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 performer, 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 by Phillippe Montes

Crossing Borders

29 Oct – 3 Dec 2019, 7pm

ID’s annual season of artist talks is back! The starting point for this year’s series is how artists seek to go beyond their knowledge worlds, encountering and exchanging with different disciplines or perspectives as an agent of creativity.

Read more about the line up here.

£8 (£6 concession), click to book

Crossing Borders 2019 is produced in partnership with Sadler’s Wells and supported by the Society for Dance Research and University of Roehampton.

WinLab 2019

2-20 Dec 2019

The annual ID Winter Laboratory brings leading international artists to the UK, connecting international dance communities across borders.

Maria Hassabi (CY/US), Miranda Tufnell (UK), Eva Karczag (HU/NL/AU), Bojana Cveijc (RS/BE) and Jennifer Lacey (US/FR) will share their practice in week-long and weekend intensives aimed at professionals.

Find out more about the artists and workshops.

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

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