Proto-type Summer School (2009)


Gillian Lees stands blindfolded in an abandoned room. An apple hangs from a piece of rope behind her.

The Proto-type Summer School 2009 offered a chance for eight adventurous young makers to develop their practice by working with Proto-type – a mix of workshop/training sessions, new work development and social time themed around the question:

Where do lost things go?

Proto-type delivered a series of provocations to the participants, which inspired the development of short performance works which ranged from durational performances to solos, duets, and dances. The weeklong workshop culminated in a showing of the developed pieces to the public and arts professionals.


Quotes from participants:

“I really enjoyed the freedom to explore many and various possibilities of performance. The help and support from everyone throughout the week and the chance to explore our own work.”

“The knowledge and diverse range of opportunities were something I couldn’t get anywhere else.”

“Enjoyed it beyond words.”