Dimitris Papaioannou (GR) «The Great Tamer»

CULTURESCAPES Griechenland 2017

Festival / Opening / 90min / Recommended for age 16
A human is being dug out, it is worshipped, captured in stone, cannibalised, and searched for. The Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou employs the human body in most of his work. In his physical theatre – without text or music – he looks for the essence of humanity, beyond the body. Papaioannou does not see himself as a dancer or a choreographer, but as a visual artist – a painter on the stage who uses the human body in all its versatility. He takes minimal resources to create worlds of astounding beauty, to imbue life with the magic we so desperately need.

There will be an audience discussion after the show on Sat 7th.
Conceived, visualized + directed by Dimitris Papaioannou
With Pavlina Andriopoulou, Costas Chrysafidis, Ektor Liatsos, Ioannis Michos, Evangelia Randou, Kalliopi Simou, Drossos Skotis, Christos Strinopoulos, Yorgos Tsiantoulas, Alex Vangelis
Set design + art direction in collaboration with Tina Tzoka
Artistic collaborator for costumes Aggelos Mendis
Lighting designed in collaboration with Evina Vassilakopoulou
Artistic collaborator for sound Giwrgos Poulious
Sound design and operation Kostas Michopoulos
Music Johann Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314
Music adaptation Stephanos Droussiotis
Sculpture design Nectarios Dionysatos
Costume - props painting Maria Illia
Creative - executive producer + assistant director Tina Papanikolaou
Assistant director Stephanos Drouissiotis
Rehearsal director Pavlina Andriopoulou
Technical director Manolis Vitsaxakis
Stage manager Dinos Nikolaou
Assistant sound engineer Nikos Kollias
Assistant to the set designer - set painter Mary Antonopoulou
Assistants to the sculptor Maria Papaioannou + Konstantinos Kotsis
Production assistant Tzela Christopoulou
Tour manager + international relations Julian Mommert
Executive production assistant Kali Kavvatha

Production Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Coproduction CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 (Zwitserland), Dansens Hus Sweden (Zweden), EdM Productions, Festival d’Avignon (Frankrijk), Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (Italië), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxemburg), National Performing Arts Center-National Theater & Concert Hall | NPAC-NTCH (Taiwan), Seoul Performing Arts Festival | SPAF (Korea), Théâtre de la Ville - Paris (France)
Executive producer 2WORKS
With support from ALPHA BANK
Air Carrier Sponsor AEGEAN AIRLINES