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January - March 2021 at
Independent Dance


Before we blissfully wish the year 2020 goodbye, we are excited to announce who is involved in leading our programme which launches in January.⁠

We are following news and guidelines closely and preparing for the spring programme to shape-shift as we go. We will soon announce full details of all classes and Research Spaces, including booking information, but for now…please save the dates!

Wishing you all a restful time over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Let’s hope 2021 is a better year for us all!


Morning Class

Open to experienced movement practitioners
Mondays - Fridays | 10am – 12noon 

11 - 15 Jan | Eva Karczag*
18 - 21 Jan | Amy Voris*
25 - 29 Jan | Gaby Agis (audio scores)*
01 - 05 Feb | Thomas Kampe & Caroline Scott*
08 - 12 Feb | RESEARCH SPACE, see below
15 - 19 Feb | Andrea Buckley
22 - 26 Feb | Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot & Petra Söör 
01 - 05 Mar | Yael Flexer
08 - 12 Mar | Lucia Walker 
15 - 19 Mar | Francis Angol
22 - 26 Mar | Jean Abreu

Monday Night Improvisation

Open to all
Mondays | 6.30pm - 8.30pm 

11 Jan | Amarnah Amuludun
18 Jan | Sherwood Chen
25 Jan | Thomas Kampe
01 Feb | Simonetta Alessandri 
08 Feb | Mary Pearson 
15 Feb | Kate Brown
22 Feb | Colleen Bartley 
01 Mar | Rainer Knupp 
08 Mar | Rosalie Wahlfrid 
15 Mar | Jessica Lerner
22 Mar | Yumino Seki

*Please note: these classes will be available online only. ID runs MA/MFA Creative Practice in the building for 4 weeks this term with students attending class in the studio. Due to the very reduced capacity required by Covid-19 safety measures, we are unable to offer studio places in these weeks and will instead make the classes available online.

The format of both Morning Classes and Monday Night Improvisation classes will vary week by week and will adapt as required by government guidelines.

We will share full details on the format of each class one week in advance through weekly e-flyers and on social media. 

More info

Booking & Prices

Advance booking will be required for all classes. Bookings will open one week in advance on Mondays, and stay open until 1 hour before class starts. 

Studio-based classes | £6
Online offering (resources or Zoom classes) | £4

Coming up...

How To Be Afraid? A research space with mayfield brooks and Mary Pearson & collaborators
Various events | Mon 08 - Fri 12 Feb

Research Space with Dan Daw, Kitty Ray Fedorec and Tanja Erhart
Sat 06 - Sun 07 Mar

Info on these will be announced soon.

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We are pleased to announce that the postponed Kinesthesia programme will now take place in July 2021, at Middlesex University:

Kinesthesia Moving Image Festival:
17 – 18 July 2021

Kinesthesia Research Space, Artificial Facts with Philippe Blanchard:
12 – 16 July 2021

Kinesthesia is a new festival curated by Dominique Rivoal and Adesola Akinleye (Middlesex Uni), Claire Loussouarn (Goldsmiths), freelance film curator Gitta Wigro and Heni Hale & Nikki Tomlinson (ID).
At the intersection of dance, somatic practices, experimental film and sensory ethnography, Kinesthesia will bring together artists, scholars, researchers, filmmakers and dancers, inviting submissions of work, from any discipline and format.⁠

Kinesthesia focuses on the body as the agent of seeing rather than as an object of display while challenging the domination of the visual over other senses in our culture. ⁠

It will offer a creative exploration of the relationship between sensory moving bodies, and a screening space or platform - fusing two distinct sites in which the codes and conventions of each medium are inextricably linked.⁠

We specifically invite submissions which address experiences, approaches and histories which are traditionally underrepresented in dance, somatics and moving image; as well as submissions from filmmakers and visual artists that explore the kinesthetic and embodied aspect of filmmaking.⁠

Alongside film submissions we invite proposals for short movement workshop sessions that invite an active way of seeing screenwork.

Deadline to submit film, installation, VR or AR work: 21 December 2020 - submissions through Filmfreeway

Deadline to submit proposals for movement workshops: 31 January 2021 - submissions via email to kinesthesiafestival@gmail.com

Kinesthesia is part-funded by the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries Middlesex University. 

Click here for full details

MA/MFA Creative Practice

We look forward to welcoming the new cohort of MA/MFA Creative Practice students in January for the first of two intensive modules run by Independent Dance at our base, Siobhan Davies Studios. 

Applications for next year’s course (starting September 2021) are now open.

If you are interested in finding out more, several upcoming opportunities to meet course leaders and former students start with Trinity Laban's Virtual Open Evening on 28 January.

Click here for more info on MA/MFA Creative Practice


ID's programme is open to disabled and non-disabled dance artists. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work.

Siobhan Davies Studios is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with lifts to both floors. There are two accessible parking spaces available on site which can be booked in advance.

The Roof Studio is fitted with an infra red audio system and both studios have an induction loop hearing system. We are currently not financed to provide BSL interpretation or audio description for events in the building.

Please contact us to discuss any specific access requirements you may have.


Images from top: Francis Angol, photo Robert Waite | Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot & Petra Söör, photos by Akshay Sharma and Maria Andrews, collage Simonetta Alessandri, photo Michele Cipriani | Amy Voris, photo Christian Kipp Amarnah Amuludun, photo Will Pace | Mary Pearson and mayfield brooks, How to Be Afraid? Metal, Liverpool, 2017, photo: Jane MacNeil | Photo Dominique Rivoal | Phe-NoumeNow by Marie Chabert, performers Sofia Filippou, Danny Kearns, Louise Spearing, Marc Stevenson, Maya Giulivi; photo Pete Guy Spencer

© 2014 Independent Dance is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 05096892. Charity no: 1180239. Registered Office: Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London SE1 6ER

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