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 and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

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Spring 2019 season

Here are our dates for the new year!

We are welcoming back Rosalind Crisp for a Choreographic Improvisation workshop in February.

Minako Seki, whose work is underpinned by a holistic approach to living and art-making, comes to ID for the first time. Her workshop focuses on sensing and perceiving.

We are excited to offer an opportunity to experience Skinner Releasing Technique in an intensive, the first of its kind in the UK in years.

Our classes will start on 14 January with Amy Voris (Morning Class) and Sophie Arstall (Monday Night Improv), and run up to the 22 March.
Click here for the full list of artists leading class.

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Skinner Releasing Technique

25 March – 12 April 2019

A rare opportunity to follow the 15 classes of the introductory pedagogy over three weeks, led by Gaby Agis, Kirsty Alexander and Lizzy Le Quesne.

Alongside the morning sessions, which are built on guided poetic images, hands-on partner work and movement explorations, there are weekly creative afternoon workshops and seminar discussions.

The workshop is equally accessible to those experienced in SRT and to people who are new to the work.

We have opened a waiting list for this workshop – click here to add your name.


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Dancing the Qualia

Workshop with Minako Seki
23 – 24 March 2019

Berlin-based dance artist Minako Seki draws on Butoh, and combines a holistic approach to working and living that includes meditation, macrobiotic cooking, healing techniques and ritual with dance and choreography.

Her workshop will focus on seeing, sensing and receiving.
By understanding the features of perception, it becomes possible to imagine the formation of invisible parts of reality.

Find out more about Minako and the workshop.