BODHI PROJECT – Patricia Apergi


Patricia Apergi, a choreographer with a strong presence in the Greek and international contemporary dance scene, presents a new work at the Festival on the concept of Utopia. Ιn Newtopia - a piece she created with BODHI PROJECT dance company – spectators will encounter an unexpected land where our crashes and defeats are reimagined as triumphs. Exposing the humour found even in the worst tragedies in life, this performance turns the acceptance of reality into fuel for the creation of a utopia, where justice, balance, and beauty prevail. An unexpected scenic locus emerges through the dancers of BODHI PROJECT, esteemed for their theatricality and dynamic stage presence; a locus where we can discover new ways of resistance, imagine our independence, tolerate our failures, and stand on our own two feet again. BODHI PROJECT dance company is one of the most profiled companies for young professional dancers in Europe, focusing on the avant-garde, new choreographic “voices” in the international contemporary dance scene, and the artistic and technical excellence of its dancers’ complex repertoire of movement.

June 25: Post-performance talk with Patricia Apergi. Moderated by George Mitropoulos.


The successful collaboration launched in 2021 between the Athens Epidaurus Festival and the Postgraduate Studies Programme of the Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, continues this year at the heart of Peiraios 260, building an invaluable bridge between theory and practice. Half an hour before our admission to the theatre venues, young theatre researchers will whet our appetite for the much-anticipated performances, hone our sensibility, and decipher the often challenging “codes” of contemporary performing arts.

*The Prologue initiative will take place before the start of international productions


BODHI PROJECT / Patricia Apergi - Newtopia trailer from SEAD on Vimeo.