Vangelis Legakis HK/UK/AUS
Vangelis Legakis graduated from Laban Center (London, UK) with BA in Dance theatre and MA in Choreography and holds a Masters in Buddhist Studies from Hong Kong University. He is dedicating his career to offer his knowledge and experience to assist in the growth and education of young artists as well as professionals.
He has been visiting the Forsythe Company regularly since 2004 to research on composition, choreography and coordination and he also performed ‘Human Rights’ in 2006 with the company. He received profound education 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 famous 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 (Chi Gong and Yoga) so as to provide a holistic approach into dance pedagogue and performance.
Legakis is a therapist internationally teaching and offering therapies. He studied at Morley College (London, UK) Reiki I, II, & Master’s levels, Reflexology, Neuro-skeletal Re-Alignment, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage and he furthered his studies in Structural Energy Awakening Therapy – Thai Massage (Mike Tan), Divine Healing Therapy (Dr. Ahlmeirah Ariel Hallaire), Integrative Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, Thanatology (Rosemary Wallace), Abdominal Massage (Felicity Joy) and Tsi Nei Tsang (Khun Ni). He has also studied Kundalini Yoga and Chi Gong for many years with great masters including Mantak Chia, Tew Bunnag, Swami Vivekananda, Mahasattva Ananda Sarita, Marika Bolsfeldt and many others.
He is internationally teaching across the world including: Turkey, Argentia, Chile, India, Thailand, China – Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Philippines and Malaysia. His work is interdisciplinary and integrative with: Flying Low & Passing Through, Forsythe Improvisation Technologies, Release, Contact Improvisation integrating the philosophies of Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Kundalini Yoga and healing modalities. He has been teaching at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong University (DMT), University of Santiago of Chile, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Istanbul University, Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei University, Beijing Dance LDTX, City Contemporary Dance Company and many other art spaces and companies.
MORNING COMPANY CLASS: GLIDING SPACE
DATE: 28 MAY – 28 JUNE 10:00 – 11:30
(Except SAT&SUN, 6/13/20 JUNE)
VENUE: CCDC Dance Centre
FEE: 100 HKD per class or 1700 HKD for 20 classes.
Gliding Space is an integration of Release, Flying Low, Experiential Anatomy, Forsythe Improvisation Technologies and Chi Gong energy work. Vangelis after many years of research and development is introducing his new dance methodology and style to proffer a powerful movement language.
MASTER WORKSHOP: CONTACT BEYOND CONTACT
DATE: 23/6/2019 3:00 – 6:00pm
VENUE: Red Shoe Dance Company (22/F, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen)
FEE: 450 (Full Price)
Students & Artists Discount: 300 HKD
*20% Discount if you book more than 2 workshops*
CBC is a movement practice that integrates Contact Improvisation (CI), Passing Through (PT), Authentic Movement (AM) with profound practices and philosophies such as chi gong, yoga, healing modalities, principles of behaviourism, mindfulness, leadership skills, Buddhism and Taoism and all human senses for a holistic integration of the body, mind, heart and spirit.
Vangelis draws a vast experience on Improvisation and choreography integrating Chi Gong, five elements and the meridians to offer an in depth feeling to express from within. The workshop will include flying low and passing through philosophies, contact improvisation, Forsythe improvisation methodologies, and tools for group choreography.
THE VAN-L DANCE COMPANY
Choreographed by Vangelis Legakis
Perfromed by Christina Chan (SG) & Ling Tse (HK)
VENUE: 5F Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
This piece expresses the passions and feelings we pass through until we feel united. We are usually fighting for a cause, sometimes we fight alone and other times we fight together. What if the cause to fight for is within oneself? What is the fight one needs to take with oneself for being able to transcend? “May BE” represents moments in life when we are insecure, frightened and desperate. It also represents moments in life when we are in love, empowered and united.