Welcome to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation working responsively to support and fuel dance artists in all roles, at all stages of their career, and of all physicalities.

We nurture a practice-led, peer-supported international community of dance artists, with a particular focus on inclusive body-based research enriched by cross-disciplinary and diverse approaches.

Often working with internationally renowned artists, our programme of classes and workshops, complemented by projects and events, invites artists to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

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Crossing Borders

Tuesdays | 9 Oct – 27 Nov
7 – 8.30pm

Crossing Borders is a series of discussions.

We invited practitioners with a movement practice to suggest a counterpart, with whom they would discuss the notion of making change. How do we connect our existing knowledge and experiences with our imagining (and creating) of the future?

The topics these artists have proposed range from climate change and concepts of labour to current politics and beyond. We know our starting point – and where the discussion takes us we will discover together.

Read more, or click here to book.

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Spring 2019 season

Here are our dates for the new year!

We are welcoming back Rosalind Crisp for a Choreographic Improvisation workshop in February.

Minako Seki, whose work includes vipassana meditation, contemporary dance, physical theater, Butoh, and Japanese traditional body healing techniques, comes to ID for the first time. Her workshop focuses on sensing and perceiving.

We are excited to offer an opportunity to experience Skinner Releasing Technique in an intensive, the first of its kind in the UK in years.

Our classes will start on 14 January with Amy Voris (Morning Class) and Sophie Arstall (Monday Night Improv), and run up to the 22 March.
Click here for the full list of artists leading class.

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WinLab 2018

3 – 21 Dec | 11am – 5pm

The annual Winter Laboratory (WinLab) is a programme of workshops with leading international artists aimed specifically at working professionals.

WinLab is a great time of year to feed yourself.”    2017 WinLab participant

This year we welcome Deborah Hay (US), Rebecca Hilton (SE), Daria Faïn (FR/US) and Thomas Hauert (BE).

There are also events with Rebecca, Daria and Thomas, which you can book separately.

Find out more about the four workshops.