DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU

ΔΗΜΉΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΪΩΆΝΝΟΥ
ДИМИТРИСОМ ПАПАИОАННУ

NOWHERE
This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH

DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU  NOWHERE

source: clicrbs

A onda bacana da foto acima é uma das cenas de Nowhere, espetáculo grego de dança contemporânea que traz no elenco o ator e bailarino gaúcho TADEU LIESENFELD (no centro da foto, atrás da bailarina nua). A montagem reabriu em outubro o Teatro Nacional em Atenas, fechado por oito anos para reformas, e tem direção do consagrado coreógrafo Dimitris Papaioannou — diretor artístico da cerimônia de abertura da Olimpíada de 2004 na capital grega.

O porto-alegrense Liesenfeld integrou a premiada encenação da diretora Patrícia Fagundes do Sonho de uma Noite de Verão, de William Shakespeare, antes de ir para a Alemanha estudar dança na Folkwang Hochschule. De lá, transferiu-se para a Grécia, onde integra atualmente o corpo de baile da companhia de Papaioannou.

Aclamada pela crítica e pelo público, a coreografia Nowhere interage com os novos equipamentos do tradicional teatro ateniense reformado, convidando o público a literalmente aparecer em cena — como eram duas sessões por dia, a plateia da segunda apresentação entrava ainda durante a última parte da performance de abertura, acomodando-se no palco mesmo. Nessa exploração pela maquinaria do teatro, os 26 bailarinos chegam até a dançar dependurados na grelha de luzes presa no teto…
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source: beautifulsavage

NOWHERE was created by DIMITRIS PAPAIOANNOU in 2009 to inaugurate the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.

This central scene is dedicated to the memory of PINA BAUSCH.

NOWHERE explores the nature of the theatrical stage itself, a spatial mechanism continually transformed and redefined by the human presence to denote any place, and yet designed to be a non-place. 26 performers measure and mark out the space using their bodies, pitting themselves against its dimensions and technical capabilities in a site-specific performance that can be presented nowhere else.
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source: dimitrispapaioannou

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 “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. In 2014 he presented his latest work “STILL LIFE” at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens.He conceived and directed the Opening Ceremony of the Baku 2015 European Games.
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source: vimeo

Dimitris Papaioannou was born in Athens in 1964. He trained with legendary Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis. At the age of 19, he turned his hand to comics art, and to contemporary dance in all its aspects (as a performer—director—costume, set and lighting designer).
A founding member of the ground-breaking “Edafos Dance Theatre”, he created all 17 of the company’s productions. “Edafos Dance Theatre” (1986-2002) left an indelible mark on the contemporary Greek arts scene, garnering awards and invitations to appear at international festivals, and attracting a devoted following with long performance runs on major Athenian stages.
In 2004, Dimitris Papaioannou became more widely known as the creator of the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Diving back, post-Games, into his personal creative mythologies, he presented 2 in 2006 and revived MEDEA in 2008.
2009 saw his research head in a new direction, towards the greatest possible simplicity and the reformulation of elemental stage materials. In this spirit, he created NOWHERE (2009), INSIDE (2011), and PRIMAL MATTER (2012), a work constructed from next to nothing that opened the door to international audiences once more. His latest work, STILL LIFE (2014), sprang from this same laboratory.
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source: barbarapicci

Raramente vi ho parlato di danza, se non in riferimento alla fotografia. Stavolta invece vi voglio proporre un video, ma non uno qualsiasi. Si tratta infatti della parte centrale di un balletto ideato dal coreografo greco Dimitris Papaioannou ed eseguito nel 2009 al Teatro Nazionale Greco di Atene in occasione della riapertura del palcoscenico principale dopo un restauro. Ciò che lo rende particolarmente degno di riguardo per una che con la danza ci ha litigato alla nascita, non è solo l’innegabile pregio coreografico, ma soprattutto il suo essere terribilmente lirico ed evocativo. Evocativo di cosa o chi mi direte? Di Pina Bausch e del suo teatro-danza naturalmente…
NOWHERE di Dimitris PapaioannouIl video vede 26 ballerini destreggiarsi in una performance site-specific che si lega al concetto di spazialità attraverso una danza che straborda nel teatro e viceversa. “Nowhere“, è questo il nome del lavoro, indaga il ruolo del palcoscenico teatrale che è destinato a diventare qualsiasi luogo e, allo stesso tempo e per sua stessa natura, nessun luogo o ancora ciò che vi è rappresentato non potrebbe esserlo altrove.
Vi lascio al video e alle sue onde, carezze denudanti di un intimo sperduto in cerca della sua spazialità emotiva.
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source: culturainquieta

En Ninguna Parte (Nowhere). Dedicado a la memoria de Pina Bausch. ¡Nos fascina este vídeo!

En Ninguna Parte (Nowhere) fue creado por Dimitris Papaioannou en 2009 con motivo de la inauguración el escenario principal del renovado Teatro Nacional griego en Atenas.

Esta escena central está dedicado a la memoria de Pina Bausch.

NINGUNA PARTE explora la naturaleza del propio escenario teatral, un mecanismo espacial transformado continuamente y redefinido por la presencia de individuos para denotar cualquier lugar y, sin embargo, diseñado para ser un no-lugar. 26 bailarines marcan el espacio usando sus cuerpos, enfrentandose a sí mismos en contra de sus dimensiones y capacidades técnicas.
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source: dimitrispapaioannou

Γεννήθηκε το 1964 στην Αθήνα. Μαθήτευσε κοντά στον Γιάννη Τσαρούχη. Εργάστηκε ως ζωγράφος, ερμηνευτής, δημιουργός κόμιξ, χορογράφος, σκηνοθέτης. Iδρυτικό μέλος της «Ομάδας Εδάφους» (1986-2002), συνέλαβε, σκηνοθέτησε και χορογράφησε όλες τις παραγωγές της. Συνέλαβε και σκηνοθέτησε τις Τελετές Έναρξης και Λήξης των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων ΑΘΗΝΑ 2004. Το 2006 δημιούργησε το έργο «2», και το 2008 παρουσίασε τη «ΜΗΔΕΙΑ2». Το 2009 επιμελήθηκε την έκθεση «HEAVEN LIVE» της 2ης Μπιενάλε της Αθήνας μαζί με τον Ζάφο Ξαγοράρη, και εγκαινίασε την ανακαινισμένη Κεντρική Σκηνή του Εθνικού Θεάτρου με το «ΠΟΥΘΕΝΑ». Το 2010 βρέθηκε στην Νέα Υόρκη με υποτροφία του Ιδρύματος Fulbright. Eπιστρέφοντας στην Αθήνα δημιούργησε το «Κ.Κ.», παρουσιάζοντας τη μουσική της Λένας Πλάτωνος πάνω σε 13 ποιήματα του Κωνσταντίνου Καβάφη. Τo 2011 δημιούργησε τη θεατρική εγκατάσταση «ΜΕΣΑ». Το 2012, στα πλαίσια του Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών, παρουσίασε για πρώτη φορά την «ΠΡΩΤΗ ΥΛΗ», παίρνοντας ξανά μετά από δέκα χρόνια το ρόλο του ερμηνευτή. Από τότε, το έργο έχει παρουσιαστεί στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στη Νέα Υόρκη, στο Εδιμβούργο και στη Μόσχα, και το 2013 παρουσιάστηκε πάλι στα πλαίσια του Φεστιβάλ Αθηνών για 26 παραστάσεις. To 2014 παρουσίασε το έργο «STILL LIFE» στη Στέγη Γραμμάτων & Τεχνών του Ιδρύματος Ωνάση. Συνέλαβε και σκηνοθέτησε την Τελετή Έναρξης των Ευρωπαϊκών Αγώνων του Μπακού 2015.