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.

Often working with internationally renowned artists, our programme of classes and workshops, complemented by projects and events, invites artists to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

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Morning Class and
Monday Night Improvisation

Monday – Friday | 10am-12noon
Mondays | 6.30-8.30pm

One of our MA students recently highlighted this quote from Joan Skinner about her approach to leading class:

I think what fascinates me is watching people in class – I love to see them peel away layers of prescribed behavior and prescribed thoughts to discover who they really are. And you see it when it happens. The people are discovering something. And they change. They look different; they have more strength, they have more serenity, and they just look different because they’re no longer programmed. It’s always awesome to me to see that in class. So, I am never tired of seeing people change.”

(Quote from Bettina Neuhaus’ interview with Joan Skinner in Contact Quarterly)

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The Breathing Archive
with Anouk Llaurens

Sunday 10 June | 11am-5pm

What if dance artists apply their skills to document their own practice? What kind of documentation could emerge from such an approach?

Belgian artist Anouk Llaurens will be leading a one-day workshop exploring these questions this June.

Anouk’s research “is not about ‘knowledge production’, accumulating and capitalising knowledge, but about the process and activity of learning, and maybe unlearning.”

Read more about the workshop or click here to book!

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MA/MFA Creative Practice:
Dance Professional Practice

Rolling deadline
Course starts September 2018

If you are a mid-career artist thinking about getting a higher degree find out about the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice.

I looked for years to find an MA program like this. This course fosters a somatic approach to movement and supports practicing artists to continue with their own path of inquiry. The teachers, environment and tutoring offered is outstanding. These conditions for learning have allowed me to stretch beyond what I thought was imaginable. I am now better able to articulate my ideas within my practice and place those ideas in a broader context.”
MA CP DPP alumna