FUTURE HOST is a New York–based performance ensemble named after an epithet commonly bestowed to children in official socialism, who are posited as the site, agent, and product of socialist futures. Future Host is always already ready to create world history with ecstatic optimism and absolute urgency. Founded in 2016, Future Host reconceptualizes embodied experience and discipline of contemporary China through theatre, choreography, and writing in order to activate alternative possibilities of subsistence and resistance. A finalist of the 2018 Huayu Youth Art Award, Future Host appears at the Museum of Chinese in America, The Knockdown Center, Movement Research, The Dixon Place, Chambers Fine Art in New York, TPAM Performing Arts Festival in Yokohama, Japan, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai. Future Host’s writing “Can the Subaltern Perform?” is forthcoming in Ritual and Capital published by Wendy’s Subway.
MA Tingying (b. 1988, Chengdu) is a theater-maker and choreographer. She obtained a B.A. in Dramatic Literature from the Central Academy of Drama and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. KANG Kang (b. 1992, Beijing) is a writer, editor, and translator, and dramaturg. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society.