The Future Dance Festival - 92Y, New York

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The Future Dance Festival

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

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. NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH APRIL 26. THIS INCLUDES PROGRAMS MARKED AS “PASSED EVENT DATE” IN THE TICKET PURCHASE WINDOW.

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. Once you have purchased a ticket, you will receive a link for that weekend’s program which will be available from that Friday at noon through midnight Sunday.

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 

Program 1, April 9-11 
Annie Rigney, “Galithea” 
Max Levy, “Silent Bell 
Madison Elliott, “Empty Vessel” 
Leonardo Sandoval, “All You Gotta Do is Ask” 
Burr Johnson, “Untitled” 
Nicole von Arx, “NINE” 
Brian Josiah Martinez, “breaking mundane”

Program 2, April 16-18 
Barkha Patel, “Aikyam” 
Adrienne Lipson, “Moon Dogs” 
Jessie Lee Thorne, “Nowhere” 
William Ervin, “Politically Incorrect (Eleanor Bumpurs)”
Vera Kvarcakova & Jeremy Galdeano, “Doma” 
Brian Golden, “This is 22!” 
Caroline Payne, “Aviary”

Program 3, April 23-25 
Taylor Graham, “Here & Gone” 
Baye & Asa, “John 4:20” 
Patrick Coker, “An Echo of Peace” 
Charly and Eriel Santagado, “De-Eschatology” 
Jamal Callender, “Between Here and There” 
Beatrice Panero, “A hypothesis of Do-rilla” 
Nicholas Ranauro, “Whoa, Man” 

92Y needs your help. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. Your ticket purchase helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Please consider donating today at Thank you.


Programs taking place online:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:
Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.

Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:
Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.

Kyle Abraham

Recently featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Kinfolk and Vogue Italia

Janet Eilber

Janet Eilber (Artistic Director) has been the Company’s artistic director since 2005 …

Jennifer Stahl

Jennifer Stahl is Dance Magazine’s editor in chief and Dance Media’s content director …

Jessica Tong

Recently named Associate Artistic Director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jessica was raised in Salt Lake City …

Victor Quijada

In 18 years, Victor Quijada and his RUBBERBAND have not only redefined breakdance codes within an institutional context …

Eduardo Vilaro

Eduardo Vilaro (Artistic Director & CEO) joined Ballet Hispánico as Artistic Director in August 2009 …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.