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.

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ID celebrates 35 years!

15 June 2019

ID was founded in 1984 by a group of individual dance artists as a vehicle for new movement forms and ideas.

It has grown, moved, changed and evolved, driven by the artists who were and are part of it in different ways.

We want to celebrate this vibrant adventure with all of you, and toast to the future!

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Space Mix / Interrogating Contact Improvisation

Workshop with Karen Nelson
1-5 July 2019

Karen will lead a one-week intensive workshop drawing on CI, Material for the Spine and Tuning Scores.

On Friday, Karen hosts a “participatory lecture demonstration jam event” centering on intersectionality and stories of Contact Improvisation through the body, open to the public.

Find out more about Karen and the workshop.

MA/MFA Creative Practice

Bursary deadline
14 June 2019

The Dance Professional Practice MA/MFA programme is specifically designed for mid-career artists, as a rigorous and investigative learning and research opportunity. It provides a space for professional dance artists to further develop their artistic practice within an expert environment of intellectual and creative inquiry.

Find out about the course and about the Gill Clarke Bursaries for exceptional students.

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

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