2015 Dumbo Dance Festival October 8th-11th


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Let your life dance for a moment – Join us for the WHITE WAVE Gala magic …

2015 Opening Night Gala e-inviation

On Thursday October 8, the DUMBO Dance Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary and we invite you to celebrate the milestone. The Gala opens at the newly renovated Gelsey Kirkland ArtCenter with performances from the acclaimed WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company and Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. New York premieres will be presented by our international guest companies JÁNOS FELEDI/FELEDI PROJECT (Hungary) and Oniin Dance (Italy) with Buglisi Dance Theatre, James Hansen/ Assemblage Dance, and Annielille Gavino-Kollman from the United States.

After the performances mingle with the cast of international dancers and choreographers for a cocktail of creative dance + creative party + creative canapés.

7 PM Performance at Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter, 29 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

8:30 PM Cocktails + Canapes + Dance Party with LIVE MUSIC by Bossa Nova Beatnik at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street (7th Floor), DUMBO (across street from the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter)

GALA TICKETS are $100 & $250 (VIP) and can be purchased HERE

WHITE WAVE is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible, and will directly assist WHITE WAVE’s mission to present performance and educational opportunities for the next generation of choreographers and dancers.


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WHITE WAVE DANCE in association with Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter presents the 15th DUMBO Dance Festival

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New York’s only 4-Day Dance Marathon of Dance Innovation that is FREE / Pay-What-You-Will to the PUBLIC

For four nights and three days experience a marathon of dance innovation from 75 contemporary dance troupes combining 325 performing artists presenting works from solo to full company. Dancers from across the United States, Canada, Hungary, Korea and Italy join the bold innovators of New York’s dance scene to offer an Instagram of the current directions in dance.

Special highlights include a FREE Family Program on Sunday 11 October (12-3 pm) that offers a Hip Hop/Modern dance class for the whole family and a family-friendly dance performance. Sunday’s Grand Finale at 8.00 pm features world premieres of works from WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company, JÁNOS FELEDI /FELEDI Project (Hungary), Oniin Dance (Italy), Joori Jung/ARTLAB J DANCE, Aaron Atkins/Ballet Inc., Keith Johnson/Dancers, XAOC Contemporary Ballet/Eryn Renee Young, Luda Lee/Black Toe Contemporary Ballet and Winnie Berger/Mook Dance Project.

Festival performances admission is free / Suggested donation: $15


Pay-What-You-Will (RSVP will allow you to have a secured seat)


Performance Schedule

Thursday, Oct 8: 7pm GALA Opening Night

Friday, Oct 9: 7pm, 9pm Festival Performances

Saturday, Oct 10: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Festival Performances

Sunday, Oct 11: 12-1:15pm Kids Can Dance (FREE Open Class), 1:30pm-3pm Family Friendly Program: 4pm, 6pm Festival Performance, 8pm GRAND FINALE

For more info and performance schedule please visit: WHITEWAVEDANCE.COM


Our Sponsors

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Korean Cultural Service, NY; the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Republic of Korea, JOHN RYAN COMPANY and Individual Supporters.


Wanted: Volunteers

WHITE WAVE is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the production of the Wave Rising Series. Look behind the scenes of the production of a major dance festival, and see the performances for free!

Contact us at whitewavevolunteers@gmail.com or 718-822-8855


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