Creative Articulations Process | CAP

/Creative Articulations Process | CAP
Creative Articulations Process | CAP 2020-03-11T15:12:16+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.

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

CAP: ‘Ground Form’ audio score as a way to frame and support embodied research(ers)

Here you will find an audio recording of the 'Ground Form' which you are invited to use to support your CAP practice. https://soundcloud.com/user-389963022/preparation-for-the-creative-articulation-process-cap A short 5 minute preparation task for the Ground Form recorded by [...]

Creative Articulations Process : Catalyst Training Series

Creative Articulations Process: Catalyst Training Series Nov 2019- May 2020 Location: Nottingham, Northampton and Online The catalyst training series is a shared training /research space for those that wish to deepen their knowledge of the [...]

CAP: Three-Day ‘Creative Articulations Process’ Intensive / Video Documentation (Unicamp, Brazil)

Video Documentation from a three-day intensive workshop at Unicamp, Brazil. The workshop introduces the core modalities of CAP. Developing skills in embodied and dual awareness, tracking and languaging through 'preparation' activities, practising the six facet's [...]

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 [...]