Netia Jones leads with light

(K. Brent Tomer),

A rare moment of calm

“IF THERE’S no blood, there’s no entertainment,” shouts Netia Jones, as one of her Shakespearean characters catapults himself high into the air, and lands with a sickening thump on the rehearsal room floor. “Gosh—are you all right?” she asks anxiously. This young British opera director is known for being a martinet, demanding millisecond precision in co-ordination between sight and sound. But as the creator and leading exponent of a new theatrical art-form, she demands nothing less of herself.

Daughter of an organist father and an artist mother, Ms Jones was smitten by a production of Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes” when she was ten; an internship at English National Opera reinforced that obsession. “I was always fascinated by the idea of a visual world and a musical world coming together to make something else,” she says.

Working on theatre projects after studying modern languages at Oxford, she was…Continue reading

via K. Brent Tomer CFTC Netia Jones leads with light


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