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NY PREMIERE
The Great Tamer
Nov 14—Nov 17, 2019
 
Dance | Theater

The Great Tamer
Conceived and directed by Dimitris Papaioannou

BAM DEBUT

 

Dimitris Papaioannou is the artistic heavyweight you’ve never heard of. The idiosyncratic Greek director-choreographer got his start as a painter, led the creation of the opening ceremonies for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and recently became the first artist invited to create a new work for Tanztheater Wuppertal since Pina Bausch’s death.

The Great Tamer is a ravishing mess of disembodied limbs on a shape-shifting floor. A cheeky commentary on our existence, set to the strains of Strauss’ Blue Danube waltz. As macabre as it is enchanting.

 

Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens

Co-produced by CULTURESCAPES Greece 2017 (Switzerland), 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 (Taiwan),Seoul Performing Arts Festival | SPAF (Korea), Théâtre de la Ville – Paris / La Villette – Paris

With the support of MEGARON - THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL

 
Note: This show contains nudity and may not be appropriate for children.
 
RUN TIME
1hr 40min
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by The SHS Foundation and

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Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House provided by:

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