(NOTE: This a past event and shown only for information) Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute Lecture, “Interactive Shakespeare: Processes and Provocations,” Struan Leslie, Head of Movement for the RSC, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:30 p.m., Thompson Library 11th Floor:
Struan Leslie, Head of Movement at the Royal Shakespeare Company, will deliver the annual Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute Lecture. Leslie has performed, directed, and devised work in theatre, opera, dance, and live art. His practice draws on a wide range of contexts of application, experimentation, and exploration of movement including choreography, architecture, music, and fine art. His work has been presented extensively in the repertoires of theatre companies throughout Europe and in the US, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, English and Welsh National Opera, Geneva Opera, Berkeley Rep, and American Repertory Theatre to name but a few. Struan choreographed the BBC’s highly acclaimed television series Casanova.
He has directed, choreographed, as well as taught and led workshops at dance and drama schools, and leads workshops for directors and actors. Struan has held teaching appointments at the Universities of Greenwich and South Bank, London, and a visiting professorship at the University of Illinois.
Struan will direct Song of Songs for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the Swan Theatre in the spring of 2012 and co-direct English Skies, a staged song cycle for international touring in 2012 and 2013.