• ABOUT
    • Co-artistic directors Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman established the Athens (Greece) based company JUKSTA (aka) Jukstapoz in early 2010.

      The choreographic duo creates multilayered atmospheres and other-worldly mise en scenè, to make work that balances both chaos and harmony upon a body of symbolist, fable-like beauty. The constant aesthetic inquiry into sensory experiences, both intimate and shared, results from deconstructing narratives and juxtaposition of associated ideas, characters and concepts placed side by side compared and contrasted.

      As the recipient of multiple international commissions, the co-directors have choreographed and collaborated at various, theatres, institutions, festivals and companies worldwide, among others -
      Götenburgs Operans Danskompani, Teatro Alla Scala, Sadlers Wells, Salzburg Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Tasdance Australia, Kalamata International Dance Festival.
      The team's continued vision is engagement with a highly versatile range of platforms from contemporary dance, ballet, opera, theatre, music, fashion, film and involvement with educational and pedagogical training.

      ​Jukstapoz continuously strives to establish lasting foundations that uphold its vision and commitment to collaborative practices. Mutually respectful, trust-based engagements continue to be invaluable for every creative outcome the company engages with.

      [email protected]
  • PHOTO
  • PLATFORMS
    • Götenburgs Operans Danskompani .
      Teatro Alla Scala .
      Salzburg Festspiele .
      NeedCompany .
      Venice Biennale .
      Wiener Staatsoper.
      Sadlers Wells .
      Onassis Cultural Centre Athens .
      NTM - National Theater Mannheim .
      Athens Epidaurus Festival .
      Kalamata International Dance Festival .
      Theater in der Jozefstadt.
      Arc for Dance .
      Theater Kiel .
      TicTac Art Centre .
      Creative Producer Indiindi .
      Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater .
      Tasdance Australia .
      Greek Ministry of Culture .
      New York Battery Dance Festival .
      Salzburg Landestheater .
      53rd Dimitria Festival Thessaloniki .
      The New Dance Festival Beijing .
      Sziget Festival .
      Jasmin Vardimon (JV2) .
      Linz Tanzhafenfestival .
      AN-TRE Program.
      Beijing Academy of Dance .
      Spider Festival .
      Too Far East.
      B12 .
      Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance .
      Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts .
      National School of Dance Greece .
      West Australian Academy of Performing Arts .
      Iceland University of the Arts .
      Fontys Dance Academy .
      Dot504 Company Prague .
      Beijing BNU Dance Festival .
      The Place London .
      Festival Deltebre Dansa .
      Singapore M1Dance Festival .
      IMEROS Organisation Cultural Development .
      Ravnedans Festival .
      Dan.c.ce Cultural Centre .
      Greenwich Dance .
      203Y Dance Theatre China .
      Dance New Amsterdam .
      Strut Dance Australia .
      LaborGras Studio Berlin .
      Jette Studio Brussels .
      Spanski Borci Dance Festival .
      Disney Hong Kong .

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

SALZBURG FESTSPIELE 2018
WIENER STAATSOPER 2021

Shortly before his death, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) composed with the sensual love story L'incoronazione di Poppea one of the most notable operas of all time. For the first time, the story of an opera was not based on myths, legends or invented events, as it did in the Renaissance, but on historical events. Like his contemporary William Shakespeare, Monteverdi brought credible characters to the stage, with human weaknesses and passions. For this purpose, Monteverdi also established the so-called seconda pratica, in which the music became the servant of the text and was guided by the libretto. Action and feeling came to the fore in this way.
Operas tell about the meaning of love and life and the meaning of death.

  • Conductor
  • William Christie
  • Direction
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Choreography
  • Jan Lauwers, Paul Blackman
  • Concept
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Music
  • Claudio Monteverdi
  • Costume Designer
  • Lot Lemm & Barkey
  • Lighting Designer
  • Ken Hioco
  • Dramaturgy
  • Elke Janssens
  • Set Designer
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Photographer
  • © Maarten Vanden Abeele
  • Cast
  • Sonya Yoncheva, Poppea Kate Lindsey, Nerone Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Ottavia Carlo Vistoli, Ottone Renato Dolcini, Seneca Ana Quintans, Virtù / Drusilla Marcel Beekman, Nutrice / Famigliare I Dominique Visse, Arnalta Lea Desandre, Amore / Valletto Tamara Banjesevic, Fortuna / Damigella Claire Debono, Pallade / Venere Alessandro Fisher, Lucano / Soldato I / Tribuno / Famigliare II Davic Webb, Liberto / Soldato II / Tribuno Padraic Rowan, Littore / Console I / Famigliare III Virgile Ancely, Mercurio / Console II Needcompany Sarah Lutz - Solo dancer Dancers of BODHI PROJECT and SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance Les Arts Florissants
  • Conductor
  • William Christie
  • Direction
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Choreography
  • Jan Lauwers, Paul Blackman
  • Concept
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Music
  • Claudio Monteverdi
  • Costume Designer
  • Lot Lemm & Barkey
  • Lighting Designer
  • Ken Hioco
  • Dramaturgy
  • Elke Janssens
  • Set Designer
  • Jan Lauwers
  • Photographer
  • © Maarten Vanden Abeele
  • Cast
  • Sonya Yoncheva, Poppea Kate Lindsey, Nerone Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Ottavia Carlo Vistoli, Ottone Renato Dolcini, Seneca Ana Quintans, Virtù / Drusilla Marcel Beekman, Nutrice / Famigliare I Dominique Visse, Arnalta Lea Desandre, Amore / Valletto Tamara Banjesevic, Fortuna / Damigella Claire Debono, Pallade / Venere Alessandro Fisher, Lucano / Soldato I / Tribuno / Famigliare II Davic Webb, Liberto / Soldato II / Tribuno Padraic Rowan, Littore / Console I / Famigliare III Virgile Ancely, Mercurio / Console II Needcompany Sarah Lutz - Solo dancer Dancers of BODHI PROJECT and SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance Les Arts Florissants
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 26 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 tutti c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 23 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer sonyayoncheva c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 24 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer sonyayoncheva c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea 188471950 10165481854500717 1086573783062883816 n
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 15 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer anaquintans c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 07 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018  orchestra c sf maarten vanden abeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 03 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 katelindsey sonyayoncheva c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 22 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer sarah lutz c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 02 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 eftychiastefanou c sf maartenvandenabeele
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 01 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer carlovistoli sonyayoncheva dominiquevisse
l'incoronazione di poppea hires 16 lincoronazionedipoppea 2018 taenzer carlovistoli c sf maartenvandenabeele