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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Summer term 2016 at ID

We are delighted to share with you our jam packed Summer term! 

Summer at ID is filled with workshops and events by internationally acclaimed artists, alongside our line up of Morning class and Monday Night Improvisation artists.

With workshops facilitated by Dinis Machado, Stacy Makishi, Rosemary Bucther and Padmini Chettur, this term promises to provoke, move and transcend the boundaries and ideas we hold about our dance practice.

Click here to find out more about this term.



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Resisting Myth, Refining Movement
With Padmini Chettur
14 May 2016

Padmini’s research has been leading her to find an authentic vocabulary, or an authentic set of movement ideas that carry the traces of her physical history, but at the same time are open to new developments in the way that we understand the body.

Join Padmini between 8 – 10 July for a workshop and public discussion.

For further information about this workshop and for details on how to book click here.

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Ways of Working
With Stacy Makishi and Rosemary Butcher

A day curated to give participants different routes to reflect on their practice, through the prism of others.Rosemary Butcher reveals aspects of her process through informal discussion, while Stacy Makishi invites us to walk into the unknown with The Killing Time workshop.

For booking information click here.