Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou
Listening to al assaa,watching fencing,
ancient, symbolic, full of significance.
Crumples and steps are fighting with serra
and pontian gazes ripping the air.
A movement or a scream and memory comes again,
a change or a turn and myth starts again.
Pitch black warriors from Romagna
with the rhythm of kelemedze hitting the history.
Al assaa: Pontian expression
kelemedze: Pontian Lyre
serra: is an Pyrrhic (war) Pontian dance,
The dance is described by Xenophon in the 4th century BC
and consists of 2 men fighting with knives in circle formation with a Lyre playing