Dance Barre – FREE Dance Discussion/Lecture

DANCE DECONSTRUCTED: HOW BALLETS COME TOGETHER & FALL APART
Guest Speaker: Sydney Skybeter
Ballet has a reputation for being pristine and prim, but many dances are overly improvisational, chaotic and over-the-top, and the choreographic processes that make them are basically bonkerballs. Join Brown University professor, Sydney Skybetter, for a journey through ballet history to our contemporary moment, with digressions on the proper use of swords, why miming is the worst, how ballet stages were death traps until the 1980s and why choreographer Jessica Lang may well be our best hope for the future.