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INK

Dimitris Papaioannou

NEW VERSION – ITALIAN PREMIERE

Running time 60’

When it comes to Dimitris Papaioannou, the definition of “author” could hardly be more fitting: a hallmark brand invariably recognisable. In INK, the guardian of a dark, flooded universe tries to maintain order. It is a fragile balancing act. The intrusion of a visitor from the bowels of the earth disrupts his solitary existence, introducing both gentleness and cruelty. In a duet that soon shades into a duel, the great Greek artist – accompanied by the fascinating dancer Šuka Horn – probes the limits of reality through the filters of science fiction and horror. The result is a gripping chase, a nightmarish manhunt.
In 2021, INK received the Ubu Award for best foreign show presented in Italy.

A leading light in contemporary creation, Greek painter, illustrator and now established choreographer, Dimitris Papaioannou captivates audiences around the world with monumental stage works in which each tableau is an aesthetic revelation. His theater fuses experimental dance, physical theater and performance into surreal, dreamlike and immersive shows. Papaioannou currently lives and works in Athens. His works have been presented at festivals and theaters in Europe, Asia, Australia, and America. Among many awards, he received the European Theater Prize (2017), two Emmy Awards nominations (2016), and two Olivier Awards nominations (2019, 2022).

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The performance is recommended for adult audiences

Credits

created (concept, direction, sets, costumes, lights) by: Dimitris Papaioannou
dressed man: Dimitris Papaioannou
nude man: Šuka Horn
music: Kornilios Selamsis
sound design: David Blouin
lighting design: Lucien Laborderie, Stephanos Droussiotis
creative and executive producer, assistant director: Tina Papanikolaou
associate director: Haris Fragoulis
performers’ physical training: Šuka Horn
photographs, cinematography: Julian Mommert
music recorded by: Teodor Currentzis, musicAeterna orchestra
name of the play given by: Aggelos Mendis
octopuses created by: Nectarios Dionysatos
visual design associate: Evangelos Xenodochidis
international relations, communications manager, tour programmer: Julian Mommert
technical director: Manolis Vitsaxakis
stage manager, sound engineer: David Blouin
props master, stage manager: Tzela Christopoulou
lighting programmer: Lucien Laborderie
stage technician, rigger: Aggelos Katsolias
executive production: 2WORKS (in collaboration with: POLYPLANITY PRODUCTIONS)
executive production associate: Vicky Strataki
executive production assistant: Kali Kavvatha
first version of INK commissioned and co-produced in 2020 by: Torinodanza Festival – Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro nazionale, Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia – Festival Aperto 
final version of INK and international tour co-produced by: Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023, Sadler’s Wells London, MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL (with the support of: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports)
Dimitris Papaioannou is artist in residence at MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL

Calendar

Saturday, February 11 2023, 6.30pm
Sunday, February 12 2023, 3.00pm

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