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DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU — THE GREAT TAMER

Dimitris Papaioannou started out as a painter and comics artist, but now he does it all—director, choreographer, performer, costumer, and set and lighting designer.

Last year he premiered Since She at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the first choreographer invited to do so since Bausch’s death.

THE GREAT TAMER—his mysterious evening-length performance work in its U.S. premiere this week at Royce Hall—is a dreamlike journey through time and the underworld, with references to Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s David, the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, and Kubrick’s use of “The Blue Danube.”

Performers for the Los Angeles and Ann Arbor dates include Pavlina Andriopoulou, Costas Chrysafidis, Dimitris Kitsos, Ioannis Michos, Evangelia Randou, Kalliopi Simou, Drossos Skotis, Christos Strinopoulos, Yorgos Tsiantoulas, and Alex Vangelis.

DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU—THE GREAT TAMER

Friday, January 11, at 8 pm.

Royce Hall, UCLA

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles.

Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, at 8 pm.

Power Center, University of Michigan

121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor.

The Great Tamer. All photographs by Julian Mommert.

PINA BAUSCH’S NEFÉS

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This week in Paris, Tanztheater Wuppertal will perform Pina Bausch’s NEFÉS.

“During her travels, Bausch loved nothing better than to immerse herself totally using all her senses in the towns where she stayed. The interplay of light and shade on the Bosphorus, the colors and scents of the flamboyant metropolis of Istanbul, at the crossroads of so many beliefs, inspired this ballet in the early 2000s…

“This immersive show is striking in its power, energy, and emotional message which connects with everyone, be they dancer or spectator.”*

 

TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL—NEFÉS, through July 12.

THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES, 15 avenue Montaigne, 8th, Paris.

theatrechampselysees.fr/en/tanztheater-wuppertal

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Pina Bausch Wuppertal TanztheaterNefés. Photograph by Ursula Kaufmann.

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