Dimitris Papaioannou gained early recognition as a painter and comic illustrator before his focus shifted to the performing arts as a director, choreographer, performer and a designer of sets, costumes, makeup and lighting. Papaioannou became widely known internationally as the mastermind behind the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Papaioannou's iconic production NOWHERE was commissioned by the Greek National Theater. NOWHERE was originally conceived as a site-specific project, where the space itself was choreographed by programming new stage mechanisms. A group of humans confronted the spatial challenges created, measuring space with their bodies. A meditation on the very nature of theatre, NOWHERE explores the concept of performance as a machine that mirrors human life.
NOWHERE– Director’s Cut
Created, filmed + edited by Dimitris PAPAIOANNOU
Editing of the full performance video co-commissioned by the DANCE UMBRELLA FESTIVAL (London, United Kingdom), and RUHRFESTSPIELE RECKLINGHAUSEN (Recklinghausen, Germany)
With the support of TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA – FIRENZE (Florence, Italy), SAITAMA ARTS THEATRE (Saitama, Japan), and the NATIONAL THEATER & CONCERT HALL (Taipei, Taiwan).
Produced by 2WORKS
Dimitris Papaioannou is supported by MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL