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Papaioannou Presents "Stil Life" at OCC

Dimitris Papaioannou enthralls audiences at the Onassis Cultural Center with his newest work Still Life, reminding us that art can conjure magic from the most bare essentials.

 

he internationally celebrated artist Dimitris Papaioannou makes his OCC debut with his much-anticipated new work. What has this multi-talented artist got in store for us this time, as he presents his newest work Still Life, presented at the Onassis Cultural Center, 23 May - 8 June & 18-22 June 2014?

Whether he is working in Olympic-sized stadiums, old factory warehouses or plush theatres, the choreographer, director and visual artist who left his mark on the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics in 2004, continues to spirit us away to austerely beautiful, densely symbolic worlds.

In this, his latest work, he goes back to where everything starts--the body—and reminds us that art can conjure magic out of the most minimal of means. And the audience watches on, entranced.

With: Aristides Servetalis, Drossos Skotis, Michael Theophanous, Argyris Pandazaras, Kalliopi Simou, PavlinaAndriopoulou and Dimitris Papaioannou

Visual Concept - Direction - Costume & Lighting Design : Dimitris Papaioannou
Sound Composition:
Giorgos Poulios
Sets designed in collaboration with
Dimitris Theodoropoulos and Sofia Dona.
Sculpture Design - Set Painting:
Nectarios Dionysatos
Costumes designed in collaboration with
Vassilia Rozana.
Assistant Director - Head of Production:
Tina Papanikolaou
Technical Director - Production Manager:
Georgios Bambanaras
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre

23 May - 8 June & 18-22 June 2014 20:30 Main Stage

Who is Dimitris Papaioannou?

Born in Athens in 1964. Trained with the painter Yannis Tsarouchis. Worked as a painter, performer, comics artist, choreographer and director. A founding member of Edafos Dance Theatre (1986-2002), he conceived, directed and choreographed all of the company's productions. Conceived and directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. In 2006, he created the work "2", and in 2008 presented "MEDEA2". In 2009, he co-curated the "HEAVEN LIVE" exhibition at the 2nd Athens Biennial with Zafos Xagoraris, and inaugurated the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre with the work "NOWHERE". He spent Spring 2010 in New York on a Fulbright Artist's Scholarship. Returning to Athens, he staged "K.K.", a concert with video projections for 13 poems by Constantine Cavafy set to music by Lena Platonos. In 2011, he created the six-hour theatrical installation "INSIDE". At the Athens Festival 2012, he presented his latest work "PRIMAL MATTER", appearing as a performer for the first time in ten years. The work has since been performed in Thessaloniki, New York, Edinburgh and Moscow, and was presented again at the Athens Festival in 2013 for a run of 26 performances.