Indepen-dance is an inclusive dance development company, which provides creative movement classes for disabled people, their carers and volunteers. Throughout the year, the company performs work of high artistic quality created in collaboration with professional choreographers and dancers. Indepen-dance enables individuals with diverse abilities to participate in and benefit fully from a high quality arts provision.

Indepen-dance creates opportunities to build stronger communities, promotes inclusion and tackles the barriers that prevent individuals with disabilities from participating in and benefiting fully from a high quality arts provision.

The company’s programme of work is planned to offer all its participants a range of creative experiences from the recreational weekly classes through to the challenges of rehearsing, performing and touring new dance pieces.

  • Photo by Brian Hartley

    Some Of The Moments We Haven't Forgotten

  • Photo by Ian Watson


  • Photo by Ian Watson


  • Photo by Brian Hartley


  • Photo by Brian Hartley


  • Photo by Brian Hartley


Scotland's International Inclusive Dance Festival
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Scotland's International Inclusive Dance Festival

Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 September 2016, Tramway, Glasgow

Our international inclusive dance festival brings together people from across the world to share best practice, knowledge and to forge new artistic partnerships in the world of inclusive dance. 
Here is a wee teaser showing you some of the amazing work we had at Gathered Together 2014:

Delegate passes include entry to:

  • 3 Keynote Speeches
  •  5 Workshops or Networking Sessions
  •  3 Evening Performances
    With performances of inclusive dance from national and international professional companies as well as community groups.
  • Farewell Ceilidh
We will also provide lunch on Thursday and Friday.


If we couldn't convince you yet, maybe our previous delegates can:

"A wonderful, heartfelt experience and a great opportunity to work with artists from other countries"
Cheryl, Alas Abiertas Company Member, Paraguay
"Inspiring, motivational, enjoyable, magic"
Dawn, Gathered Together Delegate 2014

"It was a beautiful experience. Meeting and sharing with new people was very special. Over the last few days I have truly seen what inclusion is"
Liz and Paula, International Delegates 2014

Individual delegate passes cost £120

Group deal: buy 5 spaces, get 1 FREE

Book your space now
We are looking forward to seeing you in Glasgow in September, 

The exact programme of our festival is still a secret, but we will start revealing our performers and tutors very soon. If you want to get informed straight away, make sure to sign up for our festival updates.
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Keynote Speeches
Practical Workshops

Evening Performances 

Farewell Ceilidh

Networking Sessions | *New*
Keep up to date with Gathered Together 2016 onfacebook and twitter#GatheredTogether.
Pictures by Susan Hay
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Our mailing address is: 
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 5HZ
United Kingdom

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Contact details

Karen Anderson
Artistic Director

The Briggait
Unit 226
141 Bridgegate
Glasgow G1 5HZ
United Kingdom


Some of the Moments We Haven't Forgotten

A clip taken from this Indepen-dance 4 performance, choreography by Christine Devaney.

"Dreaming ties all mankind together." Jack Kerouac

From nothing but listening and breathing together, unfolds a series of moments that have no meaning until you watch and share these moments. This work evolved through playing and dreaming together.


Triple Bill

Duration: 75 minutes - three short intervals required
Number of people on road: 6
Freight: Excess baggage

Freight details:



Triple Bill includes three separate pieces of work performed by Indepen-dance 4. These include: 'Goldfish' choreographed by StopGap Dance Company; 'Drifting' directed by Ramesh Meyyappan; and 'Some of the Moments We Haven't Forgotten' choreographed by Christine Devaney and music composed and performed by Cellist Robin Mason.


Extra information

The dancers require a standard 10 x 10m dance space.

Wrap-around work

Indepen-dance can provide inclusive dance workshops, residencies and discussions to share their methodologies and techniques in inclusive dance practice.

Press Comments & Testimonials

'Beyond the pleasure of working with the group, I am rewarded with more knowledge about good methods that will help me in my upcoming projects – even with more mainstream dancers.'

Matthew Hawkins Dance Artists


'I made minor adjustments to teach technique class to ensure integrated approach….they had a lovely energy….great engagement.'

Cheryl McChesney - Choreographer


'Indepen-dance 4 is a very positive development, and the inclusive approach is to be welcomed in this young ensemble whose captivating performance skills are displayed to great effect in the new commissioned works by Stopgap and Ramesh Meyyappan.'

Maggie Maxwell Portfolio Manager – Audience Dev, Equalities & Participation, Creative Scotland