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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Barbara Mahler

Klein Technique workshop
with Barbara Mahler  

ID welcomes back international artist Barbara Mahler as she returns to lead a workshop in Klein Technique  on 11 October.

Firmly grounded in the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through the tools of process, the technique weaves together theory and practice.

Barbara will also be teaching Morning Class and Monday Night Improvisation from 12-16 October.

Click here for more information.

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Image of Mark Lorimer


Three weeks of workshops with international artists: this year we welcome Susan Rethorst and Caryn McHose from the US, and Mark Lorimer (UK/BE) to lead workshops and share their practice.

Each week has its own focus – choreographic, somatic and performative.

Booking opens on 1 October; click here to find out more about the programme.

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Andrea Zimmerman imageCrossing Borders

Autumn at ID brings the Crossing Borders series of talks, in which UK and international practitioners to share their process and practice. 

These are discursive sessions which invite dialogue and discussion. Speakers this year include Scott deLahunta, Baz Kershaw, Rosemary Lee and Andrea Zimmerman.

For the full listings and to book click here. (The first 20 bookers get a free drink!)