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D.opa! [Dopamines of post-Athenians]

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Choreographer(s) : Apergi, Patricia (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Video producer : Aerites Dance company

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D.opa! [Dopamines of post-Athenians]

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Choreographer(s) : Apergi, Patricia (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Video producer : Aerites Dance company

en fr

D.opa! [Dopamines of post-Athenians]

A praise for Greece. 
How many 'Opa!' do we need to whisper until we get up?
 How much should we dope ourselves until we feel nationally proud?
How much history should we read until we smile?
 After how many generations does the blood (holy and sacred) turn into water?
 Does the dance of the post Athenians end in clubbing Trance or in the Cretan maleviziotis?
 Are we interested in the past so that we can live the present?
 Whose children are we?
Aerites Dance Company presents its production d.opa ,which holds our Greek 'national dancing' identity as its central theme.
As we deal with contemporary dance, we want to run back to our dance traditions, so as to enrich our kinetic vocabulary and search why street dance may remind us of the Cretan pentozalis and what that means for us.
Does our kinetic language obey to a genetic code influenced by our history? Is there a dance DNA? And if so, where and in which ways is it translated?
Besides, the performance aims to examine what is left from the past, what is mixed with the present reality, how the complex Greek-European identity is created, how is our daily life outlined, how all these function as vivid memory carriers, and finally, can all this be physically danced?

Source : Aerites website


More information : www.aerites.com

Apergi, Patricia

Patricia Apergi was born in Athens. She completed her education in the branches of dance, theatre and choreography at the Kapodistrian University in Athens (philosophical school), the Niki Kotaxaki dance school, the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis and the Middlesex University in London. Patricia Apergi has taken part in numerous workshops for dance and theatre and was she has worked as a freelance choreographer for various theatres in Greece.

In 2010 she was invited for the accumulations residency program at Tanzquartier Wien, where she co-choreographed together with Willy Prager, Alexander Andriyashkin, An Kaller and Raimonda Gudaviccute the piece Donated Nations.

She is Director of Cultural Events and teaches dance and theatre at the Leonteios School of Patissia, Athens. She also teached improvisation-repertoire for the BA dance performance at the A.M.C (Athens Metropolitan College) of the Rohampton University. She is a co-writer of the book History of theatre and theatrical education (Ministry of Education, Educational Centers for Adults, 2007) and she is a member of the international centre of emerging artists (IFEA, 2008) of London.

Her company Aerites is based in Athens and was formed in 2006.

The art of dance, in the case of Aerites, is not only about "morphology", type of "movement" or "means of expression". The group focuses on experimenting and producing performances based on theoretical, dramaturgic and movement research. The aim of Aerites Dance Company is to create artistic actions as a result of the synergy between dance, performing arts, poetry, theatrical practice and new technology. The company has been awarded with the Ermis prize (2008) and with 3 Evge prices (2009, 2007).

With the work d.ΟPΑ! (dopamines of post-Athenians), Aerites were chosen by the General Administration for New Generations to represent Greece at the 14th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (City of Skopjie 3th-12th September 2009). d.OPA went on to come in 1st place, judged by a panel of industry professionals inclusive of creative directors from important international festivals, in order to take part in the 8th Platform for Contemporary Dance at the prestigious Megaro Moussikis in Athens, June 2010. Finally, in October 2010, Aerites Dance Company was selected to be in the ten finalist companies for Aerowaves festival in London. Since then they have toured the work in various international festivals.


Source : modul-dance website

Aerites Dance Company

The art of dance, in the case of Aerites, is not only about "morphology", type of "movement" or "means of expression". The group focuses on experimenting and producing performances based on theoretical, dramaturgic and movement research. The aim of Aerites Dance Company is to create artistic actions as a result of the synergy between dance, performing arts, poetry, theatrical practice and new technology.

The company has been awarded with the Ermis prize (2008) and with 3 Evge prices (2009, 2007). With the work "d.ΟPΑ! (dopamines of post-Athenians)", Aerites were chosen by the General Administration for New Generations to represent Greece at the 14th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (City of Skopjie 3th-12th September 2009). "d.OPA!" went on to come in 1st place, judged by a panel of industry professionals inclusive of creative directors from important international festivals, in order to take part in the 8th Platform for Contemporary Dance at the prestigious Megaro Moussikis in Athens, June 2010. Finally, in October 2010, Aerites Dance Company was selected to be in the ten finalist companies for Aerowaves festival in London. Since then they have toured the work in various international festivals.


Source : Arites website


More information : www.aerites.com

D.opa! [Dopamines of post-Athenians]

Choreography : Patricia Apergi

Choreography assistance : Dimitra Mitropoulou

Interpretation : Elias Chatzigeorgiou, Nontas Damopoulos, Chara Kotsali, Maro Marmarinou, Dimokritos Sifakis.

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Georgina Kakoudaki

Original music : Dimosthenis Grivas


Lights : Nikos Vlasopoulos

Costumes : Konstantinos Zamanis

Other collaborations : Kallina Kyratsouli (matériel promotionnel)

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