Research | Practise | Dance
2014 – ….
Under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture 2017
“apo” = from
“geo” = earth
apogeos = from-the-earth
Apogeos is a dance that is being built while danced. People that commune this language are also defining and forming it at that particular moment and at that specific place. Apogeos attempts to be a dance beyond motifs and shapes but rather a path for the creation of a dance “state” and “society” (from socius = companion). Dance has the power to create communication and societies.
The research is exploring the dancer’s kinesiology and those intangible characteristics that transform kinetic actions into dance acts, as the uniqueness of each dancer and the interaction with the surrounding space and others, during the process of synthesis . The research led to the creation of the homonymous dance practice, a method for improvisation, dance teaching and choreography.
When applied to choreography Apogeos aims to create “dance societies”. Society (from socius) as a group co-creation, through the opening of instant choice making inside a frame of patterns, motifs and space structures.
Examples of practice tools:
Fill – empty
Push – let go
Performances (based on the research)
Apogeos – a variation 2019
Estefanía Solórzano’s Thesis based on Apogeos| International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage | Choreomundus – Program Choreomundus is supported by four internationally recognized Universities: University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA, coordinator), Clermont-Ferrand, France; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway; University of Szeged (SZTE), Hungary; University of Roehampton, London (URL), United Kingdom, June 2019
Apogeos Research is supported by
Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Reon non-profit artistic company
Professional Dance Schools of Athens & Ioannina
Scholars, artists, academics
BIRCA – Bækkelund International Residency Center for Artists – Island Connect Residency Program, Denmark
DeVIR/CAPa- Centro de Artes Performativas do Algavre, Portugal –
TRY! Residencies, Tipperary Dance Platform, Ireland
Baobab Art Center, Ioannina, February
December 2015 – June 2016
Duncan Dance Research Center Athens