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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Classes at ID

I feel I am being taken seriously as a dance artist the moment I step though the door to class or any other activity. I feel like a member of a strong community which carries further than just the studio.”
Have you been to class at ID yet?
Experienced artists lead our Monday Night Improvisation and Professional Morning Class. 

Click here to find out more about who is leading class and what they will be exploring.


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Choreographing in the Imagination of Your Gods: Discussion with Michael Kliën
20 Feb 2016 | 6-8pm

Or what if he thinks he is an atheist but actually isn’t? What if the God he doesn’t believe in knows he is a believer?” (Terry Eagelton)

In this discussion, Michael will unfold current concerns, theories and intuitive conjectures that he considers to be of fundamental relevance to current social and political processes, informed by his extended practice and theory of both choreography and dance.

For more information about the discussion click here, or email us to book.

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Antonio de la Fe - Make Me CoolAntonio de la Fe: Make Me Cool 
11 Feb 2016 | 7.30pm
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A solitary journey into the treacherous landscape of low temperatures with nothing more than the pages of an absurdist script as a guide.

Antonio de la Fe performs his new work at Toynbee Studios, marking the conclusion of his year-long fellowship with ID supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund.