The Arches and Scenehouse present
Mon 15 - Sat 20 Aug 2011 | Times tbc | £200
Scenehouse, Scotland’s new centre for performance design, has teamed up with the Arches to create a new short course in design for live performance.
Scenehouse Intro is an intensive one-week summer school fusing core design skills with creative insights from leading practitioners, providing not only a gateway to further study but also a comprehensive and thorough introduction to work in the creative industries.
Students will be guided through the core skills of script analysis, working at scale, and model making, as well as exploring the role of the scenographer/designer in various styles of production – from conventional theatre to collaborative devised work and live art. On top of that, Scenehouse will be inviting guest speakers to give lectures and workshops explaining how they place imagery and visual creativity at the heart of their practice: keep an eye on the news page of the Scenehouse website for a taste of the kind of speakers involved.
For more information or to book your place, please contact Scenehouse on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 623832
For information about other Scenehouse summer courses – including the four week Scenehouse Programme in Edinburgh in July – and bursaries to support students, see the Scenehouse website.
“I only have good things to say about this course and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the arts. Thanks again for this inspiring course, I have loved every minute of it – even when exhausted towards the end of the day!”
Adeline Bourret, Theatre Design School attendee in 2010
“Why should you go to the summer school? To help you open your eyes to the fact that as a designer you are a not just a visual stylist, but a storyteller who has an enormous responsibility to serve the story, as well the audience and their director. Working with industry practitioners gives the students an honest look at what it takes to succeed, how much work is really required and the importance of persistence. Contacts may not be able to help you immediately with your career dreams but keep in touch with them and keep them updated with what you’re doing, you never know when there’ll be an opening. Worked for me, anyway…”
James Lapsley, Production Designer for Pram Face
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”