CURRENT PROJECTS

sorry Clover

sorry Clover was born from a need to investigate a space I knew intimately: my home. When the pandemic forced us to stay inside our quarters, I became fascinated with the tiny nooks and crannies I once passed by with no acknowledgement. What movement is possible in a 3-square-foot cut out next to the kitchen counter? Or the breezeway between the bedroom and office? As the weeks crept into months crept into a year of quarantining the curiosity transformed into despair. The memory of expansive space and endless movement diminished. Suddenly the coziness of my abode started to close in around me; constricting my body, deterring my mind, and consuming my hope. sorry Clover is my journey through a global crisis of isolation. Paralyzed within my home, my desire to connect with other humans has been overpowered by the fear of contact with the outside world.

sorry Clover premieres at Yaw Theater in Seattle on November 11, 2022. For more information and tickets, click here.

Cast and Crew:

Mary Sigward: Director, Videographer, Editor, Choreographer, Dancer

Ben Chaiken: Videographer

Music: “In the Kitchen” by Michael Wall

Screened live at the 2021 Seattle International Dance Festival

Honorable Mention at the 2021 Mobile Dance Film Festival

back-formation

back-formation is a work-in-progress examining the role of grief in the human experience. At some point in life, every human will experience the overwhelming and confusing emotion called "grief." My intention with this work is to utilize my personal experience with grief to help others unpack and acknowledge their own. Dance has the ability to heal through its ability to create a powerful kinesthetic connection between two beings, even when a single word is not spoken.

 

Cast and Crew:

Mary Sigward: Choreographer and Dancer

Jazzy Photo: Videographer

Premiered at Base Arts Space in Seattle, WA on February 23, 2020

Performed at the 2022 Seattle International Dance Festival