Project Philippines: A 3-Day Intensive Dance Workshop

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Project Philippines: A 3-Day Intensive Dance Workshop

Project Philippines is a 3-day intensive dance workshop to be facilitated by Vangelis Legakis. Everyone is invited, movers and non-movers

Vangelis will be teaching an intensive Contact Improvisation and Flying Low fusing it with energy work from Chi Gong. Flying Low is a physical and technical dance style that uses the body weight and momentum to have a better connection with the floor. Through expansion and contraction we create a smooth and effortless connection with the floor and the group. He will teach exercises of lifting, weight distribution, free falling, balancing and counter-balancing, matching forces, sensing and feeling each other so as to find a unique communication within the self and the group. 

Vangelis has been exploring for many years body-mind-spirit connection through improvisation, diverse dance styles and experiential anatomy and also through martial arts and Kundalini Yoga. He will introduce coordination and contact improvisation methodologies to facilitate body awareness and articulation. Martial Arts principles and also breathing exercises will play a crucial role so as to embody movement, enhance consciousness and broaden perspective and possibilities whilst dancing. The focus and the blending of all this techniques and principles will be for performing and enhancing performance with a partner or as a group.

Vangelis Legakis graduated from Laban Center (London, UK) with BA in Dance theatre and MA in Choreography. He has been visiting the Forsythe Company regularly since 2004 with who he performed ‘Human Rights’ in 2006. He holds a diploma to teach, spread and develop Flying Low and Passing Through from the 50 days workshop in Costa Rica given by David Zambrano. His work is influenced by major dance artists, William Forsythe, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Gill Clarke, Rosemary Butcher, Rosalind Crisp. He is amalgamating his experience and knowledge from diverse dance artists including energy work so as to provide a holistic approach into dance pedagogue and performance.

 

Legakis is also a therapist having diplomas in complementary therapies from Morley Collge (London, UK) where he studied Reiki I, II, & Master’s levels, Reflexology, Neuro-skeletal Re-Alignment, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage and also holds diplomas in Structural Energy Awakening Therapy (Mike Tan), Divine Healing Therapy (Dr, Ahlmeirah Ariel Hallaire), Integrative Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, Thanatology (Rosemary Wallace) and Abdominal Massage (Felicity Lee). He has also studied Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gong for many years with great masters including Mantak Chia, Swami Vivekananda, Mahasattva Ananda Sarita and many others.

 

Within his work and educational workshops he incorporates principles and theories from visual arts, architecture, philosophy, psycholinguistics and neuroscience through which he has originated novel ways to approach dance practice and choreography as a human activity. He is the author of the Methodology of Transcendental Choreology that includes three mejor subcategories:

  • Consciousness Enhancing Faculties
  • Emotion Improvisation Methodologies
  • Applied Linguistic Variations

 

which all enhance creativity, performance, presence, perseption and consciousness.

 

He internationally teaches dance and interdisciplinary edifying workshops integrating the philosophy of Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Kundalini Yoga. His workshops reach beyond dance and choreography, they are workshops of human development by fusing dance, spirituality and healing practices.

 

Schedule:
April 6 (Sunday)

5pm-6:30 pm (Flying Low)
6:30-8:00 pm (Contact Improvisation)

April 7 (Monday)

10:00-12:00 pm (Flying Low)
12:00-1:00 pm (Break)
1:00-3:00 pm (Contact Improvisation)

April 8 (Tuesday)

 10:00-12:00 pm (Flying Low)
12:00-1:00 pm (Break)
1:00-3:00 pm (Contact Improvisation)

Rates:
Students: 2000 pesos
Professionals: 3000 pesos

Venue: 
36E, West Avenue, Myra Beltran Dance Forum Space, Quezon City 

For more information and slot reservation contact:
Joshua Serafin 
email: cerafinisjosh@nullgmail.com
mobile: 09274829208

 

 

 

Project Philippines: A 3-Day Intensive Dance Workshop






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