By Aimee Ts'oa for The Mercury News
“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation — experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.” ― Paul Theroux
Choreographers are like chefs in more ways than you might imagine. Their ingredients aren’t fruits, vegetables, meat, herbs and spices, but bodies, movement, music, fabric and light. Balance and proportion are the keys to success for both. While it might take all day to put together a delectable repast, it can take several weeks to create a half-hour moving feast of dance.
To see the results from a local “choreographic kitchen,” check out the Sketch 8 dance festival presented by Amy Seiwert’s Imagery company, June 28-30 at ODC Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. This year’s theme is “Origin Stories.”