WHITE WAVE Dance to Celebrate DUMBO Dance Festival with Gala Opening

WHITE WAVE Dance to Celebrate DUMBO Dance Festival with Gala Opening

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates its 17th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region.

Committed to further developing dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today's dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend!

2017 DDF features 70 contemporary dance troupes combining over 350 artists who will present solo, chamber, and full-scale works. Dancers from across the United States, and internationally from Switzerland, China, Hungary, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Italy will join New York's vibrant dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance for the 21st century.

WHITE WAVE created DDF in 2001 in response to the dance community's need for performance opportunities that would not only present, but also produce, the work of rising choreographers at minimal expense for the artist. The festival is now recognized as New York's most prestigious gathering of pioneering choreography, encouraging experimentation, creativity, and originality. During our first 14 years, WHITE WAVE presented festivals at our own John Ryan Theater in DUMBO. In 2015, after losing our home theater, we presented our Festivals in partnership with the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter (DDF) and at the historic 92 Y Harness Dance Center (2016-17 Wave Rising Series), marking the beginning of a new era for WHITE WAVE's Festivals.

WHITE WAVE's festivals have garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, PBS Ch.13 "NYC-Arts", The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, The Village Voice, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News," and Dance Magazine. As WHITE WAVE has grown, so has the buzz all around us, gathering rave reviews in the local and international media. In our 16 years of producing festivals, WHITE WAVE Dance has proudly presented over 2,600 choreographers/dance companies and over 13,500 performers to a total of more than 70,500 audience members!

Founded by Korean-born Young Soon Kim in 1988, the WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company is dedicated to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. We constantly strive to be a potent stimulus for progress and evolution within the dance/arts world. By producing dance concerts, festivals, and educational activities, WHITE WAVE provides both nascent and seasoned choreographers/companies with an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate, and present new works in the undisputed world capital of dance, New York City.

The mission of WHITE WAVE's festival projects is to present and promote up-and-coming choreographers, and our festivals serve as an important stepping stone for emerging dancemakers to launch their careers. Your generous support enables us to continue this important work. We sincerely thank you from the depths of our heart.

We would love you to join us for a fabulous dinner at our Gala Opening Night on October 5th following the 7PM show, and to welcome you to any of our performances during the DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL. You will experience first-hand all you have made possible for these young artists. Contact wwyskdc@gmail.com or (718) 855-8822, and we will save V.I.P. seat(s) for you and your guest!

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