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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

We’re thrilled to be making all three of our inaugural Future Dance Festival programs available for FREE streaming for a limited time, thanks to the generous support of our donors and all who joined us for the festival’s April premiere.

The Future Dance Festival was created to provide a bridge to connect the next generation of creators with the current generation of directors.

In December 2020, an open call for submissions went out to emerging choreographers and was met with an unprecedented 185 applicants who, in response, shared their talent, authenticity, and inspiration.

21 finalists were selected by our distinguished panelists and complied into three programs. Within each program, the panelist introduces the work they chose and provides insight into their selection.

Please join us in following these new voices and new visions into their bright futures ...

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
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
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
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.


Online programs:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

In-person programs:
Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. Adults must be fully vaccinated in order to attend an in-person 92Y Talk, Concert or other full-capacity performance. Your vaccination status will be checked upon arrival.

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.