SKETCH 7 | Wandering

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SKETCH 7 | Wandering
Premiered July 2017
at The Cowell Theater, San Francisco

Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” is a dramatic monologue that reflects the story of a wanderer who feels lost from himself and lost from the world. This ballet explores the theme of going on a journey, both internally and physically. How do we relate to the world, the world to us, how does the world around us change us, and how do we in return alter the world and our community? Wandering is Seiwert’s first evening-length work.


“Wandering” is a thing of immense beauty, and a very fine accomplishment. - Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

“Like all of Seiwert’s Choreography this is a meticulous and original piece, emotionally evocative, engaging both mind and heart.” - Jamie Robies, Repeat Performances

Seiwert’s extraordinary treatment of ballet vocabulary surprises, delights and continues to astonish at every turn.
- Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

“In my mind Wandering is in a class by itself among new choreography that I have seen in years. The music itself is sublime -- and emotionally exhausting to experience -- and the music and dance were tightly connected in Wandering in a manner very seldom seen. Three Cheers for Imagery's risk-taking! It really paid off. - Audience Member


Amy Seiwert

Winterreise by Franz Schubert set to 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
with Gerald Moore, 1962

Lighting & Scenic Design: Brian Jones

Susan Roemer of S-Curve Apparel & Design

Choreographic Adviser: Val Caniparoli

Rehearsal Assistant: Katherine Wells

Anthony Cannarela
Alysia Chang
James Gilmer
Tina LaForgia Morse Jackie Nash
Ben Needham-Wood
Gabriel Smith
Shania Rasmussen


photos: Chris Hardy 



  • Nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

  • Awarded Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design (Brian Jones and Susan Roemer, Wandering, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, Cowell Theater, San Francisco)

  • Jackie Nash was named one of Pointe Magazine's Standouts of 2017 for her performance with Amy Seiwert's Imagery at the Joyce Theater.

WANDERING was created with commissioning funds and a residency provided by The Joyce Theater Foundation with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This performance is supported in part by the Lighting Artists in Dance Award, a program of Dancers’ Group, Fort Mason Center for the Arts and Culture, Zaccho Studio's Residency Program, San Francisco Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.