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Dimitris Papaioannou

From 20 to 23 March

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01 40 03 75 75 Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 7.30pm

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Full Price 26€
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Access Porte de Pantin :
Metro : Line 5
Bus : Line 75,151
Tram : Line T3b
Parking Nord "Cité des Sciences" - PML please call 01 40 03 75 75


From March 20th to 23rd
Every day at 8.30pm

Duration: 1h45

Greek contemporary dance pioneer, Dimitris Papaioannou is also known for having directed the opening and closing ceremonies of 2004 Athens Olympic Games. At once melancholic and funny, The Great Tamer sees life as a discovery journey, with the reality of matter and the incongruity of dreams. → in partnership with Théâtre de la Ville


The Great Tamer takes shape around the notion that human life can be seen as a journey of discovery, an exploration for hidden treasure, an inner archaeological excavation for meaning.
In such a quest, body faces matter as well as it becomes a hybrid subject of optical illusions. The stage becomes an absurd circus with dreams as a conductor line. Human bodies become battlegrounds, interacting with raw materials, fusing into hybrids, giving rise to optical illusions.

Dimitris Papaioannou doesn't hesitate to challenge his performers to find their balance on an inflated stage constantly going through a process of deconstruction, swelling up, absorption, and even rejection. Dimitris Papaioannou aims at an utter simplicity of appearance that is far from simple to achieve. His rootedness in the fine arts gives his performances a strong visual feel, as he juggles teasingly with art-historical references, and ideas about our origins. His intention is to shed light on the sacred in the mundane.

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