Contemporary dance is an oral tradition: its languages, practices and ideas are transmitted and developed through the live exchange of artists on a daily basis. A clear philosophy, flowing from the notion of a dance artist who is continuously exploring, questioning and extending his/her practice and approach, underlies ID’s programme and influences the range of classes and artists invited to lead and contribute to it. A continuity of respected British-based teachers, supplemented by leading international artists, lies at the centre of our programming ethos.

Read more about the Morning Class for professionals and the open-level Monday Night Improvisation.
Download a copy of the ID autumn 2017 brochure

The Independent Dance programme is open to disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work. For practical information about access in the studios click here.

Autumn 2017 programme:

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Morning Class

11 – 15 Sep Marina Collard
18 – 22 Sep Annie Lok
25 – 29 Sep Karin Fisher-Potisk
2 – 6 Oct Andrea Buckley
9 – 13 Oct Seke Chimutengwende
16 – 20 Oct Thomas Goodwin
23 – 27 Oct Liverpool Improvisation Collective
30 Oct – 3 Nov Liverpool Improvisation Collective
6 – 10 Nov Manny Emslie
13 – 17 Nov Antonio de la Fe
20 – 24 Nov Katye Coe
27 Nov – 1 Dec Rahel Vonmoos


More about Morning Class 

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Monday Night Improvisation

11 Sep Florence Peake
18 Sep Alexandra Baybutt
25 Sep Andrew Downes
2 Oct ‘Funmi Adewole
9 Oct Simonetta Alessandri
16 Oct Claudio Girard
23 Oct Jovair Longo
30 Nov Colin Poole
6 Nov Rainer Knupp
13 Nov Rachel Dean
20 Nov Alex Crowe
27 Nov Sally E.Dean

More about Monday Night Improvisation

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About the classes

Our classes provide a continuity of provision for artists whose employment, even at the height of their careers is often sporadic, and an opportunity for non-dance artists to experience the improvisational approaches used by many of the leading dance artists in the UK.

Our regular programme aims to go beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote mindful and efficient practice and to embrace a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This philosophy extends beyond dance artists’ creative practice into the wider spheres of interaction, collaboration and innovative approaches to the management of portfolio careers as performers, teachers, viewers and creators of work.