Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance

led by artists for artists


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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what_now festival talks online

You can now watch all four talks that were given as part of what_now festival 2014 back in April.

what_now 2014 re-imagined the idea of a festival by hosting a group of 20 dance artists to explore processes of moving through collective practice and theory with and without an audience.

Guest speakers Derek McCormack, Caroline Bergvall, Joris Vlieghe and Laura Cull gave public talks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, each speaker coming to this discourse about the thinking body through a different approach, including philosophy, human geography, education and performance.

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Graduate Lab 2014

The annual intensive for graduates is coming up in September – this year with a combined offer from Independent Dance, Decoda and Coventry University.

The ID Graduate Lab is a compact weekend of workshops, talks and networking to help your transition to freelance dance artist. Work with Jorge Crecis, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Hagit Yakira, and many more.

The weekend is followed by the Decoda Graduate Intensive, a 4-day choreographic project with Stephanie Skura.

For full details read more here.

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Autumn term 2014

Bookings are now open for our autumn term programme.

We have a wonderful season to look forward to, filled with renowned international and UK artists offering workshops, classes, talks, films and performances. Whether you wish to participate, listen, or watch, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the coming months.

We hope to see you soon and look forward to welcoming you to the studios.

Click here to download the new autumn term brochure.