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.

Fest en Fest

Sat 8 Feb, 10am – 2pm

Independent Dance is excited to be working in partnership with Fest en Fest, hosting a workshop opportunity at Laurie Grove, Deptford.

Performance duo QUARTO will lead a one day workshop, Communal Rope, dealing with rope as an emblem, as a riddle and a problem, collectively encountering its qualities and dealing with its entanglements.

Find out more

Embryology & BMC

25-26 Jan

Olive Bieringa is a maker of dances, installations, films, festivals, and workshops from Aotearoa/New Zealand.  She is part of BodyCartography Project with Otto Ramstad.

She will lead a weekend workshop of experiential embryology through the lens of Body-Mind Centering® this January.

Morning Class

Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm

Our classes extend beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as expressive and creative artists.

This season we welcome Janine Harrington, Elisa Vassena and Beatrice Allegranti, who are leading ID class for the first time, alongside Stephanie McMann, Lauren Potter, Kirsty Alexander and Lizzy Le Quesne, among others.

Check out the full class programme.

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

ID Participant