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Gauthier Dance: POPPEA // POPPEA

Christian Spuck // Eric Gauthier // Anneleen Dedroog // Miriam Gronwald // Anna Süheyla Harms //
Maria Prat Balasch // Rosario Guerra // Florian Lochner // William Moragas //
David Stiven Valencia Martinez // Tars Vandebeek

For this production, Christian Spuck was inspired by Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea. The story of the marriage of the Emperor Nero and Poppea Sabina still brings a chill to audiences today, portraying as it does the cruel lust for power and passion at the court of the Roman ruler. In the end, all succumb to the elemental force of a totally amoral idea of «love», and the boundaries between reality and fiction become blurred. What began as a game becomes deadly serious when the explosive mix of emotions reveals its fateful consequences. Christian Spuck has created a compelling piece of experimental choreography from this remarkable opera plot, producing a ballet which incorporates film and spoken elements.

ICMA Nomination 2015

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
83 mins
Details running time
78 mins (Performance), 5 mins (Bonus)
English, French, German
Booklet notes
English, French, German
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