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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Leon Alesi

The Prepared Body
With Deborah Hay 

Join us in March for a week long workshop with Deborah Hay. Deborah comes straight to London from a new commission which premieres in Dusseldorf the week before.

Deborah’s most recent workshop for ID was in 2015 – here is what artists said about it:

It showed me how language is delicate, how it communicates an idea and yet how much freedom each person has to understand that communication.”

It taught me how helpful it is to keep curious, interested and engaged in order to allow something interesting to happen.”

Applications have now closed.

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ID Aug2016-RChesher-199Classes coming up

Why take class? Because it breaks us out of our own ‘filter bubble’.
As artists we need to meet experiences and ideas that challenge us and shake us out of what we already know; and the joy of a ‘teacher’ is that they can hold a space and propose a framework in which that can happen.”

We have a few more weeks of classes before Deborah’s workshop in March takes us into the Easter break:

Aya Kobayashi will be replacing Marina Collard the week of 20 February.
Alexandra Baybutt will be back, followed by Thomas Goodwin, Susanna Recchia and Carolyn Roy.

Monday Night Improvisation continues with Annie Lok, Sally Dean, Alexandra Baybutt, Alex Crowe and Andrew Downes.

Make sure you’re up to date as the year unfolds and sign up to our newsletter.

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20170210_135216 4x6 cropInterested in an MA/MFA designed for practicing artists?

Applications for the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice, run in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance and Trinity Laban, are now open.

You can find out more about the course and how to apply here, including videos with course leader Kirsty Alexander and insights from alumni.