Welcome! to Independent Dance

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One of the UK’s leading dance organisations, Independent Dance (ID) has been led by artists since it was founded in 1984, with learning, collaboration and internationalism at its heart. ID is based at Siobhan Davies Studios (SDS) in London.

Our aim at all times is to be future-thinking, inclusive, anti-racist and environmentally sustainable, agitating for positive change and justice both within ID and the wider arts field.

Our year-round public programme includes live and online classes, labs, research, festivals and talks. We offer paid work to 100+ artists a year and collaborate with them and organisations across the UK and the globe to facilitate critically-engaged activity for artists, participants and audiences.

Peace Lemon, image Sayaka Katsumoto

Kinesthesia Festival

16 – 18 July

A new moving image festival taking place at Middlesex University + online.

Full programme of work by 30+ artists announced!

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Georgia Paizi, Getting Into Your Head

International Festival of Learning
22 – 30 July

ID is launching a new frame in which to share and value expanded approaches to learning, collaboration and performance – an International Festival of Learning (IFL).

Further info and booking here

Charlie Ashwell in Banishing Dance, photo Ben Gilbert

Seke Chimutengwende curates!

Charlie Ashwell, Akeim Toussaint-Buck, Laila Diallo, Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome and Charlotte Spencer – all invited by Seke Chimutengwende this summer – come join in!

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Images from top left, clockwise: Alexandrina Hemsley performing CONTOUR (2018) in collaboration with composer Jasmin Rodgman and The London Symphony Orchestra, photo Richard Moore | Bisola Bello, photo Tamata Ferriari | Robert Anderson at the Echo Echo CI festival in Derry, NI, 2019, photo Olga Berdikyan |Yumino Seki, photo James Roseveare