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.

Morning class

Daily movement practice

ID class provides a professional learning environment of mindful curiosity and physical intelligence in movement research.
Leading British-based and international artists draw from a unique amalgamation of their experiences in dance and other body-mind practices.

With a focus on movement explorations that attend to what movement feels like, rather than imitating an ideal form, classes are accessible to all, including disabled artists.

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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

Intensives, 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.”

ID Participant