Dimitris Papaioannou

Transverse Orientation

Dimitris Papaioannou

© Julian Mommert

December

3/12 fri 19:30
4/12 sat 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Greece
National premiere
Price 12€
Duration 1:45min
Age recommendation 16+
This is the new creation, packed with powerful and suggestive images, from Dimitris Papaioannou, a Greek artist originally from the field of the plastic arts, who later immersed himself fully in the world of performing arts, not only as a director but also as a choreographer, performer, set designer, wardrobe designer and lighting designer. He presented The Great Tamer at Teatro Rivoli in 2018, but while chiaroscuro and shades were Papaioannou’s allies on that occasion, in Transverse Orientation the artist makes light the central feature and reclaims the clarity of his previous works such as Primal Matter (2012). These are the foundations on which he constructs a performance that explores the destruction of old models, the creation of new ones and the subsequent rediscovery of original values, and thereby invites us to examine the relationship with our ancestors.


Dimitris Papaioannou  gained early recognition as a painter and comics artist, before his focus shifted to the performing arts, as director, choreographer, performer, and designer of sets, costumes, make up and lighting.


Co-presentation with Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), on December 10th and 11th.

December

3/12 fri 19:30
4/12 sat 19:30

RIVOLIGrand Auditorium

Dance
Greece
National premiere
Price 12€
Duration 1:45min
Age recommendation 16+
Conceived, visualized and directed by Dimitris Papaioannou
With Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Šuka Horn, Jan Möllmer, Breanna O’Mara, Tina Papanikolaou, Łukasz Przytarski, Christos Strinopoulos, Michalis Theophanous 
Music Antonio Vivaldi 
Set design Tina Tzoka & Loukas Bakas 
Sound composition and design Coti K. 
Costume design Aggelos Mendis 
Collaborative lighting designer Stephanos Droussiotis 
Music supervisor Stephanos Droussiotis 
Sculptures and special constructions Props Nectarios Dionysatos 
Mechanical inventions Dimitris Korres 
Executive producer and assistant director Tina Papanikolaou 
Assistant directors and rehearsal directors Pavlina Andriopoulou & Drossos Skotis 
Assistant to the set designers Tzela Christopoulou 
Assistant to the sound composer Martha Kapazoglou 
Assistant to the costume designer Aella Tsilikopoulou 
Special constructions (props assistant) Eva Tsambasi 
Photography and cinematography Julian Mommert 
Technical director Manolis Vitsaxakis 
Assistant to the technical director Marios Karaolis 
Stage manager, sound engineer and props constructions David Blouin 
Props master Tzela Christopoulou 
Lighting programmer Stephanos Droussiotis 
Costumes construction Litsa Moumouri, Efi Karantasiou, Islam Kazi 
Stage technicians Kostas Kakoulidis, Evgenios Anastopoulos, Panos Koutsoumanis 
Lighting constructions Miltos Athanasiou 
Silicone baby made by Joanna Bobrzynska-Gomes 
Props team Natalia Fragkathoula, Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Timothy Laskaratos, Anastasis Meletis, Antonis Vassilakis 
Executive production 2WORKS in collaboration with POLYPLANITY Productions 
Executive production associate Vicky Strataki 
Executive production assistant Kali Kavvatha 
Props production manager Pavlina Andriopoulou 
International relations and Communications manager Julian Mommert 
Production  ONASSIS STEGI 
Premiered at ONASSIS STEGI (2021) 
With the  support of  Festival Aperto (Reggio Emilia), Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), New Baltic Dance Festival, ONE DANCE WEEK Festival, P.P. Culture Enterprises Ltd, TANEC PRAHA International Dance Festival, Teatro della Pergola – Firenze, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale 
Funded by Ministério da Cultura e Desportos da Grécia 
Dimitris Papaioannou’s work is supported by  MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL 
Co-production  Teatro Municipal do Porto, Festival d'Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, Dance Umbrella / Sadler's Wells Theatre, Fondazione Campania dei Festival - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Grec Festival de Barcelona, Holland Festival – Amsterdam, Luminato (Toronto) / TO Live, New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Saitama Arts Theatre / ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris / Théatre du Châtelet, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance