AboutConnecting People, Traditions & Generations
A Web of Culture
This website is designed to be an interactive cultural experience where people can explore and share photographs, audio, video and written presentations about their heritage. The goal is to create an electronic museum that will become a living history repository.
The idea for the website grew out of a multi-year project dedicated to preserving the history of a unique ministry of the Greek Orthodox Church in America: the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance and Choral Festival, founded in 1976. We plan to feature in-depth stories of other cultural experiences, based on user-generated materials and ideas.
This site is the first step in building a multi-cultural e-museum – its growth will depend on the collaborative efforts of people like you. Please contact us if you would like to get involved, and thank you for your interest.
We’re grateful to everyone who has been involved in the upcoming documentary production, helped build A Web of Culture, supported our new nonprofit organization, or simply offered encouragement. Please join the fun and get involved, if you haven’t already.
V. Rev. John S. Bakas
Joseph Kaloyanides Graziosi
Aegean Dancers (2015), St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Ionian Dancers (2016), St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Vicki Apostolou Kades
Eleni Constantine Manolelis
Mia Booras Papangellin
Rev. Thomas Paris
Irene Simvoulakis Peros
Louis “Troy” Preovolos
Peter E. Preovolos
Spiro G. Preovolos
Thanasi K. Preovolos
Anne Gani Sirota
Amy Stamison Kotsiomitis
Rev. Andrew Scordalakis
Marilyn Kromydas Yeatts
Bottom Line Marketing
Edouard V. Rosa Law Office
Jonothan Woodward Photography
Michael Brueggemeyer, Filmmaker
Parallel Interactive Communications, Inc.
Preovolos Lewin & Hezlep, ALC
Staylor-Made Communications, Inc.
Bradford Tennyson Photography
Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival Ministry
Kypseli Dance Center
The Peter E. Preovolos Family
San Diego Hellenic Cultural Society
Jozef & Louise Bilman
The Huffington Center, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Ramona-Julian Academy of Dance
Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Falls Church, VA
San Diego Folk Dance Center
Peter & Litsa Preovolos
Jerry Savin & Anne Gani Sirota
Jim & Dena Stamos
The Ames Gallery Berkeley, CA
The Craft & Folk Art Museum
The East European Folklife Center
Folk Arts Center of New England
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Greek Festivals USA 2015
Greek Heritage Society of Southern California
Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival
Greeks in Washington
Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum
Hellenic Cultural Society
The Intersection Folk Dance Center
Metropolis of Atlanta Hellenic Dance Festival
Metropolis of New Jersey Greek Folk Dance Festival
Mingei International Museum
Museum of the History of the Greek Costume
Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego
National Hellenic Museum
National Hellenic Society
Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
Politismos Museum of Greek History
San Diego Natural History Museum
Things to do in Tarpon Springs
World Arts and Cultures | Dance
Yiasou Festival 2015
One key aspect was that we did not want the concept or the organization to be co-opted by adults. We wanted it to remain a young-adult organized and run event.
It actually is like a second heartbeat for me. I teach the kids how to praise God's name through dance. I teach them regions, about ethnic backgrounds, what they're doing and what it means.
FDF was very instrumental in my career and in bringing out a talent that I didn't know I had, in finance, budgeting and cost control, which I'm still working in today.