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.
is a co-founder of The Sparse Collective. He worked with a vast range of artists and movers in Mauritius,
England, France and Austria including Jovair Longo, Rick Nodine, Humanah Production and will soon start new creations with Rocardo Rizo and Tiziana Anaboldi. His main source of interest includes the technique of contact improvisation and how its practice increases focus, virtuosity and social exchange.
is one of the founders of The Sparse Colletive. She has been performing at Touch Wood festival at the Place Theatre with Anders Duckworth and is currently working on the new creation of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ at Glyndbourne Opera House. From January she will be Joining LEM research and development centre in Buenos Aires to enhance her performance and choreographic experience.
is a Co-founder of The Sparse Collective. During her training amarnah worked alongside the likes of David Zambrano, Jeremy Nelson, Ursula Robb and Keith Hennessy. Her recent professional activities include working with Anton Lachky, Renaud Wiser, Efrosini Protopapa and Athina Vahla. She will be soon touring these works with Verve Postgraduate Dance Company across the UK, Italy and Spain. Later on this year Amarnah will work with David Zambrano again for a month as part of EX IN Dance.
is a surprisingly sweaty dancer. He is currently exploring his interest in performance art and choreography, and has been involved in numerous pop-up performances and facilitating contact improvisation jams around London. He has recently finished working as Movement Director for 'Where will we live?' with Changing Faces Collective and is now about to work with the choreographer Sally Marie.
was born in France in 1992. She joined the Ecole National Supérieur de Marseille in 2009 and then further developed her professional training at London Contemporary Dance School since 2012. At LCDS, Lucie has been working with Crystal Pite, John Ross and Igor and Moreno. Along side the other members, she co-created The Sparse Collective. She is now dancing with JV2 (Jasmin Vardimon Professional Certificate).
is a Venezuelan dance artist and writer. She is a co-founder of The Sparse Collective. She danced with David Zambrano, Ursula Robb, Barbara Mahler, Keith Hennesy and Igor and Moreno. In 2015, she presented her own work at the Venezuelan Embassy in London. In January 2016, she will join the LEM Research and Development centre in Buenos Aires to continue her creative research on the politics of empathy and the potentiality of performance.
was born in Bordeaux (France) where he started dancing before joining the National Dance School of Marseille and London Contemporary Dance School in 2012. He performed works by Crystal Pite, John Ross and Richard Alston among many others.He is a funding member of The Sparse Collective. After graduating he moved back to France where he is now working with Chendance Company.
Letitia Wilkinson is one of the founding members of dance improvisation collective- The Sparse Collective. Since graduating, Letitia has been working as a freelance dancer with involvement in numerous projects including working with immersive theater company Reuben Feels, on multiple projects with Alexandra Green Dance and will soon begin a period of Research and Development with Hannah Meraki Dance. Letitia teaches regularly in London and continues to explore other practices such as Yoga and Capoeira and plans to undergo Yoga teaching training in the future.
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This 3-week residency is going to allow us making a new creation and rediscovering one existing piece.
It is a great opportunities for us to develop our own artistic language and work, create and recreate 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 will be performing these pieces at Avignon Festival right after the residency as site specific and street perfromances.
La Manufacture residency
4/07 to 22/07 2016
22, 23, 24/07 2016
IMPROVISATION INTO PERFORMANCE
THE SPARSE COLLECTIVE (ENGLAND)
THURSDAY 30 JUNE
Plaça de les Patates
SATURDAY 2 JULY
Plaça Josep Pla
Improvisation into performance works with the ability of making every decision in the moment of the performance. All dancers are simultaneous choreographers and are responsible for the structure and the development of the piece. The vocabulary of our instant compositions can be pure movement, have a strong narrative, be abstract and use text and sound: the possible combinations are infinite.
Precision is fulfilled when there is clarity in the actions and intentions of a body, when the experience of an individual is fully manifested through their physicality, while keeping a receptive state ready to welcome any change that might occur.
Choreography and Performance | Amarnah Amuludun, Laura Lorenzi, Theo Pendle and Jack Sergison
30/06 & 2/07 2016
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