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 2017 Imagery presents the seventh annual SKETCH series. Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, SKETCH 7 |Wandering offers Seiwert her biggest challenge yet as she creates her first full-length evening of contemporary ballet. SKETCH 7| Wandering will premiere on July 21 through July 23 at Fort Mason Center for the Arts and will travel to the Joyce Theater, NY for performances July 27 through 29.