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THE GREAT TAMER

Dimitris Papaioannou

Dimitris Papaioannou’s new piece for ten dancers, can be seen as a journey of discovery, an exploration for hidden treasure, an inner archaeological excavation for meaning. In his thirty years of work Papaioannou has striven to create a universe on stage that could be described as a dreamlike absurd circus. Human bodies become battlegrounds, interacting with raw materials, fusing into hybrids, giving rise to optical illusions. His rootedness in the fine arts gives his performances a strong visual feel, as he juggles teasingly with art-historical references, various practices of expression and performing, and ideas about our origins. Dimitris Papaioannou aims at an utter simplicity of appearance that is far from simple to achieve. His intention is to shed light on the sacred in the mundane.

DATES

FRANCE / Lyon
Maison de la Danse
4-5 March 2019

FRANCE / Aix-en-Provence
Grand Théâtre de Provence
27-28 February 2019

FRANCE / Pontoise
Nouvelle Scène Nationale, Théâtre des Louvrais
21-23 February 2019

AUSTRALIA / Perth, Western Australia
Perth Festival
08-12 February 2019

CANADA / Montréal
Usine C
24-27 January 2019

USA / Ann Arbor, MI
UMS, Power Center
18-19 January 2019

USA / Los Angeles, CA
CAP UCLA, Royce Hall
11 January 2019

MONACO / Monte Carlo
Monaco Dance Forum, Grimaldi Forum Prince Pierre
12 December 2018

BELGIUM / Antwerp
deSingel International arts campus
16-17 November 2018

GERMANY / Ludwigshafen
Festaiole Ldiwigshafen 2018, Theater im Pfalzbau
10 November 2018

SWITZERLAND / Lugano
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
24 October 2018

UK / London
Sadler’s Wells, Dance Umbrella Festival
16-17 October 2018

GERMANY / Dresden
HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden
5-6 October 2018

BULGARIA / Plovdiv
One Dance Week Festival, House of Culture
28-30 September 2018

ITALY / Torino
Torinodanza, Fonderie Limone Moncalieri
20-22 September 2018

SWITZERLAND / Geneva
Festival de Genève, La Bâtie
14-15 September 2018

LUXEMBOURG / Luxembourg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
29 March 2018

FRANCE / Paris
Théâtre de la Ville at La Villette
20 – 23 March 2018

SERBIA / Belgrade
Belgrade Dance Festival
15 March 2018

PORTUGAL / Porto
Teatro Municipal do Porto. Rivoli
9 – 10 March 2018

PORTUGAL / Lisbon
CCB – Cultural Centre of Belém
2 – 3 March 2018

RUSSIA / Moscow
NET Festival (New European Theatre)
14 December 2017

TAIWAN / Taipei
National Performing Arts Center-National Theater and Concert Hall | NPAC-NTCH
16 – 19 November 2017

SWEDEN / Stockholm
Dansens Hus Sweden
8 – 10 November 2017

SWITZERLAND / Basel
CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017
5, 7- 8 October 2017

KOREA / Seoul
Seoul Performing Arts Festival | SPAF
28 – 30 September 2017

FRANCE / Avignon
Festival d’Avignon
19 – 22, 24 – 26 July 2017

SPAIN / Madrid
Veranos de la Villa Festival
11 – 13 July

SPAIN / Barcelona
Grec Festival de Barcelona​
2 – 4 July 2017

ITALY / Naples
Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
23 – 24 June 2017

NETHERLANDS / Amsterdam
Holland Festival
17 – 18 June 2017

GREECE / Athens [première]
Onassis Cultural Centre
24 – 28 May, 31 May – 4 June, 7 – 11 June 2017

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