2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29)

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For the 13th consecutive year, WHITE WAVE will produce and present our annual DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dancemakers. The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL (Sept. 26-29) held at WHITE WAVE’s John Ryan Theater will feature over 80 companies with 450 performing artists.

Up to 7 companies are presented in every hour of programming, hailing from New York City’s vibrant contemporary dance scene as well as from across the United States, Canada, Korea and England. For a list of participating artists, please click here. Images of our performers are also available in our photo gallery.

This year’s festival also features a special family friendly program and a free dance class for kids!

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The 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL will kick off with WHITE WAVE’s Opening Night GALA Celebration on Thurs., Sept. 26that 7:00 pm. Aside from the Opening Night GALA fundraiser, all performances in our 3-day dance extravaganza will be presented free of charge to the public.

Festival Schedule

Thursday Sept. 26th              7pm Gala Opening Night

Friday Sept. 27th                 7pm, 8pm & 9pm Festival Performances

Saturday Sept. 28th             2-4pm, 5-7pm & 8-10pm Festival Performances

Sunday Sept. 29th              12-1pm Kids Can Dance (Open Class)

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aewigjfaowergjaiowerwerjeigoei9:30-11pm DJ Closing Night Party


For a more detailed schedule, click here.

The Festival runs concurrently with the DUMBO Arts Festival, which transforms our distinctive waterfront neighborhood into the single largest forum for experimental art in the United States. Just one train stop from downtown Manhattan, the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater resides in a hotbed of artistic collaborations and provides a vital showcase for the latest in cutting edge, contemporary dance.We cannot display this gallery

To download the 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL Press Release, click here: 

To view the 2013 DDF and WRS Poster/Brochure, click here.

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