Poppea // Poppea dance piece. Original choreography by Christian Spuck based on Monteverdi's opera L'Incoronazione di Poppea. Music by Martin Donner, Claudio Monteverdi, Robert Schumann, Emiliana Torrini, Cat Power, John Paul von Westhoff, and Geminiani. Performed 2013 by Gauthier Dance, the dance company of Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Stars Eric Gauthier, Anneleen Dedroog, Miriam Gronwald, Anna Harms, Maria Prat Balasch, Rosario Guerra, Florian Lochner, William Moragas, David Valencia Martinez, and Tars Vondebeek. Set design by Emma Ryott; dramaturgy by Dunja Funke. Directed for TV by Nikolai Vialkowitsch at Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Although the back cover says nothing about this, our best information is that this disc will play in 2D or 3D. Initial PR about this title stated that sound is in PCM stereo and 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio. But the back cover says the sound is in stereo only.
This is an avant-gard production with film and spoken elements; it earned a "Der Faust" theater prize in Germany. We stated earlier that 3D is dead in fine-art productions except for ballet and dance, where the benefits can outweigh the trouble involved in producing and watching a 3D show. We hope this disc has surround sound. Normally, we exclude titles with stereo sound only. But we make exceptions for documentaries and dance titles that appear to offer high-quality material otherwise. Grade: Help!
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