Professor Jane Bacon

Emeritus Professor


Jane Bacon was Professor in Dance and Somatics until her retirement in 2017, and now remains associated with the University as Professor Emerita.

She has been at the forefront of the development of practice as research in the UK (PARIP) and Artistic Doctorates in Europe (Erasmus, 2017-2019).  She continues to publish and make performance as well as being a Jungian Analyst, Focusing Trainer and Authentic Movement Teacher.

Recent performances and publications include

Creative Articulations Process ( 2014-21

Creative Articulations Process: A Rhizomatic Practice (a video exposition), 2021

BreathBone2 an online duet performance practice to enable participants to encounter states of inner awareness. Made with the support of Arts Council England, Dance4 UK, Middlesex University (2021)

BreathBone a performance duet which creates spaces of encounter to heighten inner awareness. Made with the support of Arts Council England, Dance4 UK, Middlesex University and Weld (Sweden). 2019-2020.

‘Creative Articulations Process: ‘Ground Form’ audio score as a way to frame and support embodied research(ers)’, (with Vida Midgelow). in Doing Arts Research in a Pandemic: A Crowd Sourced Document Responding to the COVID19 Pandemic, The Culture Capital Exchange, compiled by Vida Midgelow.  pp.13-16.…

Reconsidering Research and Supervision as Creative Embodied Practice: Reflections from the Field  by Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow, Artistic Doctorates in Europe, 2019

‘Processual Attention in Somatic Practice as Research / Artistic Research’, in Resources for the embodied researcher: Artistic Doctorates in Movement and Choreographic PracticesConceived by Artistic Doctorates in Europe – (eds Bacon, J., Midgelow, V., Hilton, R., Kramer, P.). Helsinki, Fi: Nival. 2019

Researching (in/as) Motion: A Resource Collection, Artistic Doctorates in Europe, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki: Nivel 10. Open access (eds Jane Bacon, Rebecca Hilton, Paula Kramer Vida L Midgelow (eds.) (2019).

‘Informed by the goddess: Explicating a processual methodology’, Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, 4:1, pp. 41–55, Bristol: Intellect.  2017. doi: 10.1386/dmas.4.1.41_1 (also as a book chapter in edited collection Herstory (A. Williamson), Intellect

Experiences and Perceptions of the Artistic Doctorate – Survey Report,, 2016

‘Authentic Movement: a field of practices’ Introduction to guest edited special issue of journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, vol 7.2, 2015, pp.205-216.

‘Introduction: Choreographic Practices’ (with Vida Midgelow), vol 5.2, Choreographic Practices, Intellect, 2014, pp.3-4.

‘Authentic Movement as wellbeing practice’, in Dance and Movement for Wellbeing. (eds. Karkou,V., Oliver, S.and Lycouris,S.), Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2017, pp.149-164.

Other department members

Laure Jackson
School Direct Secondary Coordinator, PGCE Dance Subject Tutor & Senior Lecturer Physical Education

Laure is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, Dance and Education. She coordinates the School Direct Secondary Programme. She teaches dance on the PGCE Secondary route, PGCE Primary and undergraduate PE and Primary degrees.

Jo Hodson-Prior
PGCE Secondary Dance Coordinator

Jo is one of the PGCE Dance Subject Coordinators and a Professional Studies Tutor.

Sue Francis
MA Administrator

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