, costume photos and information, videos, and other various materials, here on the blog and on the Museum page. This month we’re showcasing FDF 1991.
Talented Greek photographer Angelos Tzortzinis was named TIME Magazine’s Best Wire Photographer of 2015. It’s an award that’s considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry. The 31-year-old photographer is known for his poignant series of images that captures native Greeks and their struggles in light of the recent crisis.