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The Future Dance Festival at 92nd Street Y

The Future Dance Festival at 92nd Street Y


92nd Street Y


92Y Online
1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10128


Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:00pm daily through April 11, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00pm daily through April 18, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00pm daily through April 25, 2021



92nd Street Y

Virtual performances by 21 jury-selected dance creators, introduced by the company directors who chose them. 

A call for entries, 185 submissions, seven panelists, 21 finalists. Join us for the culmination of 92Y's first-ever Future Dance Festival, as we showcase the work of the dance creator finalists selected by our panel of leading dance company directors.

Conceived during the COVID-19 quarantine as a way to connect suddenly platform-less emerging dancers and choreographers with the influential dance company directors so crucial to amplifying their voices, 92Y now invites you to see the work that set them apart. Their dances reflect on themes of loneliness, time, injustice, home, rage and more, expressed by some of the most exciting new talent in dance today, and the artists the world will be seeing more than a glimpse of tomorrow.

Each program includes introductions by the company directors with insight into the qualities they look for and what determined their selections, plus an interview with each of the choreographers, in which they discuss the creation of their work.  


Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company
Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director, Ballet Hispánico
Jessica Tong, Associate Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance  
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 

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