CAP is an approach to embodied inquiry that invites you to delve deeply into your body-based interests and creative processes, providing particular and scaffolded ways to approach questions and strategies to help you communicate. The workshop will give time and space for you to develop your creative skills in attention, moving and writing.
CAP has been developed by Jane & Vida over the last twenty years or so as part of their teaching and creative practice in Higher Education contexts and also working in therapy contexts. It was developed initially as a method for undertaking Practice as Research and is informed by Gendlin’s Focusing, Authentic Movement, Movement Improvisation and Somatic approaches. In recent years it has expanded to encompass strategies for being in the world.
Through this practice Jane and Vida are committed to facilitating work that stays close to the body and bringing to consciousness that which might otherwise be hidden or overlooked as physical, emotional, intuitive, and perhaps even ineffable activities.
Taking place across two weekends, you can attend both, or just the first one.
20 & 21 January Part 1: Creative Articulations Process, an Introduction (Can be attended as a stand-alone foundation)
We will introduce the practice, principles and facets of the Creative Articulations Process. The workshop will offer a place and time to hone attentional awareness of experience and enhance your capacities of creativity and articulation. Shifting between moving/being and writing/graphing, we will explore felt sense, somatic and languaging processes to enhance capacities to be fluent in and about our moving and felt experience of ‘human’ being.
3 & 4 February Part 2: Creative Articulations Process, a Deepening
This second weekend will entail delving further into the multifaceted and rhizomatic forms of CAP in relation to your own practice. It might be that surprising new materials, ideas or questions emerge. It might be that you simply allow yourself to come closer to yourself just as you are. The process is iterative and cyclical, bringing to consciousness and into creative being/mattering, that which may have been obscured/hidden.The process will enable you to become more articulate in your current practice and enquiries as well as providing space for you to face and work with stuckness that manifests in your life/research/creativity.
The two weekends are open to all, even if you have no experience of working with the body but are curious; you may also be an experienced dancer, performance maker, somatic practitioner, artist/researcher, teacher or someone with a spiritual or psychological background, interested in working creatively with and from the body.
We invite you to begin to notice what your moving and dancing/being is doing in the world for you and/or for others.