9th International Interdisciplinary

NO BORDERS PROJECT

Athens,  GREECE
19 December 2020 – 6 January 2021

The International Interdisciplinary No Borders project takes place every December in a different country & city

In 2020 we will meet in Athens, GREECE

Welcome to the NO BORDERS PROJECT 2020

The international interdisciplinary No Borders Project aims to bring together artists and non-artists who focus their work and practice in dance & movement, music & sound, photography & film, conceptual arts & philosophy. With an interdisciplinary and collective context we will create an environment of/for free expression and creation. The collaborators-participants will focus on channeling their creativity and emotions to create new collective productions.

Subjects under research and development:
borders, identity and cross-cultural communication

Throughout the period of the project, artists can have the time and space to identify their own limits and pass through to a new state of artistic development.

Extracts from the 4th No Borders project | Bali 2015

Through this process we will question and analyze further the borders between the public and the private space, performance and performativity, visual and performance art, art and life, identity and integrity, and the values in a traditional and contemporary society. The first week we will discuss on each subject so as for the participants to find their own particular focus and voice for their creative process.

We will work on and integrate the practices of Qigong Yoga & Meditation, on the theory and structure of emotions, on movement language, improvisation, choreography and composition so as to embody and find new aspects in our practice, find a fresh perspective in our life and a different language to communicate and express to the public.

People from different places of the world with different cultural backgrounds, beliefs and artistic processes, performers and non performers will come together in a collective environment to expand and crystalize their career.

no-borders-project-research

OBJECTIVES

  • To integrate dance technique, improvisation and choreography by diverse dance artists so as to reach a sense of freedom in dance and life.
  • To allow a state of genuine expression in which Feelings & Emotions, Intuition & Sensations will be acknowledged, embraced and transformed. Expression is a vital element in our life that doesn’t take place only through language, it is a part of every activity of our life, moreover of dance and the arts.
  • To question our own borders and limitations, and find pathways of how to pass through them. What borders we feel is necessary ​to keep and what to discard?
  • To bring a creative artistic process that originates from the heart space.
  • To introduce new pedagogical methodologies for interdisciplinary edifying workshops and teachings that are applicable and reachable to all.
  • To develop and enhance your own creativity in dance and choreography but also additionally to bring dance in our everyday life as a medium to connect and communicate with each other from an honest and sincere place!

Photo from the 8th No Borders project | Bali 2019 | Performances at Moksa Dojo

Performance at Moksa

RATIONALE

The artistic director Vangelis Legakis has been internationally choreographing, dancing and teaching  integrating energy work practices to offer a more holistic approach into the arts. He has been more rigorously working on visual arts and energy work the last decade especially during his trips to Latin America and Asia where he was teaching and choreographing but also taking this opportunity for self development through different workshops and lectures on energy work.

Vangelis is organizing this project so as to fuse performance and visual arts with energy work – Tai Chi, Qigong, Kundalini & Hatha Yoga and Movement Meditation. It is a project that travels in the world, each year we create it in a different city and different country. We set it up during December so as to open ourselves and reflect on the year that has passed and to prepare for the year that is coming. For the first time this year we will together spend Xmas and New Years Eve together to celebrate the transition from this year to the new one.

There will be performances and installations on the 5th & 6th of January as well as lectures and meditation nights during the project to express our ideas, concepts and backgrounds.

Vangelis invites teachers to collaborate and teach their practices. Performing and Visual artists will research and create their own projects influenced by all workshops. People from different disciplines and different continents will develop a collective feeling in an artistic environment where all participants will evolve not only as artists but also as personalities.

The No Borders project brings energies of dance, love and creativity to raise self understanding, transcend our true nature of being, communicate in novel ways through the arts and take actions to evolve as a community.

Photo from the 8th No Borders project | Bali 2019 | Performances at Blanco Museum

Performance Blanco Museum

More about past No Borders projects visit our archives

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