Dance & High Tech: History and Practice
with Sydney Skybetter
Friday, April 9, 2021 • Friday, April 16, 2021 • Friday, April 23, 2021
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Elements of choreography have influenced developing technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and surveillance systems, and sometimes the results have been unjust. This master class will examine ways choreography might be used to create less blinkered and prejudiced technologies. At the same time, we will also explore how technology can be used in the creation of dance pieces in our classrooms.
This is a three-session master class. In the first two sessions, teachers learn from the master. In the third, participants have a rare and valuable opportunity to exchange ideas with other brilliant teachers. Participants are assigned a small amount of homework to prepare for each session.
Sydney Skybetter is a Public Humanities Fellow and Lecturer at Brown University where he researches the problematics of human-computer interfaces and mixed reality systems and is the Founder of the Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces. Hailed by Dance Magazine as “One of the most influential people in dance today,” Sydney’s work has been performed at such venues as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Joyce Theater. He received his MFA in Choreography from New York University.