White Wave Presents Dumbo Dance Festival, 9/26-10/2

Come join WHITE WAVE's 16th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival at the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter from Sept. 29th-Oct. 2nd, 2016. 70 contemporary dance troupes with over 325 performing artists will showcase their work for four nights and three days in a marathon of dance innovation.

Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY


Sept. 29 / 7:00pm GALA
Sept 30 / 7pm & 9pm Festival Performances
October 1 / 2pm -10 pm Festival Performances
October 2 / 12 - 1:15pm Free Kid's Can Dance Hip Hop class
October 2 / 1:30 -3:00 pm Family Friendly Program
October 2 / 8:00pm Grand Finale

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 16th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Committed to the development of 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.

"This is a festival about opportunities," says Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of WHITE WAVE Dance. "The DUMBO Dance Festival provides an opportunity for over 300 performing artists to showcase their work. Further, it offers New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-edge choreography and excellence at no cost."
Again, this year's WHITE WAVE's annual DUMBO Dance Festival will be presented in association with Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter in their the state-of-the-art, 300-seat theater, located at the heart of DUMBO.

With all performances free of charge (except Gala), the 16th DUMBO Dance Festival features 70 contemporary dance troupes combining over 325 artists who will present solo, chamber, and full scale works. Dancers from across the United States, Canada, Hungary, Poland, England, Japan, South Korea, and Italy will join the New York's active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century.

All festival performances are FREE / Pay-What-You-Will


Let your life dance for a moment - Join us for the WHITE WAVE Gala magic ...

We invite you to celebrate the 16th DUMBO Dance Festival at the annual WHITE WAVE Gala. Featuring WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company; New York premieres of works byOniin Dance (Italy), Hyun Kim(Korea/Poland); as well as renowned Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance and two rising choreographers, Daniel Ching, and of bones||hollye bynum (USA). After the performances mingle with the cast of international dancers and choreographers for a cocktail of creative dance + creative party + creative canapés.
VIP cocktails are served at Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter from 6:00 - 6:50pm.

7 PM: Opening Night Performance 8:30 PM: Cocktails + Canapes + Dance Party with LIVE MUSIC.

GALA Tickets start at $100.

All funds raised will directly assist WHITE WAVE's mission to present performance and educational opportunities for the next generation of choreographers and dancers. Support us!

Free Kid's Class + Family-Friendly Program:
Sunday, 2nd October, 12 noon-3pm
Class from 12noon- 1:15pm & Performance 1:30-3:00pm
Celebrating the next generation of dancers... and their parents (!) WHITE WAVE's Kids Can Dance education program will lead Hip Hop/B-boy and Modern Dance classes for kids of all ages. Following the class, six companies (Annielille Gavino-Kollman/Malayaworks, Erick Montes/Danceable Projects, Jeanette Stoner and Dancers, XAOC Contemporary Ballet/Eryn Renee Young, Verlezza/Fois and Carolyn Dorfman Dance) will take to the stage in a fun, exciting, and educational program featuring the best, family-friendly performances of the 2016 festival.

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