POPPEA // POPPEA by Christian Spuck, music by Donner, Monteverdi, Schumann, Torrini, Power, Westhoff, and Geminiani

Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

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Emma Ryott — Set designer, costume designer

Dunja Funke — Dramaturgy

Reinhard Traub — Lighting

Eric Gauthier — Dancer

Anneleen Dedroog — Dancer

Miriam Gronwald — Dancer

Anna Süheyla Harms — Dancer

Maria Prat Balasch — Dancer

Rosario Guerra — Dancer

Florian Lochner — Dancer

William Moragas — Dancer

David Stiven Valencia Martinez — Dancer

Tars Vandebeek — Dancer

Program notes

Revisit the story of Poppea, wife of infamous Roman emperor Nero in an award-winning reimagining by visionary German choreographer Christian Spuck on the stage of the Theaterhaus Stuttgart! The theatre's dynamic Gauthier Dance, founded in 2010 and already a notable name on the international dance scene, offer a vibrant interpretation of the legend, led by the incredible Eric Gauthier, in which the role of music is indispensable. In a chiaroscuro visual atmosphere imbued with cinematic grandeur, the graceful movements of the dancers blend with melodies and harmonies by a marvelously wide-ranging and eclectic selection of musical talents—from Monteverdi and Schubert to Emilíana Torrini and Cat Power—bring life and intensity to this timeless drama.

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