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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Instructions For SurvivalOngoing Dialogues 
With Charlie Morrissey and Scott Smith

A workshop exploring solos and duets, informed by Charlie and Scott’s own movement investigations.

Their approach is influenced by their shared experience of working with contact improvisation, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine, and Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Scores.

Read more about the workshop, or book your place.


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ID Aug2016-RChesher-199Coming up

Morning classes with Rahel Vonmoos, Annie Lok, Ben Ash, Charlie Morrissey, Yael Flexer and Lucia Walker; and Monday Night Improvisation with Jessica Lerner, Thomas Kampe, Carolyn Roy, Seke Chimutengwende and Zoe Solomons.

In July we finish the season with a series of research sharings with Rosanna Irvine, Charlotte Spencer, Margarita Zafrilla, Susanna Recchia and Carolyn Roy.

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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.