NEXT: The Emerging Choreographer Commissioning Program underscores Accent Dance NYC’s commitment to nurturing the artistry of early-career choreographers who bring fresh voices and innovative ideas to the forefront of the dance world. Dedicated to spotlighting the next voice, the next collaboration, and the next idea that ignites thought-provoking discussions or explores significant themes, NEXT empowers choreographers to create impactful works that resonate deeply with audiences of all ages. Launched in 2023, the NEXT program commissions a new piece by a professional, early-career choreographer, covering all creative expenses including choreographer and dancer compensation, rehearsal space, and the work’s premiere. Additionally, the commissioned choreographer receives invaluable professional mentorship and audience feedback through open rehearsals and in-process showings, and gains access to Accent Dance’s extensive network and opportunities to showcase the work to a wide range of audiences in educational, community, and concert settings.
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