Illuminations - Aldeburgh Festival 2016
The complete production - for 48 hours only from Saturday 27 June at 7.30pm
The last section - Les Illuminations - available until 12 July
Recently a number of articles and chapters about Struan’s work have been published as well as some of his own writings. They are listed below with links to the journals, publishers and websites. You can also find links to a number of other previously published pieces.
Curating the Invisible:
An Archive-Embedded Interview with Struan Leslie
by Duška Radosavljević
Contemporary Theatre Review
Volume 30 Issue 2
This article is an exploration of the role and impact of Struan's work as movement director and choreographer on over thirty productions of theatre and opera with Katie Mitchell between 1995 and 2007. The article was developed while referencing archive videos of productions of Iphigenia at Aulis, The Oresteia and Seagull at the National Theatre Archive, London.
The Chorus in Contemporary Performance
A Podcast with Estelle Badou and Struan Leslie
This podcast continues Struan's relationship with the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) at Oxford University. The conversation is prompted by a photograph from “Beyond the Text”, a workshop in September 2019 exploring the possible origins for dance in the text spoken by the chorus. The photograph is one of many artefacts held in their archive. There is also an blog post about the workshop here
Movement Directors in Contemporary Theatre: Conversations on Craft
by Ayse Tashkiran
This new book, with a chapter about Struan's practice, is a collection of in-depth interviews with movement practitioners. Ayse and Struan have been having conversations about the craft of movement directing for about 20 years and the interview with Struan covers the full extent of his career.
The book is part of the Theatre Makers series for Methuen Drama.
Illuminating A Queer Aesthetic
by Struan Leslie
Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation asked me to write a blog post based around Illuminations and queer aesthetic.
I have created a slightly different version for my website. You can read the original on their fantastic website here.
Britten Pears Arts very generously granted me permission to use the photos of Britten, Pears and Wulff Scherchen.
a performance history
by Fiona Macintosh
and Claire Kenward
This Interactive/multimedia ebook is published by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama at Oxford University.
It is being published in three instalments. The first to be published is
in August 2020.
For these Struan directed Joan Iyiola as Clytemnestra in audio performances of three of the iconic speeches from the play, in versions by Oliver Taplin and Robert Icke.
On video Struan also talks about his experiences as Movement Director working on the play in The National Theatre production of 2000 directed by Katie Mitchell
The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World
Responses to Greek and Roman Dance
Edited by Fiona Macintosh
Ch 21 - Gesamtkunstwerk: Modern Moves and the Ancient Chorus, by Struan Leslie
Interview: director and choreographer Struan Leslie
Financial Times, May 2016
How to make Britten fly: soprano Sarah Tynan on fusing Les Illuminations with circus
The Guardian, June 2016
RSC risk fresh controversy with erotic version of Bible’s Song of Solomon
Daily Telegraph, Feb 2012
Interactive Shakespeare: Processes and Provocations
The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute Annual Lecture
Ohio State University, Oct 2011