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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Research Lab 

Five invited artists open up their current research, with a focus on researching through (rather than about) dancing, teaching and making.

In the first week of July, each morning, a different artist will share their research in an informal, facilitated and inquisitive space of peers. It is an opportunity to experience and contribute to evolving ideas.

The sessions are free to attend.

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Coming up

Morning classes with Ben Ash, Charlie Morrissey, Yael Flexer and Lucia Walker; and Monday Night Improvisation with Thomas Kampe, Carolyn Roy, Seke Chimutengwende and Zoe Solomons.

In July we finish the season with a series of research sharings with Rosanna Irvine, Charlotte Spencer, Margarita Zafrilla, Susanna Recchia and Carolyn Roy.

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Interested in an MA/MFA designed for practicing artists?

Applications for the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice, run in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance and Trinity Laban, are now open.

You can find out more about the course and how to apply here, including videos with course leader Kirsty Alexander and insights from alumni.