Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and ODC Theater Co-Present SKETCH 11: Interrupted

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and ODC Theater Co-Present SKETCH 11: Interrupted

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Amy Seiwert’s Imagery and ODC Theater Co-Present SKETCH 11: Interrupted
Broadcast: October 22, 7:30 PM PT
On-Demand: October 23 - November 5

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Please join us for the digital premiere of "Waiting for..." by Ben Needham-Wood and "By Any Other Name" choreographed by Amy Seiwert, created for SKETCH 11: Interrupted. These multi-camera recordings are an exciting hybrid of dance film and traditional performance documentation, offering a cinematic experience of these original works.

In keeping with the titular theme, Artistic Director Amy Seiwert and Artistic Fellow Ben Needham-Wood “interrupted” each other by exchanging active feedback during the creation process of their new ballets. The original concept for 2020’s SKETCH 10: Wrecked was inspired by the Wrecking process developed by choreographer Susan Rethorst. That concept, which would have included six choreographers, had to be scrapped and reconsidered due to COVID. SKETCH 11: Interrupted pays homage to the worldwide disruption of the pandemic and reconceives Imagery’s original plan on a smaller scale. Seiwert and Needham-Wood used specific tools of deconstruction and reconstruction to expose the inner workings of each piece and lay bare each choreographer’s conscious and unconscious habits. Choreography can often happen in isolated ways, and this type of structured feedback disrupts that isolation to open up avenues of imagination and possibility.
SKETCH 11: Interrupted is co-presented by ODC Theater and supported by the Zaccho Studio’s Residency Program. Research and Development for "By Any Other Name" supported by an "Office Hours" Residency at Kennedy Center. 


Company/Artist Bio

  • Amy Seiwert's Imagery

    Amy Seiwert's Imagery is a contemporary ballet company dedicated to expanding the definition of ballet through experimentation and collaboration. Imagery's artists explode preconceptions of what ballet can be, stepping away from their creative habits and taking bold risks. Read more at

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    • Digital access for one household/device to all Fall Season broadcast events, including Co-Presented performances
    • On-demand access for one week of:
      • ODC Theater Presents Funsch Dance Experience: EPOCH;
      • ODC Theater Presents This is Also the Art with Chitresh Das Institute; and
      • ODC Theater Presents inkBoat with Guest Choreographer Ann Carlson: These are the Ones We Fell Among


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    Broadcast: October 22, 2021 @ 7:30pm PT

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Digital broadcast will offer captions and Audio Description.

All ticket sales are final. Performances, dancers, and guest artists subject to change.

***All Individual tickets to SKETCH 11: Interrupted will include access to the Video on Demand experience from Oct 22-Nov 5. Digital Subscription tickets to the entire Fall Season will include access to the SKETCH 11: Interrupted, but not VoD.

Photo by: David DeSilva of Shania Rasmussen