Greece | Irish Premiere
(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.