As a dancemaker I value the choreographic process as a powerful vehicle for self-expression as well as for its collaborative potential. At Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, the dancers are my co-conspirators in rigorous physical and emotional inquiries designed to harness fleeting impulses and evoke understated aspects of self. Steeped in creativity, they undertake authentic risk taking, and have the rare quality of being fully present starting day one of the process. Like the mission of SKETCH, my process allots for the "beautiful mistakes" that arise as a natural consequence of intensely playful creative exchanges. The result being innovative, psychologically revelatory works of art that challenge both the classical vernacular and viewer's notions of what's possible.
Stephanie Martinez, Choreographer, SKETCH 9