The Ottawa Greek Community perform a flash mob in the Byward market to promote the 2011 Ottawa Greek Festival."Zorba's dance" and later called Sirtaki, has become a popular cliché of Greek dance.The film's music by Mikis Theodorakis, especially the main song, Zorbas, is well known in popular culture.Zorba the Greek (Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά) is a novel written by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1946. It is the tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba.We must both have been hungry because we constantly led the conversation round to food."What is your favorite dish, grandad?""All of them, my son. It's a great sin to say this is good and that is bad.""Why? Can't we make a choice?""No, of course we can't.""Why not?""Because there are people who are hungry." I was silent, ashamed. My heart had never been able to reach that height of nobility and compassion.