The Great Tamer

5./6./4. June 2019

The Great Tamer

von Dimitris Papaioannou

Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou is a visual artist. He effortlessly transcends the divide between dance and visual arts, creating breath-taking images out of the bodies and movements of his dancers. He draws inspiration from 2000 years of art history, ranging from Greek antiquity to Rembrandt and Magritte. The images he creates on stage are absurd and funny, quiet and poetic. Watching the performance is like immersing yourself in a dream that stays with you for a long time.

Papaioannou likes to describe his productions as ‘absurd circus’ because are out of the ordinary. Before its world-wide tour, The Great Tamer took the 2017 Festival d’Avignon by storm.

Nominated for the Olivier Award in the category "Outstanding Achievement in Dance".

“One of the ten best dance pieces in 2018.“ The Guardian

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The Great Tamer Tapei Ntch Photograph By Julian Mommert 20171116 Jcm 6671
Fotos: Julian Mommert

Produziert von Onassis Cultural Centre, Athen / Koproduziert von: CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017, Dansens Hus Sweden, EdM Productions, Festival d’Avignon, Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, National Performing Arts Center – National, Theater & Concert Hall | NPAC-NTCH, Seoul Performing Arts Festival | SPAF, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris / La Villette – Paris / Ausführender Produzent: 2WORKS.

Mit der Unterstützung von ALPHA BANK und MEGARON – The Athens Concert Hall


16+ (Die Inszenierung enthält Szenen expliziter Nacktheit.)


Pavlina Andriopoulou, Costas Chrysafidis, Dimitris Kitsos, Ioannis Michos, Sotiria Koutsopetrou, Kalliopi Simou, Drossos Skotis, Christos Strinopoulos, Yorgos Tsiantoulas, Alex Vangelis

Konzipiert, visualisiert und inszeniert von:

Dimitris Papaioannou


01 hours 45 minutes


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