Presentation at Per/forming Futures
Supervision as Creative Embodied Practice
Vida Midgelow | Middlesex University
Vida shares the latest publication from ADiE, co-written with Jane Bacon. We seek in this publication a shared understanding of doctoral processes, such that the ‘in-relation’ nature of the research journey is foregrounded in processes and practices. This challenges conventional models and offers new perspectives. In particular, we propose that new ways of going about doctoral studies are possible when the insights of creative practices are employed across the doctoral space. Implicitly therefore we seek to change the often hierarchical, supervisor/supervisee relationships, replacing it with a vision for a co-created research space wherein creative and somatic practices are activated in and across all aspects of the journey of doctoral studies.
Vida L Midgelow is Professor in Dance and Choreographic Practices based at Middlesex University where she leads the doctoral provision for the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries. As an artist-scholar she works on PaR methodologies, improvisation and articulation processes and has published widely in these areas. Her practice includes somatically informed improvisational works, performative lectures and installation/experiential performance practices/ video works. She is editor of the Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance and is
principal researcher for the Artistic Doctorates in Europe project. With Jane Bacon she directs the Choreographic lab: www.choreographiclab.co.uk.