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Kim Gavin

Director

Widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading talents in the field of stage direction, choreography and creative vision. This highly sought after Brit and BAFTA Award winning director has been the creative force behind some of the most spectacular visions seen by audiences worldwide.

It was in 1992 whilst working as a choreographer on the BBC’s Royal Variety Performance, that Kim first met Take That.  Working on their sell-out arena shows introduced him into the world of live events.

My Take by Gary Barlow:

“He's a great leader - He'll change a few things, but he was one of the first people we worked with who gave us enough scope to feel the show was our own. We just clicked with Kim, he would even finish our sentences for us, and from that moment on he became a pivotal part of every Take That live show”

Over the last 20 years, Kim has been the creative vision behind some of the most innovative and inspirational performances in music and live events. He's now widely recognised as one of the UK's leading Creative Directors, working with some the world’s biggest artists on TV spectaculars and record-breaking stadium shows.

Kim has contributed creatively to an impressive list of hugely popular TV shows and live events including; Mobo Awards, Golden Jubilee ‘Party At The Palace’, ‘Concert for Diana’ at Wembley Stadium, ‘Children In Need Rocks The Albert Hall’, ‘Help For Heroes Concert’ and the ‘Invictus Games’ Opening Ceremony.

Kim has worked alongside many greats including, Westlife, Pink, Robbie Williams, Anastacia, world famous ballerina Darcey Bussell and opera singer Katherine Jenkins. He was the creative brain behind the breath-taking performance by gold medallists’ Torvill & Dean on ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice – a 25 year celebration of the Bolero dance. 

In 2011, Kim was appointed as Artistic Director for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has since received critical acclaim for his part in Britain’s highest profile event this century.

At the start of 2015, Kim was Creative Director for the opening of The Brits Awards. He also continued his longstanding relationship with Take That, as Artistic Director for their UK and European tours. In September 2015, Kim was Creative Director for the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup, setting the tone for what was to be a ground- breaking tournament.

2016 saw Kim as Director of ‘The Sessions – A Live Re-Staging of The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios’, and was Director of the Intimissimi On Ice show ‘One Amazing Day’.

At the start of 2017, Kim was Performance Director on the BBC1 Saturday night entertainment show ‘Let It Shine’. Later in the year, Kim was Show Producer for Take That’s first ever ‘in-the-round’ tour. Kim conceived and designed this show alongside Take That, and the tour received rave reviews such as ‘bonkers but beautiful’ (Birmingham Mail), ‘flaming carnival of pop’ (The Guardian) and ‘something to behold’ (Telegraph).


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