By Maia Scott, Adult Programs Coordinator
Ballet and dance are all about the language of movement. Describing that movement so that it is accessible to people who are blind or have low vision is part of the mission of Gravity Access Services. They are an organization which makes live performances accessible to people with disabilities.
We’re pleased to offer free tickets to a performance of SKETCH 12: Dear Diary by the contemporary ballet company Amy Seiwert’s Imagery on Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 pm at the Cowell Theater, at Fort Mason Center for the Arts in San Francisco. There will be a preshow haptic tour onstage prior to the performance, close-up seating and the use of ten audio description headsets to enjoy a night of dance.
LightHouse students are welcome to come with a guest.
Managing Director, Annika Presley, who reached out to the LightHouse with this opportunity, shared that accessibility is very important to her. She has worked as Education Director for Axis Dance Company, teaching classes within the disability community.
SKETCH 12: Dear Diary presents three innovative new dance works exploring the bittersweet complexity of nostalgia. During a highly collaborative five-week laboratory, choreographers Amy Seiwert, Natasha Adorlee and Joshua L. Peugh, created new ballet-based work while participating in a “crit group”, a creative feedback process rare in ballet settings. The result is three bold new works that welcome the choreographers and dance artists to take risks, shed old habits and consider new perspectives.
What: Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, a contemporary ballet company presents SKETCH 12: Dear Diary
When: Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 7:30 pm |Haptic Access Tour prior to the show at 6:00 pm
Where: Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for the Arts, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
RSVP: By June 30 to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608. You may have up to two tickets and please let Maia know if you want an audio description headset.