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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Guest curation of the autumn classes

Guest curators Amy Voris and Sarah Spies frame the autumn classes and workshops programme with their interest in the curatorial as it arises in dance practice:

We wanted to foreground curation as a creative process and how creative movement practices might be deeply connected to curatorial practices.”

The morning class artists have all been invited to respond to their curatorial starting point.

Among the artists invited to lead classes are Andrea Buckley, Mary Prestidge and Paula Hampson of the Liverpool Improvisation Collective (alongside fellow LIC artist and ID ‘regular’ Andrea Buckley), ‘Funmi Adewole, Manny Emslie and Karin Fisher-Potisk.
Seke Chimutengwende will lead his first week of morning classes for ID.
Read more about the artists and their classes.

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Curious at WinLab 2017

Performance company Curious has created over 40 works traversing performance, installation, publication and film, and developed an international reputation for its edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics.

This is a rare chance to take part in their Autobiology workshop, as they are based in the US at Stanford University, California (although also represented by ArtsAdmin in the UK). The workshop will be led by joint artistic director Helen Paris.

Click here to book or read more about the workshop first.


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WinLab 2017: Artists talks

We are pleased that so many of you have booked to work with our 2017 WinLab artists Chrysa Parkinson, K.J Holmes and Curious (Helen Paris).

Didn’t manage to get a place? Still immerse yourself in Chrysa and K.J’s work by attending their Artists Talks.

Chrysa Parkinson: Tues 5 Dec, 7pm
K.J Holmes: Tues 12 Dec, 7pm

Click here to book