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Dimitris Papaioannou

Born in Athens in 1964. Trained with the painter Yannis Tsarouchis. He has 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 “MEDEA(2)”. In 2009, he 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 C.P. Cavafy set to music by Lena Platonos. In 2011, he created the six-hour theatrical installation “INSIDE”. At the Athens Festival 2012, he presented his latest work “PRIMAL MATTER”, appearing as a performer for the first time in ten years. The work ha

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