Workshops and Intensives

These workshops facilitate professional encounters with international and UK-based artists visiting London, and focus on a particular aspect of dance performance or choreography.

They are programmed throughout the year; to hear about forthcoming workshops subscribe to our newsletters.

Coming up in Summer 2016:


Resisting Myth, Refining Movement
With Padmini Chettur
8-10 July 2016

Padmini comes from Chennai and is one of the few Indian contemporary choreographers who did not come to the West to train, but instead departed from her original training in Bharatanatyam by developing her own highly distilled, minimal aesthetic and somatically sourced approach.

Her workshop will look at how to develop movement ideas by exploring ‘distance’ and ‘nearness’ as ideas that exist inside the body. What her work carries from her BN history is a concern for precision, but in her workshop this precision translates into how movement possibilities come from what she calls “a system of observing the internal connections of our minute actions. Looking at small weight transfers, tiny articulations, longer lines of tension, and eventually how all of these spill into the external space. Defining it, being defined by it as a way to be precise.”

Sasha Waltz was hugely appreciative of Padmini’s work when she discovered it and brought her work to Europe. Padmini’s work therefore has an established reputation in Germany and The Netherlands but is less well known here.   You can see examples of her choreography on you tube, eg:

This workshop is part of Re:Imagine India, ID’s joint development initiative with Gati Dance Forum.

For professional dance artists
Date and time
Friday 8th July | 6 – 9 pm
Saturday 9th July – Sunday 10th July | 11am – 5pm
Public discussion Saturday 9th July | 6 – 7.30pm
Standard price £ 150
Low income £100
Concession £75
Public discussion free to workshop participants
Public discussion 
Standard price | £6
Concession | £5
To book please call 020 7091 9650 or download the ID booking form and send it to