Megaron Athens Concert Hall > Events > Dimitris Papaioannou:
The Great Tamer

Dimitris Papaioannou:
The Great Tamer

MMA exterior



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
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

See also

2_Dimitris Papaioannou and Haris Fragoulis will be sharing the leading part in the additional performances announced at Megaron_INK (2020)_photo by Julian Mommert (left) + Alexander Papa (right)_20221130_JCM_3844


Dimitris Papaioannou: INK (Limited availability)

Limited availability of tickets.  The guardian of a dark, flooded universe tries to maintain...

Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

18 - 29.01.2023



Four dancers and a musician interact with stage props and set materials, composing a...

Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert Hall

10 - 12.03.2023


Be the first to know about our events, performances and our latest news.

By continuing to use our website, you agree with the use of cookies. More info.

Οι ρυθμίσεις των cookies σε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα έχουν οριστεί σε "αποδοχή cookies" για να σας δώσουμε την καλύτερη δυνατή εμπειρία περιήγησης. Εάν συνεχίσετε να χρησιμοποιείτε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα χωρίς να αλλάξετε τις ρυθμίσεις των cookies σας ή κάνετε κλικ στο κουμπί "Κλείσιμο" παρακάτω τότε συναινείτε σε αυτό.