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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Rosemary Butcher

Critical Pathways
with Rosemary Butcher

9 – 13 February 2015 and
16 – 20 March 2015

Critical Pathways is a dedicated two-week project for 10 experienced independent dancers and choreographers, by application.

Rosemary’s sessions explore the exchange of ideas between performers and choreographers, and new ways of finding concepts by showing how ideas are translated through language.
The course is practical with continual dialogue through group discussion.

Application deadline: 26 January 2015
Click here for more information about the workshop and how to apply.

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Placement and Releasing
with Ursula Stricker and Gaby Agis

7 – 8 March 2015

Swiss practitioner Ursula Stricker and UK artist Gaby Agis lead a workshop drawing on Skinner Releasing Technique and Ideokinesis.

Ursula and Gaby both place the image and the imagination at the centre of their teaching; this workshop will provide a unique space for students to deepen their creative practice.

For further information please click here.

To book, please call 020 7091 9650 or email info@independentdance.co.uk.

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PAF London

28 – 29 March 2015

Independent Dance, in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance, will be hosting the first UK-based Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in London.

PAF, based in St Erme, northern France, was set up by Jan Ritsema in 2006, as a place of self-organised exchange and study. It is open for anyone working in the performing arts, visual arts, literature, new media and internet, theory and cultural production and science.

Read more about the PAF weekend here.