Vangelis has been teaching and spreading inter-disciplinary practices around the globe fusing dance, energy work (Chi Gong | Kundalini Yoag) and healing modalities for a holistic practice. Dance is the life and the spur to integrate, to learn and understand our inner and outer environments, to communicate in better ways and coexist harmoniously within a balanced body, emotions, mind, spirit and nature eco-systems.
His work, educational workshops and projects reach beyond art healing and energy work; they are workshops and projects for human evolution; for integrating and reconnecting with the self and other.
Vangelis Legakis graduated from Laban Centre (London, UK) with a BA in Dance theatre and an MA in Choreography as well he graduate from Hong Kong Universtiy with a Masters in Buddhist Studies. He is the artistic director of The Van - L Dance company with which he has been choreographing and touring his dance productions and installations in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has been visiting the Forsythe Company regularly since 2004 from where he learnt great methodologies in dance, composition and choreography. He received a diploma from David Zamrbano to spread and develop Flying Low and Passing Through from the 50 Days project, Costa Rica 2010. He is now fusing his rich experiences and knowledge from diverse practices and disciplines to provide a holistic approach into dance artistry, choreography, performance and healing.
His work is influenced by major dance artists, William Forsythe, Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Gill Clarke, Rosemary Butcher and Rosalind Crisp. He is a proficient therapist in 15 different healing modalities and he has been working on Taoism, Tantra, shamanism and many meditation methods to bring serenity and love to relationships and individuals. He studied at Morley Collge (London, UK) Reiki I, II, Reflexology, Neuro-skeletal Re-Alignment, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage and he furthered his studies in Structural Energy Awakening Therapy (Mike Tan), Divine Healing Therapy (Dr, Ahlmeirah Ariel Hallaire), Reiki Master's level (Isabella Dove) Integrative Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, Thanatology (Rosemary Wallace), Abdominal Massage (Felicity Joy) and Tsi Nei Tsang (Khun Ni). He has studied Chi Gong for many years with grand masters Mantak Chia and Tew Bunnag, Kundalini Yoga with Swami Vivekananda (Agama Yoga) and Karta Singh and others from Yogi Bhajan lineage, and studied Tantra Yoga with Mahasattva Ananda Sarita, Niten and others.
He internationally (Europe, Latin America, India, Thailand, China, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China), Japan, Australia) teaches interdisciplinary edifying workshops; Flying Low & Passing Through, Release, Contact Improvisation integrating the philosophies of Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Kundalini Yoga and healing workshops. He has been teaching at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy for Peroming Arts, University of Santiago of Chile, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Istanbul University, Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei University and Beijing Dance LDTX, City Contemporary Dance Company and many independent studios around the world.