THE VAN-L DANCE COMPANY
For many years, we’ve provided the public with a wide range of theatre shows and performances, gallery installations and site specific productions.
We create and choreograph performances for other companies. We are looking forward to connecting with you for future productions.
Engaging With Local and International Communities
The Van-L Dance Company was born out of a desire to entertain and educate diverse communities with exclusive shows and performances meant to inspire and proffer food-for-thought for what is dance and choreography in the 21st Century. Since 2008, we’ve engaged with local and international communities by providing emerging artists with opportunities to participate in our productions.
The Van - L Dance Company encompasses a wide range of movement languages (Flying Low & Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, Release, Experiential Anatomy, Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals), improvisation and choreographic methodologies which we integrate with the philosophies of chi gong and yoga so as to unearth a unique movement language that challenges the viewer, the performer and the choreographer.
Our productions have been presented across the world in UK, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Argentina, Chile, India, Thailand, China - Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia.
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WHO WE ARE
The Artistic Director of The Van - L Dance Company, Vangelis Legakis, believes that dance can unite all communities of any background, age, gender and profession. Dance is Life and Life is a Dance. His dance language and choreographies aim to provide the communities with a series of state-of-the-art shows and performances that truly make an impact in social and human levels.
The company recruits performers according to the project, country and performance venue so as to continue give opportunities to artists across the world.
The Van - L Dance Company was established in 2008 in London - UK. The productions we create are inspired by observing and experiencing the world we are living in, and through honest and truthful feelings we aim to inspire and stimulate our audiences with a sense of artistic wonder.
Our long year research on movement language, choreography as well as on sociopolitical concerns, psychology, neuroscience and philosophical values, enrich our subject matter to present state-of-the-art productions to audiences of all cultures.
Dance Theatre Productions
May BE 2018
Ephemeral Shades 2018 Commission work for Aura Dance Theatre
Light in Darkness 2016
Alphabet of Indeterminacy 2011
Three Signs to Beauty 2010
In Between and Around Liminal Places 2009
Houses of Hell 2009
The Beginning of Something 2008
Installations in Gallery Settings
Dance and Interdisciplinary Studies in sculpture, photography and painting
The Disintegration of the Unreal 2013-2014 (China Mainland)
Undying Home 2012-13 (China Mainland & Taiwan)
Site Specific Projects
Move The City 2011-2014
in Collaboration with 4AM
An International festival of dance improvisation and movement in relation to architectural and public space
Unleashing the Artist in You
Vangelis Legakis under his trademarked holistic practice "Embodied Unity" is creating international projects and festivals that are accessible to artists and non artists. The incentive is to create the right environment with the right conditions for self development in dance and life.
8TH DANCE AND BEING ART PROJECT
9-11 November 2018, Melbourne
"Re-cast all your belief systems, dance from your heart and set your soul free."
A dance project integrating healing modalities from Chi Gong and Yoga. This project is open to all who are passionately curious about self development, art and spirituality.
7TH NO BORDERS PROJECT
17 December 2018 - 05 January 2019, Vietnam
The No Borders project aims to bridge encounters between dance, music, photography, film, sculpture, conceptual arts and philosophy to create an environment for free expression and creation. The collaborators-participants will focus on channeling their emotions to express themselves by researching and reflecting on the subject matters of borders, identity and cross-cultural communication to identify, eliminate, and within such a collective context, go beyond their own individual limits.
5TH DANCE AND NATURE PROJECT
21 July - 03 August 2019, Tenerife
The focus of the project is to integrate dance styles with the Taoist philosophy of Chi Gong and the Meridians so as to develop our own processes. You will be able to work in Nature, Studio and create a solo production to present at Teatro Victoria in Santa Cruz.
“To understand what I am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life -- not existing forms of dance."