Norah Zuniga Shaw

Norah Zuniga Shaw is an artist, writer and creative director best known for her award-winning digital projects and interdisciplinary collaborations. She is currently touring performances and community dialogs focusing on changing climates and is co-directing the Collaboration for Humane Technologies and the Livable Futures collective. She is a Professor and Director for Dance and Technology with a joint appointment at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University where she teaches courses in improvisation, artistic research and intermedia.

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.