30 April - 19 May 2019

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

  • Planites

    Photo credit: Andreas Endermann

Greece | Irish Premiere

Planites
(Patricia Apergi / Aerites Dance Company)

Dublin Dance Festival opens with an intensely physical piece for five dancers by Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi. Apergi’s Planites are the migrants who, like planets, are forever on the move. They are the people who travel, whether by choice or by force. They navigate the city streets, bringing with them their stories, experiences and hopes.

While creating Planites, Apergi soaked up flamenco in Barcelona, traditional step dance in Dublin, and Arabic and African moves in France. The result is a blend of these diverse traditions and her own choreography, which is influenced by hip-hop, street culture and actions related to protest. An Irish premiere, Planites is a high-energy mix of dynamic movement and sharp humour.

Choreographer: Patricia Apergi.
Performers / Creative Contributors: Ilias Chatzigeorgiou, Nontas Damopoulos, Andreas Labner, Giorgos Deligiannis Sioras, Dimokritos Sifakis.

Samuel Beckett Theatre

  • Dates
    Tue 17, Wed 18, Thu 19 May
  • Times
    7.30pm
  • Duration
    60 mins (no interval)
  • Cost
    €25 full price / €20 conc.
  • Post Show Talk:
    Wed 18 May by Dylan Tighe

"Loose-limbed precision, edgy energy and punchy accents… an assured, original piece of work." - Time Out

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