The Sparse Collective is a group of international dance artists who share a passion for collective improvisation. The members met in 2012 at The London Contemporary Dance School and they established the collective in 2014, thanks to the guidance of Rick Nodine, Jovair Longo and Carolyn Deby. Since then, they have begun their research in the infinite possibilities of instant composition and collaborative choreography.
The Sparse believes improvisation has the power to make dance more accessible to people and those who may not have been exposed to dance performances before. It provides a way to easily engage with people of different ages, experiences and social backgrounds.
We are very greateful to have been invited to perform at Agitart Festival in Figueres (Spain) to then join La Manifacture in Aurillac where we have been offered a month of residency. These are great opportunities for us to develop our own artistic language and work on two new creations to tour back to the UK.
The residency at La Manifacture will enable us to come back together and work on 'Wolves will be watching' a piece by Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas commissioned by London Contemporary dance School. (http://igorandmoreno.com/works/wolves-will-be-watching/)
Alongside that we will be exploring, playing and digging deeply in our Improvisation practice, aiming at actively engage our audiences. Because our work is for everyone and you will all agree on it... if you give us a chance to show it!!
We are at a very exciting stage in our careers, trying to persue what we really believe in, however we do need your help to make this happen!