Tenerife, SPAIN
19 – 31 August 2019

Every August in Tenerife, SPAIN


This project is an initiative to practice dance in nature to be inspired and unearth new creative processes in dance and performance.

The Dance and Nature Project is modelled particularly for transfusing the essence of dance into the essence of nature and the essence of nature into the essence of dance.

The human being is integrally connected with nature however nowadays we have managed to disconnect from the power and the beauty that nature can offer us. Living in hectic busy metropolis has alienated us from the vital energy mother Earth open-heartedly and unconditionally offers. Now we are living in a time where we should make an effort to re-connect back to nature in this beautiful world. Elements refer to the wood, fire, earth, metal and water that encircle us wherever we go, however we rarely pay attention to relate and communicate.

The artistic director Vangelis Legakis has been teaching and spreading inter-disciplinary practices around the globe fusing dance with energy work and healing modalities for a holistic practice. Dance is the life and the spur of all other practices to learn and understand our inner and outer environments, to communicate in better ways and coexist in harmonious ways within a balanced body, mind and spirit eco-systems as well as with nature itself. His work, educational workshops and projects reach beyond art healing and energy work; they are workshops and projects for human evolution; for integrating and reconnecting with the self and other.


Vangelis is creating this unique project for allowing the unity of dance and nature; the unity of nature and dance.  After having experienced the energy and power of the island – Tenerife, he found that this is the perfect place to create such a project.

The island itself combines beautifully all five elements; wood with the beautiful forests, fire with the dominant presence of the volcano, earth with the rich and diverse soil, metal with the many special minerals, and water with the abundant sea and rivers. It is the perfect amalgamation to work on all five elements, all five profound energies.

The work we will delve into will be primarily focused on one hand on great dance styles such as Flying Low and Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, Release, Physical Theatre and Choreography and on the other on the traditional Alchemy and Fusion energy meditations and practices from Taoist and Chi Gong lineage. To enhance the practice we will infuse Buddhist values and philosophies as well as Kundalini Yoga meditations and Kriyas.

We will be working in nature traveling in the island but also in dance studios where we will focus on solo and duet works without this limiting us if we want or wish to work on group collective projects. Vangelis is collaborating with Teatro Victoriawhere we will present performances at the end of the project.



Vangelis has been internationally choreographing, dancing and teaching integrating energy work practices to offer a unique and holistic approach into the arts. He has been more rigorously working on shamanism, meditation and energy work the last five years during his trips in Latin America and Asia where he has been teaching and choreographing but also taking this opportunity for self development through different teachings and researches.

Vangelis is organizing this project so as to integrate dance with nature and the five elements from the Taoist and Chi Gong lineage. We will have intensive workshops but also space and time to develop solo and duets inspired by nature. It is a project where we can reconnect back to mother earth, to find our true nature of being and also reconnect with each other; to reconnect with people from different countries, backgrounds and experiences. We will have cars to take us to the island so as to work in unique place of nature in this beautiful island. Vangelis focuses this project on solo and duet works so as to delve deeper on personal and individual practice and develop our dance language and choreography through a process of self-reflection and introspection.

Vangelis invites people from all diverse backgrounds and continents so as to collectively create an artistic environment where all participants will evolve not only as artists but also as personalities.



  • To integrate high standards of techniques, improvisation and choreography by diverse dance artists so as to reach a sense of freedom in dance and life.
  • To live and embody a coherent and concrete dance language that receives vital stimulus and information from nature itself.
  • To fuse philosophies, shamanism, meditation practices, Taoist and Buddhist analysis of the self and the world.
  • To introduce new pedagogical methodologies for interdisciplinary edifying workshops and teachings that are applicable and reachable to all.
  • To develop and enhance existing disciplines, work processes, creativity, how can we perceive ourselves and the world differently and moreover to develop the living standards in this world in a coherent and peaceful eco-system.

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