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)

Bettina is part of this season’s classes programme at ID.

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Summer programme at ID

Bookings now open 

A fresh new season of Morning Classes & Monday Night Improvisation.
We are pleased to have two international guests teaching a week of Morning Class: Martin Piliponsky and Sherwood Chen.

Rahel Vonmoos leads a one day workshop taking BMC into performance practice and Anouk Llaurens leads a workshop exploring her research, The Breathing Archive.

We also have Research Lab in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance and a briefing session on the Arts Council’s new funding strand for research, the Developing your Creative Practice fund.

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