The latest show from Aerites, one of the key emerging companies at the present time, keeps alive the spirit of roaming the urban labyrinth. The collective mind and body of the city provides the raw materials for the company’s work. Here, these elements have been re-evaluated so that the concept of wandering aimlessly in the streets (drifting) also applies to strangers, immigrants, people who travel for pleasure or because they have no other choice. This is a very physical dance, full of emotion.
Born in Athens, the director of the company, Patricia Apergi, aims to explore the integration of contemporary dance and other types of dance, body languages, movement and music that have emerged from the interplay of ingredients generated by different civilizations. Her pieces are now being performed at festivals all over Europe.
Choreography Patricia Apergi
Music composition Vasilis Mantzoukis
Performers, creative collaborators Ilias Chatzigeorgiou, Nontas Damopoulos, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Konstantinos Rizos, Dimokritos Sifakis
Co-production and residencies Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), HELLERAU-Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf), Dance Ireland (Dublin), Duncan Dance Research Centre (Athens)
Supported by modul-dance and the EU Culture Programme and Centre Chorégraphique National Rillieux-la-Pape, Mercat de les Flors, GRANER Fàbrica de Creació
Created in the framework of the European project modul-dance, supported by the EU Culture Programme.