This short documentary of Amy Seiwert's Imagery features excepts from Amy Seiwert, Val Caniparoli, and Marc Brew's original works created for 2013’s SKETCH 3: Expectations. Featuring Annali Rose, James Gilmer, Weston Krukow, Katherine Wells, Ben Needham-Wood, Brandon "Private" Freeman, Sarah Griffin and Rachel Furst.

About the SKETCH Series

The SKETCH series began the summer of 2011 with SKETCH: New Works. Performed at Z Space, SKETCH brought together four choreographers and eight dancers in an incredibly intense but amazingly fertile environment. Since then SKETCH has offered world premieres created by acclaimed choreographers Julia Adam, Marc Brew, Val Caniparoli, Adam Hougland, Matthew Neenan, KT Nelson, Gina Patterson, Susan Roemer and Seiwert.

The purpose of the SKETCH series is to provide a safe environment for risk-taking in contemporary ballet choreography. The performances take place in intimate theaters, and works-in-progress showings with moderated Q&As occur throughout the process. The dancers chosen for this series are incredibly open and generous collaborators, highly invested in the creative process. It is Imagery’s hope that by fostering environments that allow choreographers to take chances, we can do our part to further innovation in our art form.

In 2016 Imagery presents the sixth annual SKETCH series bringing together three generations of ballet makers: Amy Seiwert (Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Smuin Ballet), San Francisco legend Val Caniparoli (San Francisco Ballet) and emerging choreographer Nicole Haskins (Smuin Ballet), July 8-10, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center.  The one weekend performance entitled SKETCH 6 | Use Your Words will feature three premieres by Seiwert, Caniparoli and Haskins, as well as the reprisal of Adam Hougland’s Cigarettes (2011).

Each year the SKETCH series is centered around a theme, and in 2016 the choreographers will look to text for inspiration, with Seiwert, Caniparoli and Haskins each individually defining that task through poems, songs with words and literature.  Amy says: “This year’s SKETCH is special in that I have the opportunity to work with Val Caniparoli, one of the most sought after choreographers in the US and abroad, and Nicole Haskins, a young choreographer who has a strong and creative voice.”