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ODC Theater: Museum of Dance presents The Choreography of Emerging Technology

November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Can we choreograph the future? Or is our future already being choreographed? Meet us at the intersection of movement, technology, and design.

Museum of Dance presents an exclusive evening with cutting-edge choreographer and technology theorist, Sydney Skybetter.

Hailed as “one of the most influential people in dance today” (Dance Magazine), Skybetter is a sought after TEDx speaker, Brown University lecturer and researcher — studying the choreographics of human-computer interfaces and mixed reality systems.

Join us as Skybetter shares his research in dance and technology, and asks the tough questions we face in our imminent technological future. The evening will include an interactive movement experience, networking + refreshments, and conversation with Skybetter. Get ready to test your understanding of the computational, virtual and real worlds at this unique one-night-only event!

** Designed for both Dance Artists & Technologists alike **

This is the first in a series of Museum of Dance events designed to launch an expansive conversation between artists, creatives and techies in the Bay Area.

Dancers will gain a newfound agency and understanding of how their work can serve multiple technological applications outside of the performing arts sphere.

Technologists, UX/UI designers, researchers, product managers, engineers and coders will explore gesture as an essential component of design. How can we empower users to participate in the human choreography of our tech future?

** Please Note: Photography and filming will be taken at this event.**

The Full Experience | 5:30 – 9:00 PM | $55
Includes the full night of activities. Begin with our interactive movement experience and end with our networking reception, while enjoying food and refreshments.

Learning & Networking Experience | 6:30 – 9:00 PM | $40
Start off the night later with drinks and light food at our opening reception. Dive into the Lecture + Q&A, and end with our networking reception.


Movement Experience, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Join us as Skybetter brings spatial concepts off the screen and onto the dance floor. Explore the parallels between algorithmic computation, human interaction and movement — with a series of unique exercises designed for both techies and dancers alike.

Opening Reception, 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Kick-off the evening with Museum of Dance! Enjoy light food and drinks on us, as you meet and mingle with our Bay Area community.

Lecture + Q&A, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Get an inside look as Skybetter presents his ground-breaking research on the intersections of gesture, dance history, computer science and homeland security.

Networking Reception, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Dive into hot topics and conversations across the fields of technology, dance and design. Enjoy refreshments and food while connecting with Bay Area professionals.


November 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


ODC Theater
3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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