Alejandro Postigo

Course: 
Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD)

Experience

2011 Actor/director - The Copla Musical - Hoxton Hall

2010 Actor/director - Men on the Verge of a His-Panic breakdown - Henley Fringe Festival

2010 Ernesto - Showtime - BBC

Project Ttitle

Rediscovering Spanish Musical Theatre: Exploring an Intercultural Adaptation of Copla

Abstract

My research focuses on questions of cultural identity and the formation of Spanish Music Theatre. My enquiry consists on finding a way for re-discovering the Spanish Musical Theatre tradition, extinct since mid 20th Century and replaced in Spain by foreign (mostly American) adapted musical theatre. My practice-based method consists on exploring intercultural adaptation processes in the creation of an original piece that integrates song and text of Spanish Copla into a plot-driven narrative and its embodiment in the space with Spanish folkloric elements such as flamenco choreography.

Profile

Alejandro was born and raised in Madrid, Spain but he has trained internationally in France, USA and UK at:

  • Central School of Speech¬†& Drama: (London, UK)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University: (Illinois, USA)
  • Universit√© Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis: (France)
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).

He speaks fluent Spanish, English, French and Italian, and has a background in Journalism and Media Studies.

He currently works as a drama lecturer, actor and director.

Email

alejandro.postigo@cssd.ac.uk