Amy Seiwert returns to The Joyce with her contemporary ballet company, Imagery and her first evening-length ballet, which is set to Franz Schubert’s voice and piano cycle Winterreise, commissioned by The Joyce Theater. A dramatic monologue portraying a wanderer feeling lost from himself and the world, this ballet explores both internal and physical journeys. Although Seiwert employs classical ballet technique, the piece resonates with current times, investigating the power of modern myth and the Hero’s journey cycle. Imagery’s artists are ballet trained dancers who are critical thinkers, willing to leave their comfort zones and who delight in breaking preconceptions of ballet.
Major support for The Joyce’s Ballet Festival provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation and Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Underwriting support provided by Deborah and Charles Adelman and Martin and Linda Fell. Major support for The Joyce’s Closing the Gap Initiative promoting female choreographers provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Amy Seiwert was awarded a 2016–2017 Creative Residency by The Joyce Theater Foundation with major support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.