2014 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL + WAVE RISING SERIES
+ NEW Rising Choreographer Residency Program
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Wednesday, APRIL 2, 2014
(Reduced entry fee through March, 21)
WHITE WAVE invites you to submit applications for two thrilling upcoming festivals to be presented this fall: the 14th Annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL and 9th Annual WAVE RISING SERIES.
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2014 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (September 25th- 28th)
This year, WHITE WAVE is proud to present our 14th Annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL!! The Festival, to be held at our John Ryan Theater (25 Jay Street, DUMBO Brooklyn), is designed to showcase the work of approximately 100 emerging and established choreographers and dance companies from all over the United States and abroad. Featuring the freshest and most original contemporary artists, audiences will be able to enjoy up to 8 different companies in each hour of programming. The DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with an OPENING NIGHT gala followed by a 3-day dance extravaganza in marathon-like performances. Except for the GALA, all performances are presented to the public free of charge.
2014 WAVE RISING SERIES (October 22nd – November 9th)
Launched in 2006, the WAVE RISING SERIES furthers WHITE WAVE’s commitment to find, nurture, and expand opportunities for extraordinarily gifted artists. The 9th annual WAVE RISING SERIES will present 24 dance companies, showcased in full-length programs (30 minutes per company). In addition, each week of the WRS will begin with “Preview Nights” which present 10-min snippets of the week’s featured works, followed by a Q&A and reception to meet the artists. The SERIES is curated by Young Soon Kim and an eight-member selection panel that includes prominent figures from the dance world. It provides a perfect opportunity for choreographers who want to offer a New York season, but may not have the time or resources to produce a full event on their own. WHITE WAVE handles all of the production and PR for these independent choreographers, and is well known for drawing large and enthusiastic audiences to its John Ryan Theater. We strongly encourage outstanding artists to propose new works for this series, which will run for three weeks.
Apply NOW for WHITE WAVE’s first
Rising Choreographer Residency Program!
WHITE WAVE is pleased to announce the launch of our 1st RISING CHOREOGRAPHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM (RCRP). To be an even greater catalyst for the expansion of dance/arts, this year marks the first in space grants at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater. RCRP will be offered for 3 months (July 15 – Oct. 7, 2014). We will select 3 companies / choreographers to join the residency, granting each company a total of 50 hours in our beautiful studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, along with other benefits detailed here. The program culminates in the premiere of a new work in the WAVE RISING SERIES at the end of the residency.