Guest artist for Humane Technologies project
Dance Artist/Academic, Vida L Midgelow, Professor in Dance and Choreographic Practices, Middlesex University, UK. She has over 20 years experience facilitating and lecturing in performance. As a movement artist her work currently focuses upon somatic approaches to dance training, improvisation and articulating choreographic processes. Recent works include: Home (a replacing); Skript and Voice (a retracing). Her book Reworking the ballet: Counter Narratives and Alternative Bodies was published by Routledge in 2007. In the same year the poetic and playful, TRACE: Improvisation in a box was published. For these projects she received funding from AHRC and Arts Council England. Recent essays include: Nomadism and Ethics in/as Improvised Movement Practices (Critical Studies in Improvisation, 2012) and Sensualities: dancing/writing/experiencing, (New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 2013). In 2011 she launched the hybrid peer reviewed journal, Choreographic Practices, published with Intellect. The 5 vol/2 issue of Choreographic Practices includes a co-authored essay (with Professor Jane Bacon) that outlines their Creative Articulations Process (CAP), which is designed to support artistic practices and (self)-reflexivity. She is currently editing an extensive volume on Dance Improvisation (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Professor Midgelow also undertakes mentoring, dramaturgical, curatorial and consultancy roles for artists and organisations. These facilitative activities combine with her own research within the framework of the Choreographic Lab, of which she is co-director (with Professor Jane Bacon).