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 which to experience and practice the Creative Articulations Process (CAP). These sessions will focus upon the CAP ‘Ground Form’, inviting you into journeys of discovery within a containing framework. Somatic in nature and improvisational in approach, the ground form is suitable for anyone regardless of experience. Supporting the deepening of creative practice, the classes will elaborate the six facets of CAP – from opening to outwarding – developing your creative skills in attending, tracking and writing.
Passing through its simple and clear structure the Ground Form encourages different attentional and energetic qualities – inviting us to notice and explore that which is arising as we shift between moving and writing. It might be that materials, ideas or questions emerge, as we open ourselves gently and with curiosity to emerging possibilities, providing participants with the resources to use CAP in relation to their own interests.
CAP workshop, Dance4
CAP has been developed by Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow over a period of some twenty years in the Choreographic Lab and also prior to this as part of our teaching in Higher Education. It was developed as a method for undertaking Practice as Research and is informed by Gendlin’s Focusing, Authentic Movement, Movement Improvisation and Processual and Somatic approaches. We are committed to facilitating work that stays close to the body, and seek to bring to consciousness that which might otherwise be hidden or overlooked as physical, emotional, intuitive and perhaps even ineffable activities.
The online series will be of interest to body based and other practitioners who wish to deepen their work through processes of articulation. You may be a performance maker, somatic practitioner, artist-researcher, teacher or someone with a spiritual or psychological background with an interest in working creatively with and from our bodies. No prior experience of CAP is needed.
There is also an opportunity to participate in a mentoring group
If you have participated in CAP previously or are following the Ground Form series, you may also apply to join a small group in which you will be supported by Vida and Jane to work through the CAP process directly in relation to your own practice. See details and how to apply here.
What will I need?
Access to zoom and a stable internet connection
Space in which to move
A mixed selection of paper, pens and pencils
How do I book?
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us something about yourself and your interest in CAP.
On receipt of your email, we will send you a Zoom link and instructions on how to pay for the course.
When and what investment do I need to make for the Ground Form Series?
Dates: Mondays 3rd Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec, 9th Jan, 6th Feb, 6th March, 6.00-7.30pm (UK TIME)
Fee: £70 (employed / salaried)
Some places are also available at reduced rates if your current circumstance prevents you from paying the full amount (we suggest a minimum of £35)
What is the cost if I want to do both the Ground Form Series and the Mentoring Group?
Fee: £125 (employed/salaried)
Some places are also available at reduced rates if your current circumstance prevents you from paying the full amount (we suggest a minimum of £60)
Payments made via bank transfer
What happens if I can’t attend?
If you aren’t able to attend just let us know and we can send you the class recording to do in your own time.
Contact us: email@example.com
Supported by Dance4 and Middlesex University