THE GREAT TAMER
Known internationally as the creator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Dimitris Papaioannou gained early recognition as a painter and comics artist, before his focus shifted to the performing arts. His latest work, The Great Tamer, is a visually stunning and surreal piece that grapples with the meaning of life, the mystery of death, destruction and reconstruction. Often referencing famous sculpture and paintings, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and, most overtly, Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, Papaioannou uses the human body to create vignettes that are at once macabre and beautiful, infused with humor, horro, circus-like stunts and optical illusions.
DISCLAIMER: This performance contains nudity and is recommended for adults 18+.
18/19 Dance Season Video