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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Our next season

We’re already getting ready for the autumn!

This season, we invited Andrea Buckley to create the classes and workshops programme. Alessandro Certini (IT) and Simon Whitehead (UK) will lead workshops, and have a look at her classes line-up.

We start the autumn on 5 September with Parlour Conversations, a week of informal mornings to connect with areas of practice in discussion.

Together with Dancers’ Career Development we are launching an Action Learning programme – join the free introductory workshop on 26 September to find out more.

WinLab returns in December, with Miranda Tufnell, Rosalind Crisp and Jayne Parker leading intensives. Booking opens in October – mark your diaries!

For updates as the term unfolds, make sure you subscribe to our mailing list.
In the meantime, we hope you have a lovely summer, and see you in September!

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Parlour Conversations 

Join us for our second year of Parlour Conversations. A series of conversations through the week of 5 – 9 September, about current practice and its context.

This years conversation topics can be found here.

Parlour Conversations are free, but please RSVP by emailing us to reserve your place.


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Rosemary Butcher
1947- 2016

We are deeply saddened by Rosemary Butcher’s passing.
Her unique artistic voice was a beacon of UK dance.
Rosemary was one of the artists who founded ID, and she has been part of its fabric ever since. Her extraordinary vision and work will be missed and remembered by all of us.

Click here to read more.