Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation providing a responsive framework to support, sustain and stimulate dance artists in their ongoing development as professionals.

It provides a specialist and coherent programme offering opportunities to learn, deepen enquiry, share practice and exchange ideas as part of an interdependent international community.

The classes and workshops at the core of the programme, led by internationally renowned artists, place a particular focus on movement exploration as a source for performance, improvisation and composition. Please visit the Classes page for our current programme.

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Leon Alesi

The Prepared Body
With Deborah Hay 

Join us in March for a week long workshop with Deborah Hay. Deborah comes straight to London from a new commission which premieres in Dusseldorf the week before.

Deborah’s most recent workshop for ID was in 2015 – here is what artists said about it:

It showed me how language is delicate, how it communicates an idea and yet how much freedom each person has to understand that communication.”

It taught me how helpful it is to keep curious, interested and engaged in order to allow something interesting to happen.”

Find out how to apply by clicking here.

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Brochure spring 2017 2 - crop for websiteNew year, new programme:
Spring 2017

The new year is packed with events, classes and workshops, and we hope to see many of you there!

Classes start on 16 January, with Eva Karczag, Charlotte Darbyshire, Sherwood Chen, Marina Collard and many other regular and guest artists.

Helen Poynor and Deborah Hay will come to London to lead workshops.

The next cohort of MA students takes over the Roof studio for five weeks starting in January. If you are a mid-career artist looking for a programme to really shift your practice, come to our open day and find out more.

Make sure you’re up to date as the year unfolds and sign up to our newsletter.

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Photo credit_Christian Kipp-Decoda_ Summer Dancing 2014 crop 4x6

Twofold + One
An evening of film and performance

Join us for an evening of performance work by Eva Karczag, Gaby Agis, Sylvia Hallet, and a screening of the film In Memoriam by Helen Poynor and Annie Pfingst, on Sun 22 January at 5pm. 

Eva and Gaby will also be part of our morning classes in the spring, and we are looking forward to a one-day workshop with Helen on 18 February.

Click here to book or call us on 020 7091 9650.