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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Crossing Borders

Tuesdays | 9 Oct – 27 Nov
7 – 8.30pm

Crossing Borders is a series of discussions.

We invited practitioners with a movement practice to suggest a counterpart, with whom they would discuss the notion of making change. How do we connect our existing knowledge and experiences with our imagining (and creating) of the future?

The topics these artists have proposed range from climate change and concepts of labour to current politics and beyond. We know our starting point – and where the discussion takes us we will discover together.

Read more, or click here to book.

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Workshop: Material for the Spine
with Otto Ramstad

Saturday 10 Nov | 1.30 – 7.30pm
Sunday 11 Nov | 11am – 5pm


Material for the Spine strengthens and coordinates the foundation of a person’s movement. It is an exploration of the movement possibilities within the muscles surrounding the spine, as well as the connections between the pelvis, head, scapula and vertebrae.

Specific exercises, body puzzles and ideokinetic imagery support the practice.

Otto Ramstad has followed Steve Paxton’s work of contact improvisation since 1996, and Paxton’s Material for the Spine since 2010.

For more information and to book click here

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WinLab 2018

3 – 21 Dec | 11am – 5pm

The annual Winter Laboratory (WinLab) is a programme of workshops with leading international artists aimed specifically at working professionals.

WinLab is a great time of year to feed yourself.”    2017 WinLab participant

This year we welcome Deborah Hay (US), Rebecca Hilton (SE), Daria Faïn (FR/US) and Thomas Hauert (BE).

There are also events with Rebecca, Daria and Thomas, which you can book separately.

Find out more about the four workshops.