All students and teachers are invited to participate in a live Q&A with some of the artists in the film on Friday, December 18 at 11am CST. 

Students who cannot attend live may submit questions via the form linked below.  The Q&A will be recorded and distributed to all who register.


Keep scrolling to view the film and learn more about it!


The Sky Was Different is a new film by acclaimed choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson that blends dance, verse, and music into a dream-like journey through the imaginations of the Hubbard Street Dancers. This surreal and stunning 50-minute film explores the minds and movements of characters through stories that are at once interwoven and disjointed. Isolation and introspection. Refuge and reflection. Loss and love. This work peels back and lays bare the emotions that comprise the mood of our times.

Filmed at the Schweikher House and C5 create with no limits. Special thanks to the Schweikher House Preservation Trust and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Originally livestreamed on December 3rd, 5th, and 6th, 2020, this film is now available to watch—free of charge—as part of Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming, our season of free public art. 

 More About the Artists

Dance Discussions for Middle & High School

Three multi-media discussion guides explore key concepts of Narrative & Dance, globally in the arts and within the film The Sky Was Different.

K-8 Dance as Film Online Residency

Four 15-minute mini-lessons allow your students to explore "Dance as Film" through their own choreography and filmmaking.