• $12

April 9 -11, $12 April 16-18, $12 April 23-25, $12 All three available for $30


Aiming to provide a bridge connecting the next generation of creators with the current generation of directors, the 92nd Street Y put out an open call for submissions to emerging choreographers to be part of a new virtual event – the “Future Dance Festival.” The call was met with an unprecedented amount of talent, authenticity, and inspiration as 185 individuals submitted work representing an impressively diverse gathering of new voices, new visions, and new vocabularies, with a plan for panelists Kyle Abraham, Janet Eilber, Jennifer Stahl, Jessica Tong, Victor Quijada, Eduardo Vilaro to choose three finalists apiece.

This year’s inaugural Festival is now expanded to present a total of 21 works, with seven shown on each weekend – April 9-11, April 16-18 and April 23-25. These represent three choices from each panelist as originally planned, plus three additional selections chosen by Taryn Kaschock Russell, 92Y Harkness Dance Center director, who was moved by the wealth of talent represented by the submissions to include more. Each program also features taped interviews with Russell and the panelists about what drew them to each of those choreographer’s works. To see a clip reel with portions of each work, click here (for viewing purposes only).

Tickets are available at 92y.org/event/future-dance-festival and the programs are available from noon Friday through midnight Sunday of each weekend.

Festival applications were limited to choreographers with only one professional commission to date but the finalists have a wide range of international credits, including Judson Church, Jacob’s Pillow, Mark Morris Dance Center, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Hispanico, Danspace Project, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Batsheva, Staatstheater Nuremburg, the national tour of Phantom of the Opera, Tap in Rio, and Kaatsbaan, among others.

Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Theater
Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director, Ballet Hispanico
Jessica Tong, Associate Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Kyle Abraham, Artistic Director, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
Victor Quijada, Artistic Director, RUBBERBAND
Jennifer Stahl, Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine
Taryn Kaschock Russell, Director, 92Y Harkness Dance Center

Panelist Selections

Kyle Abraham
Annie Rigney                                                  Galithea
Barhka Patel                                                   Aikyam
Taylor Graham                                               Here & Gone

Janet Eilber
Max Levy                                                        Silent Bell
Baye and Asa                                                 John 4:20
Andrienne Lipson                                            Moon Dogs

Jennifer Stahl
Jessie Lee Thorne                                          Nowhere
Madison Elliot                                                  Empty Vessel
Patrick Coker                                                  An Echo of Peace

Jessica Tong
Will Ervin                                                         Politically Incorrect
Leonardo Sandoval                                        All You Gotta Do is Ask
Charly and Eriel Santagado                            De-Eschatalogy

Eduardo Vilaro
Vera Kvarcakova & Jeremy Galdeano           Doma
Jamal Callender                                              Between Here and There
Aaron Burr Johnson                                        Untitled

Victor Quijado
Beatrice Panero                                              A hypothesis of Do-rilla
Nicole Van Arx                                                NINE
Brian Golden                                                   This is 22!

Taryn Kaschock Russell
Caroline Payne                                               Aviary
Brian Josiah Martinez                                     breaking mundane
Nicholas Ranauro                                           Whoa, Man