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Jane Gibson


Jane Gibson is the director of movement for The Royal Opera’s production of La traviata, which is revived in the 2013/14 Season. She made her Royal Opera debut as director of movement for Gawain (2000).

Gibson studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama and later with Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She also trained as a movement teacher, and taught in drama schools. She was appointed Head of Movement at the National Theatre in 1999, a role she held for ten years. She has also worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Almeida, and is currently an Associate Director of Cheek by Jowl.

Gibson’s theatre work has included Andromache (Paris), Macbeth (world tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sydney) and Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park). She has also worked extensively as a director of movement for opera, with credits including Heart of Darkness (Opera East/ROH2, Linbury Studio Theatre), La clemenza di Tito (Glyndebourne), The Force of Destiny and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (English National Opera), The Rake’s Progress (Welsh National Opera), Falstaff (Salzburg), Le nozze di Figaro (Aix-en-Provence) and The Rape of Lucretia (Aldeburgh). Gibson’s many film credits include Sense and Sensibility, Brideshead Revisited, Cousin Bette, Firelight, Mansfield Park, Iris, Kate and Leopold, Death Defying Acts, I Capture the Castle and Nanny McPhee. Her television work includes Pride and Prejudice (Emmy nomination), Emma, Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess, Cranford, Wives and Daughters, Great Expectations, Madame Bovary and Love in a Cold Climate.


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We take a look at the movement behind the melancholy in La traviata.