Sydney Skybetter is a technologist, choreographer, and writer. His dances are regularly performed around the country, most recently at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Boston Center for the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow and the Joyce Theater. As a Founding Partner with the Edwards & Skybetter | Change Agency, he has consulted on issues of change management and technology for The National Ballet of Canada, Barnes & Noble, New York University and The University of Southern California among others. He lectures on everything from dance history to cultural futurism, and is a frequent speaker at Juilliard, Dance/USA, and Opera America. He is a regular contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report, serves on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, and is a lecturer on Dance History at Harvard University. He produces shows at Joe’s Pub and OBERON with DanceNOW[NYC], and was the first to get the word “Frack” in print at Dance Magazine. @SydneySkybetter
Class Description: Beginning with a comprehensive warmup of the spine using contemporary Bartenieff technique, and incorporating phrase material from recent works, Sydney Skybetter’s class introduces the diversity of contemporary movement vocabularies in context of the skybetter & associates repertory. This class investigates how anatomy and movement mechanics interface with the qualitative aspects of dance performance, culminating with phrase work emphasizing floor work, jumping, musicality and personal performance choices.