The Great Tamer

Dimitris Papaioannou2017-05-24

Holland Festival

Holland Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theatre performance The Great Tamer by Dimitris Papaioannou, programmed at Holland Festival 2017.
A human is being dug out, it is worshipped, captured in stone, cannibalised, and searched for. The Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou employs the human body in most of his work. In his physical theatre – without text or music – he looks for the essence of humanity, beyond the body. Papaioannou does not see himself as a dancer or a choreographer, but as a visual artist – a painter on the stage who uses the human body in all its versatility. He takes minimal resources to create worlds of astounding beauty, to imbue life with the magic we so desperately need.


  • Title: The Great Tamer
  • Creator Lifespan: 1964
  • Creator Nationality: Greek
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Creator Birth Place: Athens, Greece
  • Date: 2017-05-24
  • director: Dimitris Papaioannou
  • Type: Theatre
  • Rights: Photo: Julian Mommert

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