A New Performance By The Great Dimitris Papaioannou Launches One Dance Week

The latest stage work by Dimitris Papaioannou will be presented in Plovdiv on 11 - 12 October 2021. All purchased tickets are valid without revalidation.

When: 9, 10, 11  and 12th October 2021 at 8 pm

Where: Boris Hristov House of Culture in Plovdiv at 15 William Gladstone Str

Tickets: at the EasyPay ticket offices nationwide, as well as online from EpayGoAll already purchased tickets are automatically valid for the new dates of the performances, without the need for revalidation:

Tickets for the show, purchased for September 3, 2020, are automatically valid for the presentation on October 9, 2021.
Tickets for the show, purchased for September 4, 2020, are automatically valid for the presentation on October 10, 2021.
Tickets for the show, purchased for May 15, 2021, are automatically valid for the presentation on October 11, 2021.
Tickets for the show, purchased for May 16, 2021, are automatically valid for the presentation on October 12, 2021.




Age: +18 

TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION (2021) / a new work by Dimitris Papaioannou / trailer from Dimitris Papaioannou on Vimeo.

The world-famous choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou will return to Plovdiv on 9 - 12 October 2021 with one of the biggest productions in the history of dance art.

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Following the grandiose worldwide success of THE GREAT TAMER, which has toured all continents and been presented at ONE DANCE WEEK 2018, Dimitris Papaioannou, the star of the international dance scene, will create his largest performance to date.


Transverse Orientation (2021)

Conceived – Visualized + Directed by Dimitris Papaioannou

With Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Šuka Horn, Jan Möllmer, Breanna O’Mara, Tina Papanikolaou, Łukasz Przytarski, Christos Strinopoulos, Michalis Theophanous

Music: Antonio Vivaldi

Set Design: Tina Tzoka & Loukas Bakas

Sound Composition + Design: Coti K. 

Costume Design: Aggelos Mendis

Collaborative Lighting Designer: Stephanos Droussiotis

Music Supervisor: Stephanos Droussiotis

Sculptures + Special Constructions – Props: Nectarios Dionysatos  

Mechanical Inventions : Dimitris Korres 

Creative – Executive Producer + Assistant Director: Tina Papanikolaou

Assistant Directors + Rehearsal Directors: Pavlina Andriopoulou & Drossos Skotis

Assistant to the Set Designers: Tzela Christopoulou

Assistant to the Sound Composer: Martha Kapazoglou

Assistant to the Costume Designer: Aella Tsilikopoulou

Special Constructions – Props Assistant: Eva Tsambasi

Photography + Cinematography: Julian Mommert

Technical Director: Manolis Vitsaxakis

Assistant to the Technical Director Marios Karaolis

Stage Manager – Sound Engineer + Props Constructions: David Blouin  

Props Master: Tzela Christopoulou

Lighting Programmer: Stephanos Droussiotis

Costumes Construction: Litsa Moumouri, Efi Karantasiou, Islam Kazi

Stage Technicians: Kostas Kakoulidis, Evgenios Anastopoulos, Panos Koutsoumanis

Lighting Constructions: Miltos Athanasiou

Silicone Baby made by Joanna Bobrzynska-Gomes

Props Team : Natalia Fragkathoula, Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Timothy Laskaratos, Anastasis Meletis, Antonis Vassilakis

Executive Production: 2WORKS in collaboration with POLYPLANITY Productions 

Executive Production Associate: Vicky Strataki 

Executive Production Assistant: Kali Kavvatha

Props Production Manager: Pavlina Andriopoulou

International Relations + Communications Manager: Julian Mommert

A production of ONASSIS STEGI 

To be first performed at ONASSIS STEGI (2021)

Co-Produced by: 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 / Théatre 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 the: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Dimitris Papaioannou’s work is supported by MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL

Born in Athens in 1964, Dimitris Papaioannou gained early recognition as a painter and comics artist, before his focus shifted to the performing arts, as director, choreographer, performer, and designer of sets, costumes, make up, and lighting. He was a student of the iconic Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis. For 17 years he created original stage productions, hybrids of physical theatre, experimental dance, and performance art in his Edafos Dance Theatre.

Papaioannou became widely known as the creator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Athens Olympic Games (2004) and the first European Games in Baku (2015). He is actively directing avant-garde productions for big theatres in Greece and Europe.

ONE DANCE WEEK is organized by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts. For more information, follow @onedanceweek on Facebook and Instagram, as well as on ONE DANCE WEEK 2020 - 2021 is part of the Plovdiv 2019's Legacy programme.

Read an interview with Dimitris Papaioannou on Airserbia from March 2021:


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