The company was established in April 2006 by Patricia Apergi.

 

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.

 

That is why, the group collaborates with artists and theoreticians from various art fields, in order to create a movement vocabulary that belongs to the contemporary realities, comments the present, and speaks for the needs and the challenges of the contemporary citizens of this world.

 

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 toured its works extensively including presentations in: Fondazione Feltrinelli (Milano); Fondazione Nazionale della Danza (Reggio Emilia); Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus; Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen); Kurtheater Baden; Le Toboggan (Lyon); Grec Festival (Barcelona); KLAP maison pour la danse (Marseille); Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Palestine); ARC for Dance Festival (Athens); Zucker Theater Spektakel (Zurich); Dublin Dance Festival; Hellerau (Dresden); Chateauvallon (Toulon); Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania); Interplay Festival (Turin); GUIdance Festival (Guimaraes); CND (Paris); Euroscene (Leipzig); Biennale de la danse (Lyon); European Dance Festival (Limassol); Salmon Festival (Barcelona); Modul Dance Festival (Dresden); Modul Dance Conference (Düsseldorf); Les Hivernales (Avignon); Kalamata Dance Festival; Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki); Albania Dance Meeting (Durrës ); Aerowaves Spring Forward (Ljubljana); Mouson (Frankfurt); Resolution | The Place (London); City to City Cabaret (Zagreb); 8th Athens International Dance Festival (Technopolis); 4th Contemporary Dance Platform (Athens Concert Hall); 14th Biennial of Young Artists (Macedonian Opera & Ballet); Ohrid Summer Festival; Contemporary Dance Festival (Cairo); Alexandria Opera House; Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), etc.

Patricia Apergi

Was born in Athens. She completed her education in the disciplines of dance, theatre and choreography at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Theatre Studies), the Niki Kotaxaki Dance School, the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis and the Middlesex University London.

 

Ιn April 2006, she found the Aerites Dance Company, with which she has choreographed the pieces: Hero (2020), Polittes (Citizens Defeated) (2018), Cementary (2017), TANZheimer (2014), Planites (2013), Era poVera (2012), The Manifest of the Other (2010), d.opa! (dopamines of post-Athenians) (2009), Ferry Tales (2009), Apolost (2008) and Anorexia Socialis (2007).

 

Her works have toured in various dance festivals and venues around the world.
She has choreographed theatrical plays and operas in collaboration with distinguished Greek and foreign artists.

 

She was selected as modul-dance artist of the European network EDΝ for the period 2013–2014, and as an associate artist at Maison de la danse (Lyon) for the period 2016–2017.

 

In 2017, she was invited as a guest choreographer to the dance company EgriBiancoDanza (Turin), where she choreographed the piece Prometheus and the Rebels of Today.

 

In 2018, she choreographed the installation Τhe Primary Fact of visual artist Hikaru Fujii in the context of the 5th Fast Forward Festival of Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and the piece Polittes (citizens defeated, revisited) at the Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus with 90 students of dance and theatre from all over the world, in the context of Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

 

In 2019, she was invited as a guest choreographer to the Aterballetto company in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she created a piece for 30 dance students in the frame of the Agora project.

 

In 2021, she choreographed the piece National Adulthood for the Greek National Ballet.

 

Since 2019, she is part of the Board of Directors at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

 

She is a co-writer of the book History of Theatre and Theatrical Education (Greek Ministry of Education, Educational Centers for Adults, 2007) and a member of the International Festival of Emerging Artists (London, 2008).

 

She is the Director of Cultural Events and teaches dance and theatre at the Leonteios School in Athens. She has been teaching choreography at the professional dance school Anna Petrova – Maro Marmarinou for the years 2016-2020. She has also taught improvisation and choreography workshops at the Dance Cultural Centre in the context of ARC for Dance Festival, and the dance program for 65+ at the Onassis Cultural Centre (2013-2020).

 

She has given lectures on choreography in various universities in Greece and abroad.

 

In 2021, she establishes the 1st Academy of Choreography in Greece, in collaboration with 2023 Elevsis European Capital of Culture, in the frame of the wider artistic vision of Aerites, titled U(R)TOPIAS.