In January 2021, choreographer Emanuel Gat and his company found themselves in a dance studio in Metz; performances that had already been planned were cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead of despairing over the situation, Gat developed a crazy idea. In only ten days, he created an entirely new piece.
ACT II & III is a choreographic and theatrical investigation that unfolds parallel to the historic 1965 recording of the second and third acts of Puccini’s “Tosca”, conducted by Georges Prêtre and interpreted by Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi and Tito Gobbi. Instead of illustrating the world-famous libretto and its characters, the independent choreography uncovers the opera’s many musical layers and – sustained by an outstanding ensemble of dancers – intimately and powerfully evokes existential themes such as love, betrayal, jealousy, hope, death, war and persecution.
Es muss in einer Art Rausch entstanden sein, es fließt, es wirkt so einfach und organisch.