Caroline Pope - Choreographer and Movement Director

About

With her extensive experience of the arts and media, Caroline combines a refreshingly innovative and fun approach with the ability to deliver results across a diverse range of productions.

“the choreography was startling in its surprise and originality…” Times

Working in film, TV, commercials, performance art, theatre and opera, Caroline’s professional and collaborative approach enables her to be a highly effective member of the production team.

“exceptionally well integrated choreography… is marvelous” Observer

Her ability to make actors, singers, dancers and non-professionals comfortable with all types of movement, from historical period dance through to the latest cutting edge style, enables her to draw out truly exceptional performances from them, whether they are internationally acclaimed or just starting out.

Caroline is also conversant with all the technical production requirements.

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Caroline has just finished work on the feature film Nasty Women with Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson and Nicholas Woodeson - a gender switching remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. Prior to that she choreographed the finale dance on the comedy film Swimming With Men with Rob Brydon and cast with director Oliver Parker and then the opera Macbeth (1847) for the Buxton International Festival with director Elijah Moshinsky. Also, she has recently worked with Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and cast as the period physicality coach and choreographer on the film Goodbye Christopher Robin for director Simon Curtis. Before this she did the movement for the Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick exhibition at Somerset House with Joanna Lumley, Aiden Gillen and cast with RSA’s (Black Dog) director Toby Dye and Uncle’s James Lavelle.

Recent television work includes Delicious with Dawn French, Ian Glen, Franco Nero and cast, the Mr Selfridge series for ITV / Masterpiece, the Jekyll and Hyde series for ITV, Love Nina for the BBC, You, Me and the Apocalypse for Working Title / Sky and the heartrending finale dance for Stellan Skarsgard and Nicola Walker in River for the BBC.

Commercials include the Audrey Hepburn Galaxy and Lexus advertisements for Director Danny Kleinman’s Rattling Stick for Mars / Toyota. Also ‘The Art of Movement’ campaign for Toby Dye with RSA and Saatchi & Saatchi for Voltaren GSK.

Caroline’s first two plays, the Almeida’s Medea with Diana Rigg and Thelma Holt’s production of The Doll’s House with Janet McTeer both transferred from the West End to Broadway winning BAFTAs and Tonys along the way. Adding to the list are more plays with Lucy Bailey and writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz at The National Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Bath. Caroline’s first project for film was Labyrinth with David Bowie, followed by Wuthering Heights with Juliet Binoche and Ralph Fiennes, Hot Fuzz with Simon Pegg and the short film Syrup, which won the Cannes Jury Prize and was nominated for many other awards including an Oscar. Work in Opera includes Lohengrin and Semele at the ROH Covent Garden and Eugene Onegin at the English National Opera amongst many others. Diverse projects continue with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s performance troupe at the Tate, Frieze London, Miami Beach and Berlin etc.

Before

Caroline started her dance career with a ballet company in France before returning to London to co-found Extemporary Dance Theatre. She then danced with many other groundbreaking contemporary companies including Michael Clark, Lloyd Newson - DV8 and Second Stride. She received the ACGB Theatre Performers Award which took her to New York where she danced with Martha Clarke and Dana Reitz amongst many others. Caroline developed her historical and character work whilst working at Covent Garden and ENO. It was at this time that she met the choreographer Eleanor Fazan OBE with whom she worked on numerous theatre, opera and film productions.

Her work as a teacher and coach is highly regarded and includes movement courses at RADA, The Opera Studio and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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