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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Spring 2019 season

Here are our dates for the new year!

We are welcoming back Rosalind Crisp for a Choreographic Improvisation workshop in February.

Minako Seki, whose work includes vipassana meditation, contemporary dance, physical theater, Butoh, and Japanese traditional body healing techniques, comes to ID for the first time. Her workshop focuses on sensing and perceiving.

We are excited to offer an opportunity to experience Skinner Releasing Technique in an intensive, the first of its kind in the UK in years.

Our classes will start on 14 January with Amy Voris (Morning Class) and Sophie Arstall (Monday Night Improv), and run up to the 22 March.
Click here for the full list of artists leading class.

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WinLab 2018 – artist events

8, 11 and 18 Dec | 7pm

Join us for three different events with the WinLab guest artists.

On 8 December, Rebecca Hilton (SE) invites a Long Table discussion about the ethics and aesthetics of participatory performance.

Daria Faïn (FR/US) shares her work in progress Landing Sites in a lecture performance on the 11th.

Finally, on 18 December, Thomas Hauert (BE) will talk about his work and process.

All these talks are free to participants in each artists respective workshop; tickets are also available to buy.

Click here to book!

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WinLab 2018 – workshops

3 – 21 Dec | 11am – 5pm

The annual Winter Laboratory (WinLab) is a programme of workshops with leading international artists aimed specifically at working professionals.

This year we welcome Deborah Hay, Rebecca Hilton, Daria Faïn and Thomas Hauert.

Deborah’s workshop is sold out and we are operating a waiting list for Thomas.
There are still some last-minute places for Daria and Rebecca’s workshops!

WinLab is a great time of year to feed yourself.” 
2017 WinLab participant

Find out more about the four workshops.