Andrew Quick (Co-Artistic Director, imitating the dog)
Pete Brooks (Co-Artistic Director, imitating the dog)
Mel Frances (Artist/Interviewer)
Sometimes we use digital technologies as tools; sometimes the digital is present because of the stories we are telling, or the way the piece presents narrative and structures information.
At times the technology is playing as itself, and at times it plays as something else. Imitating the dog have a long standing tradition of using technology as metaphor; in my work I often transform devices to allow them to become part of the narrative. Sometimes a phone is a phone, sometimes a radio, or a portal.
Isadora is a mixing technology that allows you to mix live in the rehearsal room, and then live on stage. As Isadora transforms process, it also transforms the work that we can make, and new tools introduce new ways of telling stories, and new dramaturgical structures.
‘Digital theatre’ creates a disruption. The ‘liveness’ of theatre, reimagines the ‘fixedness’ of digital, questioning what it means for things to be fixed, and creating the possibility for things to change.