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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Body as site Rosemary ButcherMemory at Work: Rosemary Butcher in the Present Tense 

On 17 December, we will co-host a shared space for remembering Rosemary Butcher and her work, and traces the legacies of a key British choreographer of the 20th and 21st centuries through those who connected with her at different points in her career. Click here for more information and an event schedule.

Booking is essential – there is no walk-up on the day as capacity is limited.

The event is organised collaboratively by Kirsty Alexander, Lauren Potter, Stefanie Sachsenmaier (Middlesex University) and Independent Dance, with support from Siobhan Davies Dance.

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Brochure spring 2017 2 - crop for websiteNew year, new programme:
Spring 2017

The new year is packed with events, classes and workshops, and we hope to see many of you there!

Classes will start the year, with Eva Karczag, Gaby Agis, Sherwood Chen, and many other regular and guest artists.

Helen Poynor and Deborah Hay will come to London to lead workshops.

The next cohort of MA students takes over the Roof studio for five weeks starting in January. If you are a mid-career artist looking for a programme to really shift your practice, come to our open day and find out more.

Make sure you’re up to date as the year unfolds and sign up to our newsletter.

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6-CoCoDanse_AnnaWithOrange_2016_Copyright_CoCoDanse - FOR WEBSITECrossing Borders Talks 

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

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

Read more about upcoming talks here.

As we are now mid-way through, you can also catch up with previous talks in our audio collection.