Vangelis Legakis (GR/UK/HK/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.
Contact Beyond Contact
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC) is a dance and healing practice created by Vangelis Legakis, which is to discover your true inner voice, to create honest and genuine connections with other people, and find a clear enlightened purpose in life.
CBC is a practice that integrates Authentic Movement (AM), Contact Improvisation (CI) and Passing Through (PT) with other profound practices such as qigong, yoga, healing modalities, principles of behaviourism and energy work, mindfulness, leadership skills, proprioceptive and exteroceptive senses, somatics and the philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism. All of these practices are woven together to create a holistic integration of the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit.
CBC creates a safe space for each individual, one where you are able to express, trust and transform by honouring your personal boundaries and the boundaries of others.
The practice focuses on all our bodies, what in Greek is called Soma – the integration of Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. It is important to acquire an understanding of all the bodies to be capable of interpreting intentions, perceptions and insights, and acting through wisdom and love.
More about CBC: www.education.unityspace.org
DATE: 23rd May 2020
TIME: 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-18:00
INVESTMENT: 700HKD (Full Day)