2019 Dumbo Dance Festival

presented by White Wave Dance Company

October 10 – 13, 2019

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
(29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

 Tickets: $15


October 10th 7pm OPENING NIGHT GALA
October 11th 7pm & 9pm Festival Performances
October 12th / 2pm. 4pm, 6pm & 8pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 12 – 1:15pm Kids Can Dance Modern Dance class
October 13th / 1:30 –3:00 pm Family Friendly Program
October 13th / 4pm & 6pm Festival Performances
October 13th / 8:00pm GRAND FINALE


WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company (WHITE WAVE) presents the 2019 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 70 COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD at Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter from October 10 - 13, 2019.

On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7pm, WHITE WAVE Dance will celebrate the 19th 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.

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.

WHITE WAVE provides both nascent and seasoned choreographers and companies with an encouraging environment where they can create, collaborate, and present new works in the undisputed capital of world dance, New York City.

Gala tickets can be purchased at www.whitewavedance.com, and performance tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-dumbo-dance-festival-tickets-69966819641

For any inquiry, please contact White Wave at 718-855-8822 or email to ww2019ddf@gmail.com.



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

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!

Miro Yoon