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. They are complemented by a range of specific projects and events.

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Spring term 2018 

New year, new season!
Curated by the ID team, we give you a term filled with the familiar and the new.

Break in your brand new diaries with the Morning Class and Monday Night Improvisation artists coming up; the season includes a week of artists leading an ID morning class for the first time, as part of New To ID.

In February Lisa Nelson offers a workshop and performance event, and from March the Book Club for Dancers delves into reading as a practice to inform your moving and making.

If you are thinking about getting a higher degree find out about the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway at our open day on 2 Feb.

There is also a chance to join a new Action Learning set. to move your work forward with the support of a facilitated peer mentoring practice.

Click here to book now.

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Curious at WinLab 2017

Performance company Curious has created over 40 works traversing performance, installation, publication and film, and developed an international reputation for its edgy, humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics.

This is a rare chance to take part in their Autobiology workshop, as they are based in the US at Stanford University, California (although also represented by ArtsAdmin in the UK). The workshop will be led by joint artistic director Helen Paris.

Click here to book or read more about the workshop first.


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Artist talk with K.J. Holmes

Tuesday 12 Dec, 7pm
K.J. Holmes speaks about her work, current practice and influences.

Unfortunately, the WinLab 2017 talk with Chrysa Parkinson on 5 Dec had to be cancelled.
If you had already purchased a ticket we will be in touch with you to issue you a full refund.

Click here to book