Welcome to Independent Dance

 led by artists for artists

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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Job opportunity at ID

ID is currently recruiting a co-director.

After 18 successful years of co-leading ID, current co-director Fiona Millward will be moving on to new ventures in 2015.

We are looking for a candidate with an existing artistic practice and leadership experience for the post. The co-director leads on artistic direction, providing vision and sharing responsibility for leadership at ID.

Click here for more information about the post.

Deadline: Friday 3 October 2014, 5pm


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Graduate Lab 2014

The annual intensive for graduates is coming up in September – this year with a combined offer from Independent Dance, Decoda and Coventry University.

The ID Graduate Lab is a compact weekend of workshops, talks and networking to help your transition to freelance dance artist. Work with Jorge Crecis, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Hagit Yakira, and many more.

The weekend is followed by the Decoda Graduate Intensive, a 4-day choreographic project with Stephanie Skura.

For full details read more here.

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Autumn term 2014

It’s September already!
Our autumn programme began on 6 September with the DVD launch and Deborah Hay‘s lecture.

Classes resume on 15 September with Rahel Vonmoos in the mornings, and on 8 September Alexandra Baybutt will be leading Monday Night Improvisation.

And keep your eyes peeled for Crossing Borders, which opens on 30 Sept.

Click here to download the new autumn term brochure.