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Dimitris Papaioannou

Always keen to introduce new international artists to its audience, the Théâtres de la Ville are delighted to welcome Dimitris Papaioannou to Luxembourg with a new creation involving 10 performers.

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. Being rooted in the fine arts gives his work a strong visual feel, as he juggles teasingly with art-history references, various practices of expression and performing, and ideas about our origins.

As an artist, performer, comic creator, choreographer, director and exhibition curator, Dimitris Papaioannou is always one step ahead. The legendary Edafos Dance Theatre, which he founded and created with Angeliki Stellatou, stirred up the Greek dance scene of the 80s and 90s with productions that introduced audiences to a highly personal visual universe. Then, riding the wave of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the acclaimed opening and closing ceremonies which he oversaw as creative director, Papaioannou broke new ground with performances that attracted audiences in numbers near unprecedented for contemporary dance.

Conceived & 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 Poulois
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 Ilia

Creative - exectuive Producer & Assistant Director Tina Papanikolaou
Assistant Director Stephanos Droussiotis
Assistant Director & 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
Exectuive Production Assistant Kali Kavvatha World Premiere Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens (24 May - 11 June 2017) Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens
Co-produced by CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 (Switzerland), Dansens Hus Sweden, EdM Productions, 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 (Taiwan), Seoul Performing Arts Festival SPAF (Korea), Théâtre de la Ville / La Villette (Paris)
Executive producer 2WORKS
With the support of ALPHA BANK and MEGARON - THE ATHENS CONCERT HALLJeudi 29  MARS 2018 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE 1h40 (pas d'entracte)Adultes 25 , 20 , 15 / Jeunes 8 / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle


Th 29 March 2018 20:00 Horaire


Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
1 Rond-point Schuman



(c) Julian Mommert