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Planites

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2014 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Apergi, Patricia (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

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Planites

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2014 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Apergi, Patricia (Greece)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Planites

The latest work of Aerites takes off where d.opa! and Era poVera ended. It maintains the spirit of navigating the urban labyrinth. The collective mind and body of the city is the raw material which the team draws upon. This time these elements are reevaluated so that the concepts of the streets and wandering (dérive) include the foreigner, the immigrant, the person who travels whether by choice or by force.

We speak then of the path which is chosen and on which civilizations are mixed and created through their mediators, the people.

For the Planites project the complexion of the streets changes. They become a place of wandering and search for a better tomorrow, the melting pot of the foreign and the separate, the embodiment and incorporation of force and exile.

Anti-epilogue:
I am borrowing your history in order to erase the frontiers of the accomplished civilizations, and to raise my voice through radical actions that hold me responsible of the decision to travel. I drag my wants along with my severed rights, in order to coexist with those favoured nations who support my freedom; up until they encounter me. I collected all my "tomorrows" together with my children and my work, and piled them onto the limitless paradise you advertised. And you were alarmed because I asked to share an opportunity.

I have chosen to wander in the world of deficiency and of discrimination in order to claim a small share of compensation from the lottery drawn by my own cursed nation. No matter. I fit. I fit into your laws, I layed out my dreams onto your streets, I set up my household in your conscience and I shared your history in order to tell the fairytale in the mother tongue tomorrow.

And they lived happily ever after.

Updating: March 2015

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

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

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

Planites

Choreography : Patricia Apergi

Interpretation : Ilias Chatzigeorgiou, Nontas Damopoulos, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Konstantinos Rizos, Dimokritos Sifakis

Duration : 73 minutes

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