Past Event

Location Info:

UCLA, Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr.
Westwood, CA  90024
Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou takes on all the big mysteries of life and death with his ambitious performance piece The Great Tamer. The stage's floor buckles and rises in overlapping layers, much like the crust of the Earth itself, as naked dancers lift one another up and seem to walk vertically in space or erupt from the ground like sun-starved new plants. An enigmatic astronaut appears from nowhere, skeletons crumble like the embodiment of time itself, dancers' shoes sprout roots tethering them to the stage, and the performers re-enact famous paintings with an inventive interplay of limbs and props to the strains of Strauss' The Blue Danube.


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