Inspired by the final opera of Claudio Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Christian Spuck choreographed POPPEA//POPPEA which was included among the 10 top productions of the season 2009/10 by the British trade magazine Dance Europe and earned Christian Spuck the German Theatre Prize THE FAUST 2011. Gauthier Dance is the dance ensemble of Theaterhaus Stuttgart with ten uniquely talented dancers under the direction of the choreographer, dancer and musician Eric Gauthier. Founded in 2007 the company has rapidly cut a niche for itself in the international dance scene. Gauthier Dance`s trademark is ambitious choreographies characterized by their humor, originality and technical virtuosity. That has led to sold-out shows and euphoria from public and press alike. Wherever the company appears they are greeted with enthusiasm and immediately booked for follow-up shows. Gauthier Dance can count more international appearances than many other German dance ensembles. For his rapid rise to feted choreographer and artistic director of the Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Eric Gauthier has been awarded the German Dance Prize »Future« 2011 for choreography. Since then both ballet critics and prominent representatives of the contemporary dance scene have claimed Gauthier as one of their own.
A production of Theaterhaus Stuttgart in co-production with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and in cooperation with Theater Bonn, Schauburg München and Achtfeld GmbH Berlin. A full 2D and 3D version have been produced.
Choregraphed by Christian Spuck for Gauthier Dance; Emma Ryott, stage and costume designer; Reinhard Traub lighting; Dunja Funke, dramaturge
Music by Martin Donner, Claudio Monteverdi and others
Director: Niko Vialkowitsch
Produced by EuroArts Music in co-production with RBB, NHK, SMG
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