Aerites Dance Company was established in April 2006, by Patricia Apergi and Dimitris Chalazonitis.
The art of dance, in the case of Aerites, is not only about “morphology”, type of ‘’movement” or “means of expression”. The group focuses on experimenting and producing performances based on theoretical, dramaturgic and movement research. The aim of Aerites Dance Company is to create artistic actions as a result of the synergy between dance, performing arts, poetry, theatrical practice and new technology. The company has been awarded with the Ermis prize (2008) and with 3 Evge prices (2009, 2007).
With the work d.ΟPΑ! (dopamines of post-Athenians), Aerites were chosen by the General Administration for New Generations to represent Greece at the 14η Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (City of Skopjie 3th-12th September 2009). d.OPA went on to come in 1st place, judged by a panel of industry professionals inclusive of creative directors from important international festivals, in order to take part in the 8th Platform for Contemporary Dance at the prestigious Megaro Moussikis in Athens, June 2010. Finally, in October 2010, Aerites Dance Company was selected to be in the ten finalist companies for Aerowaves festival in London.
The company has toured its work in various international festivals. (GUIdance - Festival Guimaraes, CND, Paris, Euroscene, Leipzig, Biennale de la danse, Lyon, European Dsnce festival, Limassol, Salmon Festival, Barcelona, Modul Dance Festival, Dresden, Modul Dance Conference, Düsseldorf, Les Hivernales, Avignon, Kalamata dance festival, Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki, Albania Dance meeting, Durres City, Aerowaves spring forward, Ljubljana, Mouson, Frankfurt, Resolutions!, the Place, London, City to City Cabaret, Zagreb, 8th International Dancing Festival, Gazi, 4th dance platform, Megaron, Athens,, 14th biennale of young artists from Europe, Opera of Skopje, Ohrid International Summer Festival, Modern dance festival, Kairo and Alexandria opera house)
Works presented by Aerites: Planites (2013), ERA poVERA (2012), The Manifest of the Other (2010), d.opa! (dopamines of post-Athenians)(2009), Ferry Tales (2009), Apolost(2008) and Anorexia Socialis (2007).
Was born in Athens. She completed her education in the branches of dance, theatre and choreography at the Kapodistrian University in Athens (philosophical school), the Niki Kotaxaki dance school, the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis and the Middlesex University in London. Patricia Apergi has taken part in numerous workshops for dance and theatre and she has worked as a freelance choreographer for various theatres in Greece.
In 2010 she was invited for the accumulations residency program at Tanzquartier Wien, where she co-choreographed together with Willy Prager, Alexander Andriyashkin, An Kaller and Raimonda Gudaviccute the piece Donated Nations.
In 2014, she choreographed at Onassis Cultural Center, the piece TANZheimer, with dancers over 65 years old.In 2015 she was invited to choreograph the opera The tales of Hoffmann, at the opera of Perm, Russia.
She is Director of Cultural Events and teaches dance and theatre at the Leonteios School of Patissia, Athens. She also teached improvisation-repertoire for the BA dance performance at the A.M.C (Athens Metropolitan College) of the Rohampton University and the program dance 65+ for elders at Onassis Cultural Center. For 2014-2015, she is teaching the choreographic workshop "choreographic attempts" at the Dance Cultural Centre. She is a co-writer of the book ‘History of theatre and theatrical education’ (Ministry of Education, Educational Centers for Adults, 2007) and she is a member of the international centre of emerging artists (IFEA, 2008) of London. She is announced as a modul-dance artist for the years 2013-2014.