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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Kirsty Alexander announced as co-director 

After 18 amazing years, Fiona Millward is leaving Independent Dance at the end of December to re-focus on her freelance career.

Independent Dance is now delighted to announce Kirsty Alexander as her successor.
Kirsty is an independent artist, educator and researcher, who has performed with Gaby Agis, Rosemary Butcher, Gill Clarke, Michael Clark,
Michel Laub and Station House Opera. She is an influential educator in dance and an advocate for somatic practice.

For the full press release please click here.

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Crossing Borders talks 2014

The talks feature UK and international practitioners whose work understands movement and embodiment through a variety of different forms, and invites them to share their process and practice.

This year’s series opened on the 30th September with Steve Valk.

To listen to the previous talks in the series and for details of the full programme of speakers, please click here.


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WinLab 2014

Bookings are now open for WinLab festival 2014.

We are excited to bring together a thought-provoking ensemble of highly esteemed international dance artists to lead our professional workshops.

This year’s WinLab artists are:

Week1: Frey Faust
Week 2: Meg Stuart
Week 3: Alice Chauchat

For further information and to book, please click here.