Choreographic Lab were in residence as Research Artist at Dance4 2018 – 2019.
Their research focused on exploring quiet, reflective and immersive spaces for heightened inner awareness through gesture, voice and sound. This was underpinned by critical reflection on the nature and efficacy of mindful and meditative practices in/as performance.
In addition, Choreographic Lab facilitated a training workshop in the Creative Articulations Process (CAP) that elaborated on the six facets of CAP – from opening to outwarding. CAP enabled awareness, tracking, and writing to develop. Choreographic Lab also provided resources for ongoing practice of the process, which they had developed over 15 years.
Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, co-directors of Choreographic Lab, spent a good amount of the summer and early autumn of 2019 in residence at Dance4. While in residence, they developed the performance practice BreathBone, the first half of a two-part project BreathBone : Present Tense.
Vida and Jane describe this work as an improvised choreography of the felt sense and plan. As they entered the studio, they used methods drawn from the Creative Articulations Process (CAP), mindfulness, and Focusing (Eugene Gendlin) to explore the qualities and processes of reflective practice in/as performance.