White Wave: 2018 Dumbo Dance Festival
October 11 – 14, 2018
Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter
(29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
Tickets: $15 ~ $250
* SPECIAL OFFER*
50 FREE first come first served tickets when you enter discount code: 2018DDFKCC
October 11, 7pm: Gala Opening
October 12 – October 14: Festival Performances
October 14: Family Friendly Program
WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) presents The 2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD.
On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7pm, WHITE WAVE Dance will celebrate the 18th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening, heralding the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Their opening remarks will be followed by six stunning contemporary dance troupes: CARMELO SEGURA DANCE COMPANY (Spain), Augusto Soledade Brazzdance (FL), Jennifer Muller | The Works (NY), Ballet Clasico Alina Abreu (Dominican Republic), Buglisi Dance Theatre (NY), WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (NY).
Committed to developing 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 of 11 different programs. For four nights and three days, dance lovers will experience a veritable cornucopia of the best of contemporary dance. DDF is committed to advancing the best of dance by providing on-stage and be-hind-the-scene opportunities for 70 dance troupes from across America and around the globe, allowing audiences to experience, first-hand, the incomparable vitality of the New York dance scene.
“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, WHITE WAVE brings New York audiences the chance to participate in one of the most diverse displays of leading-edge choreography and excellence at an affordable price.”
ABOUT WHITE WAVE
Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. Our mission is to be a potent stimulus for change and expansion of the dance/arts world through the production of dance concerts, classes, residencies, and education. Artistic Director Young Soon Kim’s vision is expansive, challenging the threshold of dance, music, theater and visual art, surging forward to create new possibilities. Ms. Kim creates works of vision and movement language in reverence and awe of novelty that challenge and broaden the boundaries of dance. We provide both emerging and established choreographers/companies with a NYC venue where they can congregate, create, rehearse and present new dance works through our festivals.
To learn more about White Wave, please visit at www.whitewavedance.com/
Young Soon Kim, Artistic Director of WHITE WAVE Dance, is a nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographer, whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich phrases and textures.
In addition to her role as a performer and Artistic Director, Ms. Kim initiated a series of dance festivals after creating WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in 2001. She has since become one of the most recognized producers/curators in New York City. Kim also served as a juror for New York City Department of City Affairs in 2006 and as an apprentice for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2014.
After featured at the 2017 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, WHITE WAVE Dance’s Canadian Première of "iyouuswe" at the 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival was a resounding success.