The Choreographic Lab directors are:
Jane M Bacon
Dance Artist/Academic, Jungian Analyst, Focusing Trainer and Teacher of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Jane Bacon is Professor Dance and Somatics at University of Chichester and lives in Northampton, UK. She has over 30 years of experience facilitating and lecturing in dance and performance and over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist and Authentic Movement teacher. Her installation work has been shown internationally and she publishes her research in professional, online and academic performance and psychotherapy journals. Her work in both the arts and psychotherapy focuses on finding ways in which we can ‘articulate something’ of and from a creative and personal process. Her performance/installation work combines her understanding of and respect for conscious embodied awareness with somatic practices such as Authentic Movement and Focusing. Recent works include: Scratch, A Choreographic Conversation; skript, a micro-installation; Sitting:Walking:Practice and Myths and Stories by Her. She is committed to challenging contemporary myths of dancing, spirituality, womanhood and feminism in all her endeavours.
Vida L Midgelow
Dance Artist/Academic, Consultant, Mentor and Educator, Vida L Midgelow is Professor in Dance and Choreographic Practices at Middlesex University and lives in Derbyshire. She has over 25 years experience facilitating and lecturing in performance and she is a qualified yoga practitioner (200hr YTT). Her movement and video work has been shown internationally and she publishes her research in professional, online and academic journals. As a movement artist her work focuses upon somatic approaches to dance training, improvised dance practices and articulating choreographic processes. Works include: BreathBone; Skript; ScreenBody; Voice (a retracing) (shown on BBC big screens) and the performative lecture Everywhere and Nowhere. She is a committed educator and mentor, undertaking dramaturgical, curatorial and consultancy roles for artists and organisations.