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The Sky Was Different
Concept & Choreography: Jonathan Fredrickson
Directors: Jonathan Fredrickson & Tobin Del Cuore
Original Music Composition: Oleg Stepanov
Film Runtime: 50 minutes

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. 



Each livestream presentation was accompanied by a moderated post-film Q&A discussion with Jonathan Fredrickson and the artists and collaborators involved in The Sky Was Different. Learn more about the unique transcontinental collaboration, dynamic filming locations, and creative process behind the making of the film!




A 4-week series of video lessons and interactive guides to accompany the film The Sky Was Different.