Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance

led by artists for artists


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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Dance and Philosophy Laboratory: tools for research

Ana Mira | Sat 24th May | 11am-5pm

How can we translate sensations, small perceptions and images of our dance experience into verbal language and conceptual thought? How can a philosophical reading of “the profound continuity of movements that make up the dance” enhance our dance experience on it? (Gil, 2002:123)

Ana will also be teaching morning class 19 – 23 May.

For more information and to book, please click here.


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MA Programme in Creative Practice Dance Professional Practice Pathway

A unique opportunity specifically designed for professional and mid-career artists which is delivered jointly by leading organisations Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance, in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Deadline for applications for academic year 2014/15 is 1 July 2014.

Prospective students in need of financial support can apply for a Gill Clarke Bursary, offered by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance through the support of the Leverhulme Trust.

For further information, please click here.

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Workshop: Choreographic Improvisation 

Rosalind Crisp | Fri 20th - Sun 22nd June | various times

Rosalind’s workshop offers practical tools to pay attention to the act of dancing and concrete ways of generating, and of perceiving, movement from any part of the body, at any speed or level, with any force or direction, for any duration… at any time.

Rosalind will also be teaching morning class 16 – 19 June, as well as a Monday night improvisation session on the evening of the 16th.

For further information and to book the workshop, please click here.