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.

Our programme of classes and workshops, led by internationally renowned artists and complemented by projects and events, invites artists and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

Release – Receive – Become

Workshop with Nacera Belaza
19-20 Oct 2019

Dancer and choreographer Nacera Belaza “defies any attempt at classification and description.” (KFDA Brussels)
She enters dance as a self-taught interpreter, and develops a choreography that originates in an inner progress—a sensitive awareness of the body, of space and of the emptiness inside herself.

Find out more about the workshop, and an artist talk where she shares 30 years of her practice, or click here to book.

Image: Karel Mujica courtesy of Holy Hiatus and Joon Dance

Welsh Takeover

Classes and event
16-20 Sep 2019

Wales-based artists Jo Fong, Zosia Jo Dowmunt, Cai Tomos and Eeva Maria-Mutka take over ID for a week, leading morning class and Monday Night Improvisation.
Check out the week’s schedule.

On Tuesday 17th, the artists present What is community?, an evening of work and discussion, informed by the experience of community and location.
How do various practices bring people together?

Event tickets £5, click to book

Image: Nacera Belaza_PYA0118 © POL GUILLARD-L'ART RUE

The Power of Emptiness

Artist talk
19 Oct 2019, 7pm

Choreographic research involves a work of introspection that gradually highlights human behaviour and gives access to greater self-knowledge.
Thus, the confrontation of the individual, through their own body to foreign languages such as the traditional dances of other cultures, is a privileged way to put into dialogue that which both binds and distinguishes beings.”

Join us for an evening with Franco-Algerian dance artist Nacera Belaza, whose practice spans 30 years.

£8 (£6 concessions),
click to book

ID’s work to bring innovations in dance research to London dance practitioners, artists and the wider community is vital.

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