Jane Bacon

Jane is a Jungian Analyst, Focusing Trainer and Teacher of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. She was part of the UK Higher Education development of practice-as-research in performance. She is interested in the development of unique methodological approaches developed by artist researchers through and by practice. She is co-editor of Choreographic Practices Journal and co-Director of the Choreographic Lab. Recent publications include: ‘Informed by the goddess: Explicating a processual methodology’, Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, 4:1, 2017; ‘Authentic Movement: a field of practices’, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, vol 7.2, 2015; ‘Authentic Movement as wellbeing practice’, in Oxford Handbook for Dance and Movement for Wellbeing 2017, 149–164; Creative Articulations Process, (with Midgelow, V.). In Articulations, Choreographic Practices Vol 5.1, 2014; ‘Embodied and Direct Experience in Performance Studies’, in Contemporary Ethnography and Performance Studies, 2013.

Vida L Midgelow

Vida L Midgelow is Professor in Dance and Choreographic Practices based at Middlesex University where she leads the doctoral provision for the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. As an artist scholar she works on PaR methodologies, improvisation and articulation processes and has published widely in these areas. Her practice includes somatically informed improvisational works, performative lectures and installation/experiential performance practices/video works. She is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance and is principal researcher for the Artistic Doctorates in Europe project (EU funded). Selected public works include: Skript (NottDance Festival), Scratch (In Dialogue, Nottingham Contemporary), Some Fleshy Thinking (OUP), Creative Articulation Process (CAP) (Choreographic Practices) and Practice-as-Research (Bloombury). With Prof Jane Bacon, Midgelow co-edits the hybrid peer reviewed journal, Choreographic Practices and co-directs the Choreographic Lab and is currently an associate research artist at i4C4/ Dance4.