A Space of Integration
Here at UNITY SPACE, we are driven by a single goal; to spread interdisciplinary practices integrating performing and visual arts with healing and spirituality for making the world a unique place for all. We create projects, festivals and residencies across the world inclusive to all people, cultures, professions and backgrounds.
Dance is our main medium upon which all other disciplines very well intertwine. We world-wide spread our experience and knowledge to advance the living standards in private and public sectors. UNITY SPACE was created to offer the right environment to the public to express, learn, co-create and find integration in their life and career through the arts, yoga and chi gong. Dance offers passion to live, to co-create, to express, to heal and to enjoy life in a community space. Yoga and Chi Gong offer a fine-tuned introspection for self development and healing.
We internationally synergise having as a main goal teamwork and open-mindedness to find new avenues to integrate art in the lives of all people. We build productive relationships with all our collaborators and make a positive impact to the world with all of our activities.
Unity Space is a space of integration where we unite people and cultures within a collective spirit.
Vangelis Legakis having an in depth personal experience and long term studies in many disciplines and modalities of art, healing and spirituality, initiated the organisation Unity Space.
He wishes to facilitate and provide a space of integration, a space of unity of all disciplines and modalities for a main purpose:
and together evolve as human kind.
Vangelis Legakis is a producer, choreographer, dance artist and therapist. He is specialising in integrating the philosophies of yoga and chi gong within dance for self-development, relationship equilibrium and community harmony. He is dedicating his career to offer his knowledge and experience to assist in the growth and education of young artists, professionals and the public.
Legakis graduated in 2006 from Laban Center (London, UK) with BA in Dance Theatre and in 2007 with an MA in Choreography. In 2008 he established The Van-L Dance Company in London, UK with which he has been creating numerous productions across the world. In 2010 he was awarded the Marion North Mentoring Scheme in which he researched on dance improvisation and interdisciplinary studies under the mentorship of Gill Clarke. At the same year he was a semi-finalist at the Place Prize in London, UK, as well as he received a diploma to teach, spread and develop Flying Low and Passing Through from the 50 days workshop in Costa Rica given by David Zambrano. Since 2004, he has been visiting the Forsythe Company with who he performed ‘Human Rights’ in 2006. By researching alongside the Forsythe Company he gained a profound experience in composition, movement coordination and choreography that he is teaching integrating nowadays the philosophies of yoga and chi gong.
His work is influenced by well established dance artists and choreographers; William Forsythe, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Gill Clarke, Rosemary Butcher, Rosalind Crisp amongst others. 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.
A pivotal point in his career was the Masters in Buddhist Studies at The University of Hong Kong where he graduated from in 2015. Alongside with his research on philosophy and neuroscience, Buddhist Studies integrated his research even more; and more specifically on the use of the mind and its interconnectedness with perception, consciousness, emotions, the body and reality. This is when he established his teaching philosophy entitled Embodied Unity; an integration of Dance, Yoga and Chi Gong. At the same year in Hong Kong, he brought into being the organisation Unity Space focusing on the support, implementation and sustainability of arts and healing projects and events across the world.
Because of what Hong Kong has offered to him in terms of growth, in 2016, he initiated the festival HKICF and residency HKICAROS to support the local dance communities by collaborating with artists from abroad.
HEALING & THERAPY
Legakis is a therapist internationally teaching and offering therapies across the globe.
He studied at Morley Collge (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.
YOGA & CHI GONG
He has been studying, practicing and teaching Chi Gong and Kundalini Yoga for many years which has enhanced and broaden his knowledge and experience on energy work and how to efficiently use it.
He is now an instructor of Chi Gong credited by Grand Master Mantak Chia at Tao Garden. He has studied Kundalini Yoga with Karta Singh from who he gained deep knowledge of the energies of kundalini; how to awaken, channel and flow this blissful energy into the body and harmonise body and mind. Vangelis also holds a teachers training certification on Hatha Yoga by Arhanta Yoga in India where he deepen his knowledge on Hatha yoga and the lineage of Swami Sivananda.
Vangelis Legakis is warmly inviting you to study, work or collaborate in the future projects, productions and festivals. We are always open to receive your suggestions and create a fruitful cooperation, partnership or exchange.
UNITY SPACE INVITES YOU
Together to Make a Difference Today
UNITY SPACE is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make.
Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change through the arts.
ADVOCACY | Helping The Community
EDUCATION | One Step at a Time
SELF-DEVELOPMENT | Reinforcing our Commitment
RELATIONSHIP & GROUP WORK | From the Individual to the Community
INVEST & SUPPORT
We offer great services in many corners of the world, in many cultures, countries and cities. We are open for and welcome any invitations to teach and share our experience, knowledge and skills to assist you and any individual or organisation in your visions on education, including for personal and community growth.
Take a look at the programs in which you could directly assist our organisation's mission and you can also directly contact us with your own enquiries and ideas as well.
We are here to serve, to learn and together evolve.
SUPPORTING EVENTS | Doing What’s Needed
EDUCATION & OUTREACH | Being in Service
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | Making a Difference
DONATE AND INVEST | Co-Create with Us