October 5 – 8, 2017

October 5, 7PM GALA
October 6-8, 2017 – Festival Performances
October 8, 2017 – Family Friendly Program

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 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 the development in 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 the New York’s active dance community to offer the full range of new directions in dance in the 21st century. Dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance.

“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 350 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 at an affordable price.”

The Gala evening will be hosted by a guest celebrity (TBA). We have selected two of our most distinguished supporters to honor the impact they have made in furthering our mission. Their opening remarks will be followed by seven stunning contemporary dance troupes: Iker Karrera (Spain), Oniin Dance Company (NY/Italy), Verlezza Dance (NY), Over soul tanz theater (China), Maddie Hanson (NY), Alicia Mullikin (Washington), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (NY). Following the show, guests will enjoy a reception with a buffet dinner of exotic Korean cuisine and a fabulous raffle, including wine baskets, “dinner for two” at DUMBO eateries and so much more!

TICKETS: General Admission: $10
GALA Opening Night, October 5th (starts at $100)
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