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  • TNP, Villeurbanne

    Metropolitan area



After The Great Tamer, Dimitris Papaioannou, whose every creation carries a sublime and impactful force, is once more likely to make a big impression. The best-known contemporary Greek choreographer is again taking on the challenge of an international production.

This new piece, from the man who garnered international renown by orchestrating the 2004 Athens Olympics ceremonies, is tipped as a Biennale highlight. The universe of this provocative choreographer, a luminary of the Greek scene for 30 years, features arrestingly beautiful tableaux with which terrifying scenes collide. Physical theatre, graphic sensations, experimental dance and committed bodies – the mash-up of references generates singular and stunningly apt associations! An elegant, graceful rendering of the world’s urgency.




In Lyon metropolitan area



Piece for 8 dancers
Conception, visualisation and direction Dimitris Papaioannou | Performers Šuka Horn, Jan Möllmer, Breanna O’Mara, Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Łukasz Przytarski, Christos Strinopoulos, Michalis Theophanous & Dimitris Papaioannou

Production ONASSIS STEGI (Athènes, Grèce) | Coproduction Festival d'Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, Dance Umbrella (Grande-Bretagne) / Sadler's Wells Theatre (Grande-Bretagne), Fondazione Campania dei Festival - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (Italie), Festival Grec de Barcelone, Holland Festival (Pays-Bas), Luminato (Toronto) / TO Live (Canada), New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong, Chine), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen (Allemagne), Saitama Arts Theatre (Japon) / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Japon), Stanford Live / Stanford University (Etats-Unis), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) / Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (Etats-Unis) | Supported by Festival Aperto – I Teatri (Reggio Emilia, Italie), Festival de Otoño en Madrid / Teatros del Canal (Espagne), HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts (Allemagne), National Arts Centre (Canada), New Baltic Dance Festival (Lituanie), ONE DANCE WEEK Festival (Bulgarie), P.P. Culture Enterprises Ltd (Tel Aviv), Teatro della Pergola - Firenze (Florence, Italie), Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale (Turin, Italie) | Financed by Ministère Grec de la Culture et des Sports | Dimitris Papaioannou is supported by Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall (Grèce) | Executive Producer 2WORKS

"Mon travail évolue au fil des répétitions, il n'est pas composé en amont. (...) Si j'en parle, je vais vous perdre ou trahir l'oeuvre."

Dimitris Papaioannou