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Amy Seiwert

Milwaukee Ballet and the Modern Quest for Beauty

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Artistic director Michael Pink has built an ensemble that deliberately eschews the cookie-cutter look of traditional ballet companies; these are dancers of striking individuality, many of whom have risen through the ranks of Milwaukee Ballet's second company.

Smuin Ballet Goes to XXTREMES

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Set to recordings of 10 Patsy Cline songs, Dear Miss Cline is a riot, and more technically virtuosic than its breezy mood might suggest.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Closes With A Bold Experiment

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The three choreographers work in different idioms -- Amy Seiwert in modern ballet, Yaelisa in flamenco, KT Nelson in contemporary dance -- and each chose to use the site in a different manner.

A Ballet Triathlon: Amy Seiwert's Imagery in SKETCH 3 (Expectations)

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Amy Seiwert's evening of experimental, new work is visually stunning, in the intimate ODC Theatre, while the stamina of her intrepid company of eight classically trained ballet dancers is severely tested by the demands on their athleticism.

Oakland Ballet Reimagines Diaghilev

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The original was considered exceptionally daring back in 1924, with its allusions to sexual hijinks among the demi-mondaines and its depiction of bisexuality. In 2013, these themes risk putting a hip Bay Area crowd to sleep.

Storming the Citadel: The Women Choreographers

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

A tiny company of eight dancers is making a bid to corner the market in female ballet choreographers, employing 20 percent of the world supply for their upcoming performances. That the actual number of choreographers represented is only three should surprise no one familiar with the ballet world, in which women dominate as dancers but not as dance-makers.