Summer School 2012: imitating the dog

Summer school runs between: Mon 13th –  Sat 18th August 2012 (noon)

Extended deadline for applications: Sunday 5th Aug 2012 (but please submit asap)

imitating the dog (itd) invite participants to engage in a five-day intensive summer school here at Live at LICA in August 2012.  The school will explore experimental ways of storytelling involving the layering of digital images, animation, soundtrack and text.  

We are seeking participants from a range of artforms, including performance, visual art, digital art and sound/music.  We are particularly keen to offer teachers new methods and approaches to making work with young people, but this summer school is also open to artists wishing to explore itd’s cross disciplinary performance making strategies. 

The School will be run by itd’s founder members Andrew Quick (director, dramaturg, scenographer) and Simon Wainwright (video designer) with composer (and itd collaborator) James Hamilton.

imitating the dog (itd) has been creating and touring original performance work since 1998. Over this period the company has built up a unique reputation, both within the UK and worldwide, for making high quality touring theatre that challenges theatrical convention and creates exciting and testing viewing experiences for its audiences. From the outset itd have been committed to developing innovative scenographic techniques that explore the narrative potential of theatre and to locate new modes of story-telling in a culture where the concepts of narrative linearity and coherent identity no longer seem to hold sway. The aim of the work is to be innovatory and, at the same time, making performances that are accessible to its audiences.

"a company at the forefront of testing the nature of theatre" - The Guardian

The cost of the summer school is £150 (institutional rate) and £100 (freelancers).