Watch Juilliard's Fourth-Year Dancers in Their Last Major Performance Together

April 5, 2020

Oh, dancing class of 2020: our hearts go out to you. Senior year is supposed to be thrilling, and full of happy “last” memories. But just because this final year turned out differently than expected—and your “lasts” came much sooner than you wanted them to—doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate all you’ve accomplished.

The Juilliard School just shared this video of its fourth-year dance students, filmed this past December, performing for what would be their last time together on the Peter Jay Sharp Theater stage. The piece, entitled #PrayerForNow—with choreography by Stephen Petronio and music by Valegeir Sigurðsson—resonates especially powerfully right now.

Join us in giving these dancers a standing ovation. And stay tuned: We’re planning creative ways to recognize the dance class of 2020 in all its greatness as we continue to practice #SocialDisDancing.