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. They are complemented by a range of specific projects and events.

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Classes programme
Spring 2018 

Break in your brand new diaries with the Morning Class and Monday Night Improvisation artists coming up.

We start up again on 15 January with Miranda Tufnell for the morning class, and Seke Chimutengwende on Monday evening.

The season concludes with a week of artists leading an ID morning class for the first time, as part of New To ID: we are looking forward to welcoming Rosalie Wahlfrid, Sung Im Her, Jamila Johnson-Small, Laura Doehler and Vanessa Grasse.


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Pattern Recognition: 
An Invitation to Play

Saturday 17 February, 7pm
£12 / £10 concs book online

An evening of Lisa Nelson’s solo dancing, and a demonstration of two dancevideogames-in-progress based on Nelson’s real-time-editing dance practice of Tuning Scores.

For Lisa, the engagement with video games reaches back to the 70s, and this game development is a long-envisioned project to translate Lisa’s dance practice into this accessible interactive medium.

She has been working with Baptiste Andrien and Florence Corin (Contredanse), and François Zajéga (Polymorph) in Belgium, and this is a rare chance to experience the work.

Presented in collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance.


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MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

Open Day
Friday 2 February, 12.15 – 3pm

If you are thinking about getting a higher degree find out about the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at our open day.

Staff, alumni and current students will be there to give you a sense of the shape, focus and feel of the course.

You might also want to join the morning class as part of this – please book to ensure you have a place.