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 available from 10 August.

Turn Your F^*king Head documents the journey of twenty dance artists from eleven countries, who spent ten days being coached in the performance of a solo they had each commissioned from renowned choreographer Deborah Hay.

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

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Dramaturgy at Work

Dramaturgy at Work:
Workshop and Roundtable Discussion

This workshop, in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells Theatre, will address dramaturgy both as a significant working process that is immanent in the creation of contemporary performance, and as a critical practice that is able to interrogate and reinvent the social.

The weekend workshop will be preceded by an open roundtable discussion.

Application deadline: 7 August 2015

Please click here for further information.