Vangelis Legakis 梵天與
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 internationally (Many countries in Europe, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, India, Thailand, China – Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Philippines and Malaysia) teaches interdisciplinary edifying workshops; 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.
He is the organiser of the International Interdisciplinary NO BORDERS project that takes place each year during December in a different country and city. Also organises the Dance and Martial Arts Festival in Lijiang – China, Dance and Being Arts Project in Melbourne – Australia, Dance and Nature project in Tenerife – Spain. He also organises the Hong Kong International Collective Artists in Residency for Opportunities and Sustainability – HKICAROS and Hong Kong International Choreography Festival – HKICF, and Unity Space AIR – Artists in Residency Melbourne. His workshops, festivals and projects reach beyond dance and choreography, they are workshops of human development by fusing dance, spirituality and healing practices.