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8 – 10 Nov 2017

Dimitris Papaioannou
The Great Tamer

In 2015, Dimitris Papaioannou’s “Still Life” was a huge success at Dansens Hus. At last, he returns: this time with his brand-new piece, “The Great Tamer”.

Involving 10 performers on stage, “The Great Tamer” takes shape around the notion that human life can be seen as a journey of discovery, an exploration for hidden treasure, an inner archaeological excavation for meaning.

The ingenious and multi-talented Greek artist, Dimitris Papaioannou, became widely known in 2004 as creator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. His 23 productions cover the range from intimate pieces to mass spectacles involving thousands of performers, and have appeared in a broad variety of venues. His work is tangibly influenced by his artistic background, and his productions can be seen as moving still life; always with a strong, distinct visual expression.

The Great Tamer has been internationally co-produced by Dansens Hus amongst others, and premiered in Athens on May 24th. We can’t wait for November, when it will finally be Stockholm’s turn.

about DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU

Born in Athens in 1964 and rooted deeply in the fine arts, Dimitris Papaioannou gained early recognition as painter and comics artist before his focus shifted to the performing arts, as director, choreographer, performer, and designer of sets, costumes, and lighting. He formed Edafos Dance Theatre, in 1986 as an initial vehicle for his original stage productions, hybrids of physical theatre, experimental dance, and performance art. The Edafos company spanned 17 years, to 2002, and set its indelible stamp on the arts scene in Greece. Papaioannou became widely known in 2004, as creator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. His 23 productions cover the range from intimate pieces to mass spectacles involving thousands of performers, and have appeared in a broad variety of venues, from the famous underground squat theater he created in Athens to the ancient theatre in Epidaurus, and from Olympic stadiums to the Théâtre de la Ville –  Paris and the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. He is the name behind magnificent dance productions such as 2, Inside, Still Life and Primal Matter.

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Tickets

Ambassador tickets

Practical information

Running time: approx 100 min
Stage: Main stage

Season packages

The show on the 10th of November is included in our Fridays deal. Get a 30% discount.

Season packages

The show on the 8th of November is included in our After Work deal. Get a 35% discount.

Post show talk 9 Nov

With the choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou and the author Aris Fioretos.

Participants

By Dimitris Papaioannou
With Pavlina Andriopoulou
Costas Chrysafidis
Ektor Liatsos
Ioannis Michos
Evangelia Randou
Kalliopi Simou
Drossos Skotis
Christos Strinopoulos
Yorgos Tsiantoulas
Alex Vangelis
Produtionteam Tina Papanikolaou
Stephanos Droussiotis
Pavlina Andriopoulou
Julian Mommert
Photo Julian Mommert
Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Co-production Dansens Hus (Sweden) CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 (Switzerland)
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
Supported by ALPHA BANK
Travel sponsor AEGEAN Airlines