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“With three big scale works and a number of smaller projects, Aerites, is among the most emerging and budding dance companies of the younger generation. With a clear direction in dance that combines pure kinetic dance language and dance theatre’s expressiveness, it proposes a blend of dramaturgy that makes you want to get up and dance but at the same time stay and cry.”

Stavroula Papanikolaou, LIFO press, 28.3.2012.

 

“Era poVera is a performance that desires – and manages – to capture the rhythm that drives not only 21st century Athens but all the cities to their future.The result of this alignment gives dance another dimension: more contemporary, more ‘hip’, more attractive.”

Vicky Vassilatou, www.bookpress.gr, 27.03.2012

 

“Aerites Dance Company is a living cell of its time and location. As of always, dance was linked and has evolved in relation to the sociopolitical movements of its contemporaneity. In the same manner, the company deals creatively with its anxieties and concerns, illustrates and demonstrates through its art the notion of the street and the conditions that shape it; and questions the position and attitude of the individual, the unit, the mass and the group.”

Fotini Tsardouni, www.culturenow.gr, 29.03.2012

 

“I’ve been to the most magnificent demonstration in Athens. Aerites dance company choreographed the chaos of the capital in the best possible way through the work Era poVera. The talented dancers danced to the rhythm of the city showing everything that is happening right now in Athens, which also reflects the entire of Greece; its manner was more realistic than any fear-inducing TV reportage.”

Αsteropi Lazaridou, TO VIMA (daily newspaper)

 

“During this election period, with all the anger and disgust that one may experience, Era poVera provocatively shocks our senses; it is threatening, wild, sometimes cruel – as it emerges in an era where, according to police reports, two suicides occur each day (“K” magazine 05.04.12). And if we restrict ourselves to the “narrow” site of a voracious third world capital with its undefined boundaries, the filth and the stink of a ragged and burned Athens found in this work its ultimate reflection.”

Andreas Rikakis, KATHIMERINI (daily newspaper), 27.04.2012

 

“In this work the attention of Aerites Dance Company is focused on the rhythm of future Athens and of other cities like her as well. So, what the viewer finds interesting in this piece revolves around the different and subversive view of Aerites on how the body can express itself, move, react and eventually be released into the city.”

Κlearchos Papageorgiou, 03.04.2012, www.adartes107.gr/to-swma-mesa-sthn-polh/

 

“Patricia Apergi choreographed the eight members of her company as if they were young fighters on demonstration; or teenage gangs in collision; or street children on a tough dance or even an attack that generates tension and trouble; or just very young people with the typical hyper and aggression. And all this came out well, very well! Overall, a work that I would not hesitate to recommend to any discerning viewer of contemporary dance, and I would like to see it performed once more, perhaps approaching a less suspicious audience this time. However, the only words that fit are well done!”

Νick Diamantopoulos, www.wildthing.gr/topographicoceans.php?mykey=DV8

 

“Rare to find such an introspective mood, penetrating function and dramatic ability. Hearing the sobs of modern cities, ‘flourishing’ horror with black humor, finding a crack to accommodate even the love in this political elegy, Aerites bombard mercilessly the senses and emotions. In order to finally reach the symbolic collapse of any utopias.”

Eleni Petassi, www.clickatlife.gr, 03.04.2012

 

“It’s about a hard yet powerful work that arises from the city, reflects its image and our own state, but also the question of how to survive in this movable mud that surrounds us.”

Dimitra Triantafyllou, www.athensvoice.gr, 03.04.2012

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