The world is dark and flooded. It could be an unknown planet or a black hole. Materials shine and reflect each other, and effects of transparency create illusions and blur our vision. And the flowing water keeps throwing little bolts of lightning… In the middle, a man. He seems to be working to organise, maintain, and contain… but what? Then it’s the accident: a visitor intruding from below upsets this unknowable organisation. There ensue turmoil, tenderness, even cruelty. “It’s first and foremost the story of an ‘Annunciation,’ in a way, that of an angel or a devil.” With this duo which quickly turns into a duel, Dimitris Papaioannou, accompanied by Šuka Horn, plumbs the depths of reality and flirts with the codes of science-fiction and horror. “The space in front of us could be post-apocalyptic or a space of beginnings: the beginning of life, the apparition of desire…” By turning his show Ink into a nightmarish manhunt, the choreographer and plastic artist explores the question of the complexity of equilibriums and of the suffering to which the human subconscious exposes us. Are we always fleeing before ourselves?
With Šuka Horn + Dimitris Papaioannou
Set + Costume Design Dimitris Papaioannou Lighting Design Stephanos Droussiotis + Dimitris Papaioannou Sound Design David Blouin Music Antonio Vivaldi, Donald Novis, Gustav Mahler, Isham Jones, Leo Rapitis, Nick Cave, Sofia Vempo
Creative - Executive Producer + Assistant Director Tina Papanikolaou Assistant Director Stephanos Droussiotis Technical Director Manolis Vitsaxakis Tour Manager – International Relations – Photo – Video Julian Mommert
Produced by 2WORKS Commissioned and co-produced by Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale + Fondazione I Teatri / Festival Aperto – Reggio Emilia Tour co-produced by Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall With the support of the Centre hellénique de Paris for the 75th edition of the Festival d’Avignon
CANCELLATION : We are sorry to inform ou that the team of INK by Dimitris Papaioannou will not be able to come to the Festival d'Avignon. Several members are sick of Covid-19 or contacts. All the dates from 20 to 25 July are cancelled. Spectators will be automatically reimbursed.