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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With Daria Faïn

From 19-22 May we will be joined by New York choreographer Daria Faïn, for a two day workshop and an engaged talk entitled Daria Faïn and The Commons Choir.

Daria’s practice encompasses a vast range of research and this two day workshop will specifically draw upon her work with Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles to explore the correlation between organs, senses, emotions, intellect and the material space that surrounds us.

For more information click here


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ID Aug2016-RChesher-199Summer season 2017

Our April – July 2017 programme is out: ten weeks of classes, with (among others) Lauren Potter, Charlotte Darbyshire, Ben Ash, Meredith Dufton, Seke Chimutengwende, and many more.

Workshops with Daria Faïn, Charlie Morrissey and Scott Smith offer a chance to work in-depth. 

In July we finish the season with a series of research sharings with Rosanna Irvine, Charlotte Spencer, Margarita Zafrilla, Susanna Recchia and Carolyn Roy.

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20170210_135216 4x6 cropInterested in an MA/MFA designed for practicing artists?

Applications for the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice, run in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance and Trinity Laban, are now open.

You can find out more about the course and how to apply here, including videos with course leader Kirsty Alexander and insights from alumni.