On Sunday during the rugby match of Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park, fans were entertained by traditional Greek folk-dancing!
The performance took place during a break between rounds, and members of the Manasis dance a group from the Manasis School gave the spectators a surprise – a live show dancing the most popular Greek dance “Zorba”.
The surprise performance delighted the crowd of thousands as they shouted “opa” as the dancers performed in traditional costumes.
The National Rugby League (NRL) has put forth the annual initiative known as the “Multicultural Round”, where performances take place by the various cultures throughout communities around Australia.
Before the dancing performance at the rugby match at Gosch’s Paddock, members of the Manasis School dressed in their traditional costumes and dancers performed some of the most recognized traditional dances in Northern Greece for passer-bys.
Melbourne Storm also put on a great show for their local crowd of rugby fans and beat the Brisbane Broncos 32-16.
“While all the cultural organizations and participants gave their best, I’d like to believe that MANASIS and their Zorba gave the Storm the energy they needed for the win!,” said the director of the school, Dimosthenis Manasis after the game.