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Dimitris Papaioannou:
The Great Tamer

DANCE AT MEGARON

Dimitris Papaioannou creates a powerful performance, with allusions to Greek mythology, to paintings by Mantegna, Courbet, and Rembrandt, or movies like Stanley Kubrick’s A Space Odyssey. Through a humorous approach or a melancholy mood, the show proposes a journey of the senses towards the basic inner forces that Man has to tame in order to achieve self-fulfilment.
A master of illusion, Papaioannou tackles fundamental issues of existence: destiny, death, affection. He paints moving images that exceed reality, scenes that combine plasticity, physical theatre, circus, dance, and performance, captivating all our senses. A highly personal research work, structured upon innumerable haunting images that invite us to think as well as escape, to freely enjoy a visual ‘symposium’ of transfixing beauty, to open our eyes wide at the sight of new things, and to surrender to a parade of surrealist image-making. A paradoxical circus that brings to life images that compose and decompose the history of Man on Earth.

The work of Dimitris Papaioannou is supported by the Athens Concert Hall.
 
Concept—Director:  Dimitris Papaioannou
 
With
Paulina Andriopoulou, Alex Vangelis, Ektoras Liatsos, Yannis Michos, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Evangelia Randou, Drossos Skotis, Christos Strinopoulos, George Tsiantoulas, Kostas Chrysafidis


Set Design in collaboration with Tina Tzoka
Artistic collaborator for Costume Design Angelos Mentis
Lighting Design in collaboration with Evina Vassilakopoulou
Artistic collaborator for Sound George Poulios
Sound Design: Kostas Michopoulos
Music: Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Music Adaptation: Stefanos Droussiotis
Sculpture: Nektarios Dionysatos
Costumes & Props Painting: Maria Ilia 
Assistant Director, Managing & Executive Producer: Tina Papanikolaou
Assistant Director: Stefanos Droussiotis
Assistant Director & Rehearsals Director: Paulina Andriopoulou


Produced by Stegi—Onassis Foundation (Athens, Greece)
 
Co-produced by
CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 (Switzerland)
Dansens Hus Sweden (Sweden)
EdM Productions
Festival d’Avignon (France)
Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (Italy)
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall | NPAC-NTCH (Taiwan)
Seoul Performing Arts Festival | SPAF (Korea)
Théâtre de la Ville – Paris / La Villette – Paris (France)

Executive Producer 2WORKS


With the support of the Athens Concert Hall and Alpha Βank