Welcome! to Independent Dance

Independent Dance (ID) is one of the UK’s leading artist development organisations.

Founded in 1984, it has been artist-led ever since, working responsively to support dance artists in all roles, of all physicalities, and at all stages of career.

We work with an international community, with a focus on inclusive body-based research and interdisciplinary approaches.

Our public programme includes live and online classes, workshops, research, talks and events, led by internationally-renowned artists and inviting participants and audiences to deepen enquiry and exchange ideas.

In addition ID co-leads on MA Creative Practice with Trinity Laban, forming a bridge between academic, practice-based and professional working contexts.

ID is resident at Siobhan Davies Studios (SDS) in London. We are a partner in a funded Arts Council England NPO consortium with SDS and work in close liaison with them, other partner organisations and 80+ teaching/research artists a year; collaboration is at the heart of what we do.

Online Booking

Advance booking online is now required for all classes and events

Click here to find our booking page, with full info on ID ONLINE Autumn programme

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Image: Katye Coe in rehearsals for Amy Voris’ Perch, photo by Christian Kipp

Last two weeks of term!

We are moving towards the end of our autumn programme.

This week’s morning class for experienced practitioners is led by Sung Im Her joining us online from Seoul.

Next week we welcome Beatrice Allegranti for the last week of classes this term.

Check ID’s booking page for full details.

Image : Sung Im Her in Tuning, photo by Sang Hoon Ok

Commissioned text by Adesola Akinleye

In preparation for the HE Roundtable 2020 Recognising Institutional Racism in Our Classroom, ID commissioned a text by Dr Adesola Akinleye as a starting point and provocation for discussion. The essay is now available to read here.

The full transcript from the HE Round Table is also available here

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

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