Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation working responsively to support and fuel dance artists in all roles, at all stages of their career, and of all physicalities.

We nurture a practice-led, peer-supported international community of dance artists, with a particular focus on inclusive body-based research enriched by cross-disciplinary and diverse approaches.

Often working with internationally renowned artists, our programme of classes and workshops, complemented by projects and events, invites artists to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

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Autumn at Independent Dance

Booking now open

Our Autumn season starts with a week of Parlour Conversations, a series of informal conversations about current practice and its context, alongside our annual ID Graduate Day and Higher Education Round Table.

Three workshops with Claire Cunningham, Otto Ramstad and Rebecca Mackenzie’s Book Club for Dancers before WinLab closes the year.

Marina Collard starts the Morning Classes of the season and Claudio Girard leads the first Monday Night Improvisation of the autumn.
Rosalie Wahlfrid-Shaw and Adriana Pegorer will be leading a week of morning class each for the first time at ID.

Here is a handy summary of the autumn season in e-flyer form!

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Workshop: Invitation to Attend
with Claire Cunningham

Sunday 16 September | 11am – 5pm

In our first workshop of the season, Claire Cunningham will share methods and scores central to her work, opening up dialogues about where her choreographic practice based around attending/attention and perception, and practices learned from normative-bodied artists, meets with concepts of Crip politics – such as Crip time – and the phenomenology/lived experience of disability.

The workshop is open to people of diverse physicalities and sensory modalities, the work will use structured improvisation and allows everyone to engage at their own chosen levels of energy, pace and scale of movement.

If you have any specific access requirements please let us know.

For more information and to book click here


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MA/MFA Creative Practice:
Dance Professional Practice

Rolling deadline
Course starts September 2018

If you are a mid-career artist thinking about getting a higher degree applications are still open for our MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice.

Update for EU students: the UK government announced that it guarantees EU students’ fee and loan rates same rates as British students after Brexit.

ID Graduate Open Day

Tuesday 4 September | 10am-3pm

Our annual Graduate Day is specifically designed for dance graduates to experience the classes and work on offer at Independent Dance and connect with other artists.

FREE to attend – reserve a place now or read more about the day.