concept and choreography Patricia Apergi
music and composition Vasilis Mantzoukis
lighting design Nikos Vlasopoulos
set design Adreas Ragnar Kasapis
assistant for the set Konstantinos Michalakeas
dramaturgy consultant Roberto Fratini
costumes Ilias Chatzigeorgiou, Patricia Apergi
choreographer’s assistants Dimitra Mitropoulou, Chara Kotsali
technics Andrian Fluture
perfomers and creative contributors Ilias Chatzigeorgiou, Andreas Labner, Nondas Damopoulos, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Dimokritos Sifakis
creative contributors Maro Marmarinou, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Margarita Trikka, Martha Passakopoulou, Androniki Marathaki, Nadi Gogoulou
production Aerites Dance Company
This work of Aerites 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. Nowadays as the old urban centers undergo rapid changes due to gentrification, creation of ghettos and reclaiming of unused areas, new interpretations and practices are formed in the field of culture.
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. Planites are people of the world. They travel and carry with them stories and experiences from the past in order to adapt to a foreign way of life without losing their own identity. They are the contemporary immigrants; they are the citizens of the world.
A performance coproducted thanks to the residencies: Maison de la Danse – Lyon, Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste – Dresden, Mercat de les Flors – Barcelona, Graner – Barcelona, Tanzhaus NRW – Düsseldorf, DanceIreland – Dublin, Duncan Dance Research Center – Athens; supported by modul-dance and the Culture Programme of the EU and Centre Chorégraphique National Rillieux-la-Pape.
in the framework of MEDIA DANCE
shows, debates with artists, “alternation school-job” projects
Media Dance aims to combine the experience of theatrical vision with a course of study (pre- and post-show) addressed to students, accompanied by meetings with experts, debates, workshops which trespass in other artistic languages. The project was designed as a tool useful for teachers to deal with contemporary issues, experienced in everyday life: from the relationship with the otherness to the acceptance of diversity, from tolerance to the relationship with body.