The goat dance

Ο χορός των τράγων

Carnival is a wild time all over Greece, but nowhere is it more unbridled and authentic as it is on the island of Skyros. All its features --the figures which are half-human half-animal, the bizarre masks, the pantomimes, the parodies and the bawdy language-- identify the Carnival on Skyros with the ancient Dionysia. The documentary presents the dance of the goats or "elders", as well as a feast organized at the same time by the island's fishermen.

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Direction: Pantelis Voulgaris
Cinematography: Nikos Kavoukidis
Editing: Takis Davlopoulos
Production: Iridanos Film
Format: 35mm
Color: Colour
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1971
Duration: 28'
Awards/Distinctions: Awards: Grand Proze at the 1st Panhellenic Short Film Festival held by "Synchronos Kinimatografos" magazine.

Pantelis Voulgaris

He was born in Athens in 1940. He studied Film Direction at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in Athens and after his graduation, he worked as an assistant director on many films. His films have received numerous international awards. His film Little England was the official entry of Greece for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.


1966 Jimmy the Tiger (short)
1972 The Engagement of Anna
1973 The Great Love Songs (doc)
1976 Happy Day
1980 Eleftherios Venizelos
1981 Karolos Koun (doc)
1985 Stone Years
1987 Yannis Ritsos (doc)
1988 The Striker with the Number 9
1991 Quiet Days in August
1995 Acropol
1998 It's a Long Road
2004 Brides
2009 Soul Deep
2013 Little England
2017 The Last Note