The SKETCH series has a mission to foster creative risk. Watch Amy Seiwert step outside of her comfort zone and try something completely new.
For SKETCH 6 | Use Your Words, Seiwert is creating a world premiere inspired by Neil Gaiman's poem Instructions. Gaiman's masterpiece serves as handbook on how to survive any fairy tale. This is Seiwert's first experiment in story telling and dance theater. The poem is interwoven with Benjamin Britten's Suite for Cello No. 1, Op. 72, performed live by Bay Area native Michelle Kwon.
Guest choreographers for SKETCH 6 include San Francisco legend and SKETCH 3 choreographer Val Caniparoli, who is taking his lead from a particular Elizabeth Sitwell poem called 4 In The Morning to recreate a late night party as he imagines in Joseph Moncure March’s bawdy narrative The Wild Party or in a wild Gatsby-esque after-party typical of that “Golden” era.
Emerging choreographer and former Imagery collaborator Nicole Haskins' inspiration comes from the quote, "Life is too short for fake butter." These world premieres will be presented alongside the revival of Adam Hougland’s Cigarettes, created for the inaugural SKETCH: New Works in 2011.
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Rather than creating the movement, I have been offered movement. - Scott Marlowe
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