Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts
Areas of Expertise: Performing arts and dance
Courses taught: Performing Arts
Alejandro teaches theory and practice on the BA (Hons) Performing Arts. His research focuses on intercultural exchanges in musical theatre.
Alejandro is a theatre practitioner and researcher currently working towards a PhD in ‘Cultural exchanges between English and Spanish Musical Theatre’ having obtained an MA in Music Theatre at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
His creative practice explores hybridized forms emerging in contemporary musical theatre. Directing work includes ‘Men on the Verge of a His-Panic breakdown’ (US-UK), live art piece ‘Wondering thoughts’ (Bangkok) and his own PaR show ‘The Copla Musical’ seen at Hoxton Hall, the Roundhouse, and the Collisions Festival, and scheduled to tour internationally in 2016-17.
Postigo, A. 2016. ‘New insights into the notion of interculturalism and hybridity in musical theatre’. Music on Stage Volume II, ed. Fiona Jane Schopf, Cambridge Scholars Press (forthcoming).
Postigo, A. 2014. ’Rediscovering Spanish Musical Theatre: Exploring an Intercultural Adaptation of Copla’. Music on Stage, ed. Fiona Jane Schopf, Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 184-197.
Postigo, A. 2015.‘The Copla Musical: Exchanges between English and Spanish Musical Theatre. Spanish Theatre Journal Acotaciones Volume 34, ed. Emeterio Díaz. Publicaciones RESAD, pp. 53-81.
2016. PaR and interculturalism in musical theatre’. IFTR-FIRT (Stockholm), Musical Theatre working group.
2016. ‘Making ‘The Copla Musical’: developing a PaR methodology’. Intersections, RCSSD, UK.
2015. 'Imposing star systems: the political popularization of role models’. Song, Stage and Screen X, Regent’s University, UK.
2014. ‘Hybridity in the development of an intercultural musical’, Music on stage, Rose Bruford, UK.
2013. ‘Copla & Flamenco outside Spanish borders’, Flamenco in the media, BNE (Spanish National Library), Spain.
2012. 'The Copla Musical: An intercultural approach to Spanish folklore’. Song, Stage and Screen VII, University of Groningen, Holland.
2012. ‘Interculturally adapting Copla’. Contemporary Ethnography and Traditional Performance, University of Chester, UK.
2014-16: In the Heights (dir Luke Sheppard). Cultural advisor/ Performer. Kings Cross theatre (West End, London).
2014-16: The Winter’s Tale (choreograph Christopher Wheeldon). Performer. Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (London).
2014-16: Romeo & Juliet (choreograph Kenneth McMillan). Performer. Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (London).
2015: The Nutcracker (dir Ollie Fielding). Choreography. Pleasance Theatre (London).
2015: The Merry Widow (dir Nina Brazier). Choreography. Ryedale Festival & Wilton’s Music Hall (UK).
2014: Vampi (dir Donnacadh O’Briain). AD/ Dramaturgy. Hartshornhook Productions (London).
2014: Wondering thoughts. Performance art installation. Deviser. Collection Samadhi Santi. River City, Bangkok.
2011-12: Lost Musicals (dir Ian Marshall Fisher). AD/ Performer. Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells (London).
2011: Shore (dir Anne Khazam). AD/ Movement. Riverside Studios (London).
2009-10: Men on the Verge of a HisPanic Breakdown. Director/ Producer. HisPanic Breakdown (UK 2010- US 2009).