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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Summer term 2016 at ID

We are delighted to share with you our jam packed Summer term! 

Summer at ID is filled with workshops and events by internationally acclaimed artists, alongside our line up of Morning class and Monday Night Improvisation artists.

With workshops facilitated by Dinis Machado, Stacy Makishi, Rosemary Bucther and Padmini Chettur, this term promises to provoke, move and transcend the boundaries and ideas we hold about our dance practice.

Click here to find out more about this term.



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Psychedelic Bodies For Somatic Fictions
With Dinis Machado
14 May 2016

Join Dinis Machado as he opens up his practice and research in this one day workshop. He will look into the question “what happens when bodies do not imagine themselves as they are medically described?”

For further information about this workshop and for details on how to book click here.

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Anatomy of an Artist
21 – 22 May 2016

Ten new commissions explore the traces of other artists’ practices.

ID and partner organisation Siobhan Davies Dance jointly present the 6th edition of the WHAT festivals.

To find out about the commissioned artists and their investigations and to book tickets click here.