4th Dance and Nature project in Tenerife


4th Dance and Nature project 20 August – 1 September 2018 Tenerife

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.

The 4th Dance and Nature project is an initiative to practice and exercise dance in nature, and in turn to be inspired and unearth new creative processes in dance. Tenerife 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 rain. It is the perfect amalgamation to work on all five elements, all five profound energies.

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 are, however we rarely pay attention to relate and communicate with each element.

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 Victoria and Roberto Torres where we will present solo performances at the end of the project 31st of August and 1st of September.


Vangelis Legakis (GR/HK) – Embodied Unity
Horacio Macuacua (MZ/SP) – Improvisation Performance

Full information of schedule and the teachers

Fees: 530 Euros including accommodation and food
445 Euros for students or to come with a friend

465 Euros if apply before 29th of June 2018

Special discounted prices for local Canary Island artists.
Partial exchange if local artists offer a car to drive the group.

Application deadline 5th August 2018
Apply with your CV and a motivation letter why you wish to be part of this project: danceandnatureproject@gmail.com

Artistic Direction – Vangelis Legakis

Vangelis Legakis graduated from Laban Center (London, UK) with BA in Dance theatre and MA in Choreography and he holds a Masters in Buddhist Studies from Hong Kong University. He is dedicating his career to offer his knowledge and experience to assist in the growth and education of young artists as well as professionals.

He has been visiting the Forsythe Company regularly since 2004 with who he performed ‘Human Rights’ in 2006. He holds a diploma to teach, spread and develop Flying Low and Passing Through from the 50 days workshop in Costa Rica given by David Zambrano. His work is influenced by famous dance artists, William Forsythe, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Gill Clarke, Rosemary Butcher, Rosalind Crisp. 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.