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Dimitris Papaioannou INK

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One performer holds ropes which are tied to the second performer who is on the floor. A tap covers the floor in water.

Hyper-visual universe for a mythology of our time


Dimitris Papaioannou performs in his latest work, INK. This hyper-visual dance theatre is a succession of dream images at breakneck speed. Enter an enigmatic water world in which a duet transforms into a duel under the influence of mythical primal forces.

A man tries to bring order to his swamped universe: a fragile balancing act that only he can perform. Until a young visitor emerges from all that water. A nightmarish manhunt ensues, testing the limits of reality. Who is this intruder?

Expect floods of water, a golden wheat field, an octopus, and sci-fi horror vibes. A true master of visual spectacle, his sell out runs at Sadler’s Wells (The Great Tamer, Transverse Orientation) are a testament to his unique reputation.

Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

with the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

Header image © Julian Mommert
Image description: A dark background and stage with two performers, one standing, one lying on the floor. On the right is a tap which is spouting water onto a table. The water covers a lot of the floor. The standing performer is dressed in black and is holding a transparent ball in one hand, and ropes in the other hand. The ropes are tied to the lying down performer who is mostly naked with a synthetic octopus draped over him.

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The latest work of the Greek choreographer and director, famous for directing the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics
VOGUE ITALIA

Dimitris Papaioannou, a master of contradictions. He’ll create sublime tableaux and then puncture the moment with absurdity; and cross beauty with disgust, wonder and comedy
LYNDSEY WINSHIP
surrealist nightmares are rarely this much fun
EVENING STANDARD on The Great Tamer
Papaioannou is without doubt one of the foremost important choreographers in the world
LE FIGARO

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Post-show talk
In conversation Dimitris Papaioannou and Sir Alistair Spalding CBE. BSL interpreted.

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