Life, Death and Everything in Between: ‘The Great Tamer’ By Dimitris Papaioannou

Why We Recommend it

Hailed a masterpiece, Greek visual artist Dimitris Papaioannou’s ‘The Great Tamer’ imbues life with magic through innovative choreography and stunning optical illusions.


In Papaioannou’s surreal show, performers pause in tableaux, recalling sculptures and paintings of great masters, such as Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, Michelangelo’s David, and Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.  In these scenes, familiarity collides with the unknown and unexplored, allowing viewers to wrestle with their thoughts and emotions. Nudity is used to punctuate moments of gravity and absurdity, helping to evoke the full spectrum of life. In the midst of a successful international run, including at the famed Festival d’Avignon in the south of France, The Great Tamer features ten performers who seamlessly join to look into the deepest, darkest parts of the human soul.

Following the overwhelming response from the Hong Kong public, all tickets for ‘The Great Tamer’ are sold out. An extra show will be held at 7:45pm on 13 June 2019.



When: 13 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019 Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre – 10 Salisbury Road – Tsim Sha Tsui