SynopsisPOPPEA//POPPEA is inspired by Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera 'L'incoronazione di Poppea' which centres on the marriage of Emperor Nero and Poppaea Sabina. Even by today’s standards, the plot gives a stark depiction of the greed for power and the illusions of love at the court of the Roman imperator. To make way for Poppea, the empress Ottavia and her counsellor Seneca are murdered by Nero. In the end, everything succumbs to the violence of a completely amoral 'love'.
The first full-length piece produced by Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart earned Christian Spuck the German Theatre Prize THE FAUST as Best Choreographer. After its dernière on stage last summer, the production has a second life on screen, filmed by director Nikolai Vialkowitsch in almost physically tangible 3D.