Independent Dance

Contemporary Improvisation Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road, London
Tel: 020 7091 9650

Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation providing a responsive framework to support, sustain and stimulate dance artists in their ongoing development as professionals.
It provides a specialist and coherent programme offering opportunities to learn, deepen enquiry, share practice and exchange ideas as part of an interdependent international community.
The classes and workshops at the core of the programme, led by internationally renowned artists, place a particular focus on movement exploration as a source for performance, improvisation and composition.

Workshops and Intensives
Workshops and intensives offer opportunites for in-depth investigation and individualised exploration of leading artists’ unique approach to movement, the body and creative practice. Workshops

Morning classes
Open to experienced movement practitioners, 10am – 12noon
The daily class provides a learning environment to support the mindful curiosity and physical intelligence of the dancer. Diverse body-mind techniques influence the individual teachers’ approaches to movement, such as BMC, Aikido, Yoga, Alexander, improvisation/contact improvisation, Skinner Releasing and Chi Gong (see detailed descriptions on website). Classes aim to support the different needs of independent professionals – from weeks of pure ‘release technique’, to an improvisational focus, or the specific bodywork forms of Yoga or Feldenkrais. To find out more on individual teachers you can read their biographies and watch video clips of the classes on the ID website.
Rates: Drop in class: £4.50 or 10 class dance card (valid indefinitely): £35

2014 Listings Morning Class
Mon – Thurs 10am – 12noon
Class listings
For those with special circumstances, up to four spaces each day are bookable in advance. Please call 020 7091 9650 for further details.

Monday Night Improvisation
Monday evenings, 6.30 – 8.30pm (Open to all levels)
These classes do not specifically focus on one style or approach, but rather aim to offer participants a range of opportunities to explore the richness and diversity encapsulated within the form of improvisation.
Drop in class: £4.50 or 10 class dance card: £35
Studio space booked from 6:00 – 9:00pm for participants to warm-up and warm-down.
Class listings

Feedback Forum
These choreographic feedback studio sessions are an opportunity for professional choreographers to show work at any stage in its process, in order to get appropriate feedback to help in the process of developing the work. For full details please visit: Feedback Forum

WinLab (Winter Laboratory) festival
The Winter Laboratory (WinLab) is a three-week festival of week-long intensive workshops with leading international artists.
The workshop programme is supplemented by drop-in activities, talks and events for a wider audience. The workshops offer the opportunity to share the practices of international guest artists and for participants to engage and interact with each other within this framework. Winlab

Crossing Borders Talks
The Crossing Borders talks feature UK and international practitioners, whose work understands movement and embodiment through a variety of different forms, and invites them to share their process and practice. Crossing Borders

Siobhan Davies Studios is accessible to disabled people and wheelchair users and the Independent Dance programme is open to disabled and non-disabled professional dance artists. If you have any particular access requirements please contact Independent Dance directly.

Location of classes
Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, London SE1 6ER
London Borough of Southwark
By tube: Northern line to Elephant and Castle Station – 10 minute walk (subway 10 exit for St George’s Road)
By bus: 12, 53, 148, 344, 360, 453 to Elephant and Castle, C10 to Imperial War Museum.
By rail: Mainline: Waterloo Station – Elephant and Castle (Thameslink)

Independent Dance
Tel: 020 7091 9650

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