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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Dissection Table Anatomy, Vesalius Fabrica

Call for ideas

ID and Siobhan Davies Dance invite dance artists and practitioners from other disciplines to propose ideas for What remains…, the 2016 edition of the WHAT festival series.

The festival will consist of works created from this call, which will look at the ‘anatomy’ of an artist: their methods, inspirations, influences, biography or indeed their actual anatomy.

Call deadline: 12noon on Monday 7 September 2015
For more information and an application pack
click here

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TYFH image - Deborah Hay for web

TYFH Documentary DVD

Turn Your F^*king Head, a new DVD resource produced by ID and published by Routledge, is now available.

The film shows Hay and the 20 artists involved in 2012′s SPCP as they engage with the process of creating adaptations of Hay’s new score, Dynamic.

Click here to read more about Deborah and the Solo Performance Commissioning Project.

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Autumn season 2015

Autumn season 2015

Classes have now finished for the Summer, but don’t forget to take a look at what we’ve got in store from September.

The season kicks off with an all new Parlour Conversations series; a chance to share and discuss what propels our practice as independent dance artists.

We also have workshops with Barbara Mahler, Robbie Synge, and a roundtable discussion on Dramaturgy at Work.

Click here to download your copy of the new autumn brochure, with a full array of classes, workshops and talks.