CVNetia Jones is the director of Transition, the critically acclaimed multimedia performance group and Lightmap, a mixed media partnership working in video, film, performance and installation.
2013 - Nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award (Where the Wild Things Are)
The Dark Mirror
"It's elegant, inventive, a haunting take on alienation, and Jones stokes rather than smothers our imagination."
Financial Times *****
"Netia Jones's meticulous and fearless staging ... it could not be done better."
"an enthralling tribute to Schubert's genius"
Directed with pitch-perfect precision by Netia Jones New York Times
Netia Jones took an old man's prose tale and transformed it into an elusive but harrowing moment of theatre. Inner turmoil was separated from outer stillness by the masterful Ian McElhinney, whose physical rendition was played out to his own recorded narration. The day I saw it there were buckets to catch the rain. Perfect.
Whats on Stage
Capturing Beckett's vision of humanity - lost, trapped, alienated - so powerfully yet minimalistically. Independent
'An extraordinary fusion of sound and vision
A gorgeous play of music and emotion based on the erotic love poetry of Sappho ... painting with the endlessly flexible canvas of video - used here as an extension of the shadow-play of her lighting. Jones is a natural visual counterpart to Haas, whose microtonal music occupies the same range of shifting, incremental textures.
The Arts Desk
Jones' production resonates perfectly with the score, whilst never overplaying its hand.
Unsuk Chin's Alice (Barbican)
**** The Independent
With the ever-fertile muscial imagination of Unsuk Chin, and with Netia Jones' characteristically brilliant meld of projected graphics and live action; with pen-and-ink-blot drawings by veteran cartoonist Ralph Steadman, and with a libretto-on-speed by the prolific David Henry Hwang, this opera on Lewis Carroll's evergreen fable was a show of all the talents.
Netia Jones' suggestive multimedia staging - part video, part cartoon, a spur to one's imagination.
Jones' presentation was clever.
Curlew River (Barbican)
The Guardian *****
Financial Times *****
Netia Jones's outstanding new production for the Barbican Britten season places that frontier, the river, right down the length of the nave of St Giles Cripplegate, in one of the many striking video projections that have become her imaginative trademark.' The Guardian
Kafka Fragments (Linbury ROH)
Jones believes that although this work has no ‘story’ it does have a structure, and she has realised this with compelling force, . The space may be ‘empty’, but it’s filled with the most intense drama as Jones’s light-show interacts with voice, body, and violin. Sometimes Booth seems to be floating in a sea of flowing calligraphy, sometimes she’s wrapped in delicately rustling foliage, or pinioned by hard shafts of light...