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 the University of Cambridge and the University of London, 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 "Lord Hay's Masque, “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 many early music specialists, including 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; productions include a programme on the life of baroque ballerina Marie Sallé; "Mr. Pepys and Mr. Pembleton"; and a baroque ballet to Telemann's "Wassermusik".

Jane is also dedicated to the training of young, emerging performers, and over the years has made long collaborations with University groups in Tartu, Uppsala, Lund, Vilnius and Wroclaw.

Current work includes performance projects with the Cantigas de Santa Maria, in Estonia and Poland; and work on Siglo de Oro and Escuela Spanish Dance with the Hartig Ensemble in Prague and Cesky Krumlov.

Jane is the author of “The Renaissance Dance Book”.

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