SKETCH 3 |Expectations


David DeSilva © 2013 in Seiwert's %22The Devil Ties My Tongue%22 SKETCH Series 2013.jpg

July 25-28th, 2013
ODC Theater

World Première ballets by: Amy Seiwert, Marc Brew and Val Caniparoli

For SKETCH 3, ASI has engaged acclaimed choreographers Marc Brew and Val Caniparoli who, along with the Artistic Director, Amy Seiwert, will create a new work on the theme of challenging expectations. Both Brew and Caniparoli are dancers celebrating bodies that defy traditional expectations, and choreographers who challenge ballet’s traditional parameters. Brew trained as a classical ballet dancer and experienced a horrific car accident at age 20 that left him paralyzed. Determined to continue his career in dance, his work is influenced by his experience as a dancer using a wheelchair. As a choreographer he strives to redefine expectations of physicality for both performers and audiences. Caniparoli, at age 61, has made a 30-year contribution to choreography in classical ballet that is international in scope and still growing, and he is also still performing, almost 40 years into his tenure with San Francisco Ballet. He will turn to true-life stories of inspiration through physical challenge as a genesis for his work in SKETCH. Seiwert is currently working on a commission with AXIS Dance, a Bay Area company of dancers of mixed abilities, and this experience has expanded her methods of creating; she is eager to reinvestigate the roots of her own vocabulary using this information with her own dancers.


“Amy Seiwert calls her Imagery troupe's current engagement at ODC Theater a ‘sketch,’ but there was nothing indecisive or half-baked about the absorbing program that opened to a sellout crowd on Thursday evening.”

Allan Ulrich’s SKETCH 2 review San Francisco Chronicle, August 3, 2012


Amy Seiwert
Marc Brew
Val Caniparoli


Annali Rose
Brandon “Private” Freeman
Rachel Furst
James Gilmer
Sarah Cecilia Griffin
Weston Krukow
Ben Needham-Wood
Katherine Wells