FUTURE DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 launches a call for applications

92Y has launched a call for entries for the 2022Future Dance Festival. Created by Taryn Kaschock Russell, director of the Harkness Dance Center, the Future Dance Festival is a choreographic competition aimed at giving new creators the opportunity to present their work. Designed as a virtual showcase when the 92Y building was closed due to the pandemic – with the aim of bridging the gap between the next generation of creators and the current generation of directors and industry leaders – the 2022 festival will be both virtual and in-person on stage at the Kaufmann Concert Hall as part of Harkness Dance Center’s 2021-22 Mainstage Series.

“We saw an unprecedented amount of talent, authenticity and inspiration at our first Festival,” comments Russell. “Our driving force continues to move the needle for the next generation of choreographers and creators and we remain committed to providing platforms and fostering community for the varied and diverse new voices, new visions and new vocabularies of our to come up.”The Future Dance Festival is open to applicants over the age of 18 who have had only one professional commission to date. For more details and the submission form, go to 92Y.org/FutureDanceFestival.The decisions of the first round will be communicated the first week of March; the finalists will be announced the week of April 11. This year’s panelists include:Janet EilberArtistic Director, Martha Graham dance theater
Jessica TongAssociate Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Kyle Abrahamartistic director, AIM by Kyle Abraham
Jennifer Stahl, Editor-in-Chief, Dance MagazineMore TBA

SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PERIOD

January 1 – February 5, 2022
Open submissions

First week of March 2022
First Round Notifications
Week of April 11
Finalists announced

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