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.

Our programme of classes and workshops, led by internationally renowned artists and complemented by projects and events, invites artists and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.


Workshop with Nacera Belaza
19-20 Oct 2019

Dancer and choreographer Nacera Belaza “defies any attempt at classification and description.” (KFDA Brussels)
She enters dance as a self-taught interpreter, and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress—a sensitive awareness of the body, of space and of the emptiness inside herself.

Find out more about the workshop, and an artist talk where she shares 30 years of her practice, or click here to book.

Agency Under Pressure

5 Sep 2019

ID’s annual HE Round Table is a facilitated meeting space for artists working in higher education.

Pressures on HE are mounting, from a number of directions. We will ask how we retain our agency, and influence the network of relationships that we rely upon.

It’s free to attend – find out more about the HE Round Table here.

Graduate Open Day

Class and workshop
4 Sep 2019

A day specially designed for dance graduates:
Meet fellow artists, experience the ID offer, and share resources and survival strategies for a newly forming career in dance.

Free to join – booking essential!
Read more here.

ID’s work to bring innovations in dance research to London dance practitioners, artists and the wider community is vital.

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