Creative Articulations Process | CAP

Creative Articulations Process | CAP2021-01-25T08:48:36+00:00

Creative Articulations Process (CAP) is an approach that supports artists/practitioners/students/scholars interested in deepening their awareness in/of creative processes.

CAP is multifaceted and incorporates Preparations, a Ground Form and an Expanded Form. The process is arranged across six facets – from Opening to Outwarding – and accompanying strategies. It seeks to enable dual awareness with the aim of ‘giving voice’ to artistic practice.

We have developed this model over a period of about fifteen years in the Choreographic Lab, and also prior to this as part of our teaching in Higher Education.  The work arises from exploratory work with other artists, and with generous support from Arts Council England (see Archive 2005-2008), when we worked to develop particular strategies for bringing dance and movement based performance into language.

Since this time we have made CAP available in a published form and offered workshops / intensives for artist / researchers to explore this process in many inter/national contexts.  Through this work we are committed to facilitating practitioners to become fluent in and about their dancing and dance making processes, that are perhaps at times experienced as hidden or ‘lost’ as physical, emotional, intuitive and perhaps even ineffable activities.

PLEASE NOTE: The Creative Articulations Process (CAP), devised by Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives 4.0 license.

CAP at Independent Dance, Jan/Feb 2024

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for a workshop at the lovely Independent Dance, London. Creative Articulations Process (CAP) with Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow Jan 20th-21st & Feb 3rd-4th, 2024 [...]

Ground Form Series, Online, Oct 2022-March 2023

Creative Articulations Process Ground Form Series Six once-a-month online workshops Mondays, 6.00-7.30pm (UK TIME) Oct 2022 - March 2023 Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon invite you to join a series of six workshops in [...]

CAP Mentoring Group, Online, Oct 2022-March 2023 

Creative Articulations Process CAP Mentoring Group (limited spaces) Six once-a-month online gatherings  Saturdays, 10.30-12.00 (UK TIME) Oct 2022- March 2023 Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon invite practitioners with some experience of the Creative Articulations [...]

CAP: The Ground Form

In this short video Vida Midgelow describes the Ground Form with dancers and artistic scholars from UNICAMP, Brazil. The Ground Form is a 60-minute practice that provides a focused way to explore the Creative Articulation [...]

CAP: A Rhizomatic Practice (a video exposition)

In a  series of seven short video chapters this video presents the three forms and six facets of CAP and interweaves the experiences of workshop participants from Unicamp (Brazil), Dance4 (UK) and Weld (Sweden). Chapters [...]

Creative articulations Process: slide show

See sample slides from some further notes about the Creative Articulations Process. Click below to download the full slide show as a PdF. CREATIVE ARTICULATIONS PROCESS SLIDES aug-2020Download

Creative Articulations Process : Catalyst Training Series

Creative Articulations Process: Catalyst Training Series The catalyst training series is a shared training /research space for those that wish to deepen their knowledge of the Creative Articulation Process and work toward the facilitation of [...]

CAP Workshops

Jane and Vida continue to develop the Creative Articulation Process (CAP) and will be offering workshops and a catalyst training series for those that are using, or would like to use, CAP and are interested [...]

CAP | Process

Creative Articulations Process (CAP) Opening: giving space and time Situating: (what I know today about) what brings me here, where I am Delving: (I wonder) what interests me … Raising: working to render [...]

CAP Workshop | Argentina

The Articulate Arts Researcher Workshop Tandil, Argentina June 2017 Led by Vida L Midgelow Professor in Dance and Choreographic Practices, Middlesex University, UK ‘Human beings do not exist on the ‘other side’ of materiality, [...]

Articulations Workshop | Nottdance

Articulating Dance Workshop NottDance Festival 2013 This half-day workshop focused upon how we can find words to articulate experiences of dance. The participants worked through tasks - stilling, moving, talking and writing – to [...]

Articulations Workshop | Dance4

Creative Articulations Workshop With Dance4 Associate Artists Nottingham 2013 A half day workshop exploring and testing the developing CAP processes with Dance4 Associate artists.

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