The hasaposérvikos or sérvikos is a quick, easy dance (six slops in a 2/4 rhythm) which provides the dancers with ample opportunities to display their skill. The dancers hold onto each other’s shoulders. Its name hints at its history, as it is believed to be an extended, fast version of the polítiko (Constantinopolitan) hasápiko or hasapiá, influenced by the musical traditions of other peoples from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Older generations of musicians called sérviko the kazátska (Cossack dance). Like the traditional hasápikos, the hasaposérvikos owes its current form and popularity throughout Greece to its inclusion in the rebétiko repertoire.
Miranda Terzopoulou (2018)
Studio recording, 1979.