Indepen-dance 4 is our flagship inclusive dance ensemble, with a fast-growing reputation for innovative and high quality touring productions. Our four dancers [Hayley Earlam, Neil Price and Adam Sloan] have worked with an amazing range of choreographers and musicians, touring shows in the UK and across Europe.
Join Indepen-dance 4 for weekly technique classes on Wednesdays from 9:15am at Scottish Ballet.
Call 0141 552 3555 for details.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GROW: 2019 AUTUMN TOUR
Director: Anna Newell
Composer: David Goodall
Choreographer: Hayley Earlam
Designer: Brian Hartley
Dancers: Jack Anderson, Hayley Earlam, Neil Price, Adam Sloan
Indepen-dance 4 is back out on tour with GROW this Autumn and heading to Peebles, Johnstone, Edinburgh, East Kilbride, Lockerbie, Musselburgh and Banchory.
It’s the first day of spring and tiny tendrils of new life are peeping out of the ground, stretching their way into the sunshine and producing a riot of glorious colour. GROW is a curious, hypnotic and playful adventure for 3-5 year olds!
Eastgate Theatre (Peebles)
Thu 10 Oct
£6/£4 / £18 (family of 4)
01721 725 777 | eastgatearts.com
Johnstone Town Hall
Fri 11 Oct
0300 300 1210 | renfrewshireleisure.com/whats-on
Roxy Assembly (Edinburgh)
Sat 12 & Sun 13 Oct
£8/£6 / £20 (family of 4)
0131 623 3030 | assemblyroxy.com
East Kilbride Theatre
Tue 15 Oct
11am and 1pm
01355 261 000 | sllcboxoffice.co.uk
Lockerbie Town Hall
Wed 16 Oct
01576 202 632 | 01387 253 383 | dgboxoffice.co.uk/
Brunton Theatre (Musselburgh)
Thu 17 Oct
0131 665 2240 | thebrunton.co.uk
The Barn (Banchory)
Sat 19 Oct
£6 / £5 under 16s
01330 825431 | thebarnarts.co.uk
FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES
Four Go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at how friendships are built broken and mended – a whimsical adventure featuring tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats, and of course, lots of fun in wellies!
For audiences aged 3-5 years (and their families) from Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company. Created with the dancers, by director Anna Newell, composer David Goodall, choreographer Stevie Prickett with design by Brian Hartley.
Indepen-dance 4 is delighted to have been invited to The New Victory Theater, New York in March 2020 with Four Go Wild in Wellies.
The New Victory Theater (New York, United States)
Friday 27th March – Sunday 5th April
Tickets at The New Victory | Ticket_Services@NewVictory.org | 646.223.3010
Check out our trailer for a taster of the fun to come…
The tour has been supported by funding from Creative Scotland, STV Children’s Appeal, The Trades House of Glasgow Commonwealth Fund and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Indepen-dance 4’s repertoire includes (but is not limited to) the following pieces:
A:Version is a humorous celebration of the art of making mistakes from a unique, young inclusive dance quartet. When does rehearsal end and performance begin? The quirks and idiosyncrasies of the studio are playfully explored. But as the dancers strive to complete the piece, they ask themselves: does practice really make perfect?
Photo by The Camera Quines
Four Go Wild In Wellies
A brand new show for audiences aged 3-5 years, Four Go Wild In Wellies is a whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies!
Created with the company by director Anna Newell, composer David Goodall and choreographer Stevie Prickett who have worked together for more than 20 years and have created work for younger audiences that has toured as far afield as South Africa and off Broadway.
Photo by Brian Hartley
Vous is a collaboration between George Adams and the dancers at Indepen-dance. The work references how we meet each other, and in this exchange how we aim to find a balance between listening and contributing. Vous references how we view image and people within a particular context. The piece is episodic in nature and plays with choreographed relationships as part of a movement quartet. The movement material is being continually refined and the work hopes to continue to development into a full length dance theatre piece.
Photo by Ian Watson
Some of the Moments We Haven’t Forgotten
“Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
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.
Choreographer/Director Christine Devaney
Music composed and played by Robin Mason
Devised by Christine Devaney, Robin Mason, Hayley Earlam, Adam Sloan, Neil Price & Kelly McCartney
As a boy falls in and out of sleep and as his sleep becomes deeper and longer his family begin to drift apart as the stresses and strains take their toll.
Choreographer/Director Ramesh Meyyappan
Music composed by David Paul Jones
Devised by Hayley Earlam, Adam Sloan, Neil Price & Kelly McCartney
Watching the world through his aquarium, Owen Moon’s imagination begins to seep into his everyday life. When reality starts to shake his dream world, Owen submerges himself deeper into a fantasy full of fish, space and MTV.
Choreographers Lucy Bennett & Chris Pavia
Music composed by Jim Pinchin
Projects that Indepen-dance 4 has been involves in:
Scottish Ballet Project – 24th & 25th April 2015
Building on from a fruitful choreographic workshop last year, Scottish Ballet and Indepen-dance 4, Scotland’s leading inclusive dance company for artists with diverse abilities, are coming together again with innovative choreographer Marc Brew to create an exciting world première. Renowned for its tenderness, Marc Brew’s work illustrates the beauty of moments shared and reveals the unusual and the inspiring in the everyday and the mundane. Brew is praised for consistently redefining the expectations of physicality for dancers, and his new piece will be like nothing you’ve seen before.
Integrance – Funded by the European Union
INTEGRANCE focuses on performance as part of a long term project to consolidate recognition of inclusive dance as a key part of performing arts. Inclusive dance recognises that artists should be chosen, regardless of their disability or ability, on the basis of their talent. The highly experienced INTEGRANCE partners, Indepen-dance (UK), StopGap (UK), Micadanses (FR) and Platform-K (BE), have long worked with inclusive dance and have reached a position whereby the focus is not only on education and social inclusion, but also on high-quality artistic performance.
Find more about this project on www.integrance.co.uk
Spring Tour 2015 Trailer
|Adam Sloan Speaker at World Down Syndrome Congress 2018|
|4 Go Wild In Wellies Fringe Performance 2018|
|Hayley Earlam Award Winner 2018|
|Sunday Herald Culture Awards||Jul-18|
|Exalt with Scottish Ballet at the DiG festival 2015|
|The Public Reviews||Apr-15|
|Row B Seat 87||Apr-15|
|Triple Bill Spring Tour 2015|
|McLellan Arts Festival|
2 September 2015
|Community Theatre Lamlash
Arran High School
28 August 2015
|Dance International Glasgow |
Performance with Scottish Ballet
24 April 2015
25 April 2015
25 Albert Drive
| Integrance Project |
You & Vous
19 February 2015
20 February 2015
| Integrance Project |
You & Vous
23 February 2015
24 February 2015
Studio May B
16, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
|Spring Tour 2015|
|20 March 2015|
|21 March 2015|
|25 March 2015|
|The Old Sheriff Court
105 Brunswick Street
|27 March 2015|
1000 Westerhouse Road Glasgow
|31 March 2015|
|Paisley Arts Centre
|01 April 2015|
|03 April 2015|
|06 April 2015|
Old Glamis Road
|Spring Tour 2014|
|06/03/2014||Beacon Arts Centre
Custom House Quay
|02/04/2014||Howden Park Centre
|Autumn Tour 2013|
|17/10/2013||The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
|24/10/2013||The Aros Experience
Isle of Skye
Rouken Glen Road
Argyll And Bute