Dimitris Papaioannou, Athens, Greece
Director: Dimitris Papaioannou
55 minutes, without breaks.
The guardian of a dark, flooded universe tries to maintain order. It is a fragile balancing act only he can perform. The intrusion of a visitor from the bowels of the earth disrupts his solitary existence, introducing tenderness and torment, to the point of cruelty. In a duet that soon escalates into a duel, Dimitris Papaioannou, 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... unless it is us trying to escape our own subconscious?
Set + Costume Design: Dimitris Papaioannou
Commissioned and co-produced by Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale + Fondazione I Teatri / Festival Aperto – Reggio Emilia
Tour co-produced by the Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023, Sadler's Wells London, and MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports