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.

 

Ιn April 2006 she found the Aerites dance company, with which she has choreographed the pieces: 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). She has toured the pieces with Aerites dance company in various dance festivals around the world and has received 1 Ermis award (2008) and 3 EBGE awards (2009, 2007).

 

She has choreographed theatrical plays and operas (Κaterina Evangelatos, Yiannis Houvardas, T. Papakonstantinou, Τ. Kakoudaki, Α. Chilakis, 4frontal et al.). In 2015, she choreographed the opera The Tales of Hoffmann for the Opera of Perm (Russia), directed by Katerina Evangelatos under the musical direction of Teodor Currentzis. In 2017, she was invited as a guest choreographer to the dance company EgriBiancoDanza (Turin), where she choreographed 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 the 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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).

The company was established by Patricia Apergi in April 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.

 

With the work d.ΟPΑ! (dopamines of post-Athenians), Aerites were chosen by the Greek General Secretariat for Youth to represent Greece at the 14th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (Skopjie, 2009). d.OPA came in 1st and was selected to take part in the 4th Platform for Contemporary Dance at the prestigious Athens Concert Hall (2010). In 2010, Aerites Dance Company was also selected among the top ten “priority” dance companies of Aerowaves in London.

 

The company has toured its works extensively including presentations at: Fondazione Feltrinelli (Milano); Fondazione Nazionale della Danza (Reggio Emilia); Epidaurus Lyceum; Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen); Kurtheater Baden; Le Toboggan (Lyon); Grec Festival (Barcelona); KLAP maison pour la dance (Marseille); Ramallah international Dance Festival (Palestine); ARC for Dance Festival (Athens); Zucker Theater Spectakel (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; Ohrid Summer Festival; Contemporary Dance Festival (Cairo); and Alexandria Opera House.