Jane Gingell

Jane specialises in Period Opera, Theatre and Dance. She is available as a stage director, choreographer, dance teacher and baroque gesture coach. She is also happy to work with groups to create new performance programmes and re-creations. Jane has MA degrees from Cambridge and London Universities, and has worked extensively in Europe since 1984. Recent research interests include Purcell’s stage works, and the opera-ballets of Campra.

She has both directed and choreographed many operas, including Campra’s “L’Europe Galante”, Rameau’s “Anacréon”, and Purcell’s “Dido” and “King Arthur”, and has staged works by Handel including “Ariodante”, “Serse” and “Rinaldo”. Jane also re-creates and stages rarely performed court entertainments from the past – such as the Stuart Court Masques “The Masque of Gray’s Inn” and “The Lords’Masque”, the Queen Christina ballet “La Naissance de la Paix”, and the Lithuanian Jesuit Masque “Sylviludia”.

As a choreographer, Jane has worked with Philip Pickett’s New London Consort, Steven Stubbs’ Tragicomedia, Andris Veismanis and the Latvia National Opera, and the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble. Timedance is Jane’s performing group; recent concerts include a programme of Spanish Baroque Dance, and a production at Stockholm’s 18th century Confidencen theatre on the life of baroque ballerina Marie Sallé. Jane is the author of “The Renaissance Dance Book”.

Work in 2013 includes directing and choreographing a fully staged production of the Stuart court entertainment  "Lord Hay's Masque" in Wrocław.

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