News: Artists

We are delighted to announce that Belinda McElhinney has been appointed to undertake a PhD over the next three-year in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, on the following topic: Valuing Young Audience: how children experience and value live theatre and dance, and why it matters. This research project seeks to explore and evidence the value of watching theatre and dance for children as audience members in a school setting and in an arts venue. It will use a combination of ethnographic tools including participant observation, semi-structured interviews and workshops to engage with children, teachers, parents and artists to understand the children’s experiences. 

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Emma Park (PUSH artist) writes about gender politics as part of her reflections on the Gender Lab.

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Three artists based in Scotland have been selected to take part in an international residency on the subject of ‘Failure’, as part of Imaginate’s Creative-Europe funded project PUSH+.

Edinburgh-based dancer and theatre maker Emma Jayne Park, Inverness-based circus artist and director Ellie Dubois, and Glasgow-based performance maker Eoin McKenzie will join another twelve artists from four different countries (Belgium, Norway, Ireland and Denmark) for the 10-day artist residency.

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Niroshini Thambar (PUSH artist) writes about representation in theatre for young audiences as part of her reflections on the Migration Lab.

This blog has appeared on the ASSITEJ website here.

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Rosa is one of two Launchpad artists with Imaginate, here she talks about her recent trip to Krokusfestival in Belgium.

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Rona's final blog post about her work in progress and final reflections on her residency experience (in Gàidhlig and English).

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Rona reflects on her visit to Export/Import Festival at Bronks in Brussels (in Gàidhlig and English).

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Rona talks about her experience of running workshops with Primary 3 pupils at Taobh na Pàirce (in Gàidhlig and English).

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Our PhD student Katie Hawthorne is discovering the treasure-trove of the Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University, and meeting with a raft of people from Imaginate's past.

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Imaginate has announced the programme for its 30th anniversary year, which will feature an enhanced Children’s Festival programme including an immersive production from ground-breaking Punchdrunk, two new commissions from Scottish theatre makers, an exciting year-round schools programme, new international partnerships and more development opportunities for artists.

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Another blog from Clare McGarry reflecting on the creation and tour of Cosmopot, her new production for age 5+.

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Clare talks about her second phase of r&d for Cosmopot

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Clare talks about her first development week for Cosmopot

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Imaginate have secured a Country Spotlight at the prestigious 2019 IPAY showcase of theatre and dance for young audiences in Philadelphia, USA.

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Every school pupil from P4-S1 on the Isle of Mull will be seeing Is this a Dagger? next week with Theatre in Schools Scotland, thanks to extra financial support from Comar and The Touring Network.

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Imaginate is partnering with Merchant City Festival to present two Family Fun afternoons of performances and pop-up characters in Merchant Square. 

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Funding success for Imaginate and PUSH partners to develop ideas over the next three years with PUSH+.

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Vickie reflects on the My City project as it comes to an end.

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