Dimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

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Dimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer



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.

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



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


Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314

Music Adaptation

Stefanos Droussiotis




Nektarios Dionysatos

Costumes & Props Painting 

Maria Ilia

Assistant Director, Managing & Executive Producer 

Tina Papanikolaou



Assistant Director

Stefanos Droussiotis

Assistant Director & Rehearsals Director

Paulina Andriopoulou


See also

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Organizer: Others

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