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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Furniture / Studies For Maynard: with Simon Whitehead

This season, we invited Andrea Buckley to create the classes and workshops programme.

Andrea invited Simon Whitehead to share his practice through a performance installation and workshop. 

“Simon has a dedicated and investigative way of working through his practice, which doesn’t settle but evolves as he evolves in his own thinking”.

Read more about why Andrea invited Simon Whitehead to work with us this Autumn.


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ID Morning class and
Monday Night Improvisation

In programming the classes guest programmer Andrea also drew on her own creative interests.

We are looking forward to invigorating mornings with, among others,
Thomas Goodwin, Bettina Neuhaus, Lucia Walker, Charlotte Darbyshire, Charlie Morrissey and Fiona Millward.

Monday Night Improvisation will feature Rosanna Irvine, Robert Anderson, and Meredith Dufton – click here for the full line-up!

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Crossing Borders Talks 

Every Tuesday between October and December, we invite UK and international practitioners to share their process and practice.

The season will look at touch, perception and communication through different disciplines and practices, including dance, film and literature.

Read more about this year’s line-up here.