Dimitris Papaioannou (GR): Transverse Orientation
TANEC PRAHA 2021 / Událost sezony
The New StageApproximate running time
1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission
Held within the 33rd International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA 2021
For the first time ever Prague will welcome an icon of contemporary Greek choreography Dimitris Papaioannou in a highly visual physical work, an ode as well as a farewell to our ancestors, bringing us with ease and sensitivity back to basic human values.
In this highly visual physical work, Dimitris Papaioannou, an icon of contemporary Greek choreography, asks questions about the nature of humanity and the direction of our civilization. In the foreground of the production Transverse Orientation is the light, beauty, power of the human body and the archetype of the bull – the legendary Minotaur. It’s an ode as well as a farewell to our ancestors. In its way, it breaks down surviving patterns while also creating new ones, liberating itself from a violent, antiquated power. With ease and sensitivity, it brings us back to basic human values. Prague will welcome this exceptional artist for the first time ever.
Production of: ONASSIS STEGI, | created to be first performed at: ONASSIS STEGI 2021
Co-production: Festival d'Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, Dance Umbrella / Sadler's Wells Theatre, Fondazione Campania dei Festival - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Grec Festival de Barcelona, Holland Festival – Amsterdam, Luminato (Toronto) / TO Live, New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Saitama Arts Theatre / ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris / Théâtre du Châtelet, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance
With the support of: Festival Aperto (Reggio Emilia), Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), New Baltic Dance Festival, ONE DANCE WEEK Festival, P.P. Culture Enterprises Ltd, TANEC PRAHA International Dance Festival, Teatro della Pergola – Firenze, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale
Funded by: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Supporter of Dimitris Papaioannou’s work: MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL
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