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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

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
surrealist nightmares are rarely this much fun
Papaioannou is without doubt one of the foremost important choreographers in the world

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